Harris’ 40 points leads Navy past Lehigh 85-78

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)—Chris Harris scored 40 points, hitting eight 3-pointers, and Navy snapped Lehigh’s seven-game win streak in an 85-78 victory on Wednesday night.

Harris went 10-for-21 from the floor and 12-for-13 from the free throw line in 38 minutes for the Midshipmen (12-12, 6-3 Patriot League), who have won three in a row. O.J. Avworo finished with eight points and 11 assists on two turnovers.

Romeo Garcia had 10 points and seven rebounds before fouling out for Navy, which never trailed after Jordan Sugars’ 3-pointer gave the Midshipmen a 63-60 lead with 8:28 to play.

The Mountain Hawks (15-9, 6-3) cut Navy’s margin to four points with 42 seconds left on a jumper by freshman C.J. McCollum, who finished with his second straight double-double with 27 points and 10 rebounds. But Harris answered with four straight free throws.

Lehigh’s Zahir Carrington had 15 points and 10 boards.

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Chris Harris Chris Harris
10-21,  40 Pts
2 Rebs, 2 Assists
C.J. McCollum C.J. McCollum
8-18,  27 Pts
10 Rebs, 1 Assists

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