Army 70, Lehigh 51

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Sophomore forward Tanner Plomb scored 27 points, leading a hot shooting performance by Army in the first half which propelled the Black Knights to a 70-51 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday in West Point, N.Y.

Sophomore center Kevin Ferguson added nine points and a game-high nine rebounds for Army (12-10, 8-3 Patriot League), which completed a regular-season sweep of Lehigh and snapped the Mountain Hawks' four-game winning streak.

Lehigh (12-12, 5-6) got 16 points, six rebounds and five assists from senior guard Mackey McKnight. Freshman forward Tim Kempton was the only other Mountain Hawk who scored in double figures; he notched 12 points and eight rebounds.

Plomb was on target all night, hitting 9 of 11 shots, including 5 of 6 from beyond the 3-point arc, while his teammates went 0-for-8 on 3-point attempts.

Plomb scored Army's first eight points, including a 3-pointer that gave the Black Knights the lead for good and ignited a 22-4 run that included four baskets by Ferguson and a three-point play by sophomore guard Dylan Cox.

When freshman forward Tanner Omlid hit two free throws and followed with a steal and feed to Larry Toomey for a fast-break dunk, Army had a 36-19 lead, matching its largest of the half. It was an accurate reflection of the domination of the Black Knights, who outshot the Mountain Hawks 52 percent to 28 percent and outrebounded them 21-12 before intermission.
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