Harris’ 40 points leads Navy past Lehigh 85-78
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.