American U. knocks off Army 57-54

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WASHINGTON (AP)—Vlad Moldoveanu scored 18 points and hit a late 3-pointer to put American University up for good in a 57-54 victory over Army on Wednesday night.

Joe Hill tied a career high with 12 points for the Eagles (8-18, 5-6 Patriot League), who snapped a three-game skid despite surrendering a 17-point lead.

Tyrell Thompson scored 13 points in the Knights’ sixth loss in seven games and Jeremy Hence added 1l. Cleveland Richard also scored 11 points for Army (13-12, 3-8), but his game-tying 3-point attempt at the buzzer hit the rim.

Hence hit an inside leaner that tied it at 48-all for Army, but Moldoveanu answered with a long 3 to make it 51-48.

Nick Hendra’s foul shots pushed the lead to five, but Thompson hit three free throws, and Army’s Nathan Hedgecock answered Stephen Lumpkins’ layup with a 3 to close it to 55-54.

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 Army
Tyrell Thompson Tyrell Thompson
5-8,  13 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists
 American
Vlad Moldoveanu Vlad Moldoveanu
7-12,  18 Pts
5 Rebs, 1 Assists

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