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Lehigh 68, Navy 66

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The Lehigh Mountain Hawks snapped a five-game losing streak with a 68-66 Patriot League victory in overtime over the Navy Midshipmen on Wednesday night at Alumni Hall in Annapolis, Md.

Lehigh, which beat Navy for the eighth-straight time, improved to 9-11 overall and 2-5 in the Patriot League, while Navy, which last beat Lehigh on Feb. 10, 2010, dropped to 7-11 overall and 2-5 in the Patriot.

Lehigh senior guard Mackey McKnight scored the game-winner on a driving layup with :01.1 seconds left in overtime. Freshman center Tim Kempton led the Mountain Hawks with 15 points, junior guard Stefan Cvrkalj added 14 points, sophomore forward Justin Goldsborough chipped in with 13 and McKnight finished with 11.

Navy junior forward Worth Smith scored a game-high and career-best 26 points and was supported by freshman guard Grant Vermeer's 13 points. Junior guard Brandon Venturini and freshman guard Zach Fong each added 10 for the Midshipmen.

McKnight tied the game at 58 with :19 left in regulation. Venturini missed a layup with :02 to play and Smith came up short on a follow-up that sent the game into overtime.

Navy shot poorly from the field, making 22 of 67 (32.8 percent) to Lehigh's 22-for-45 (48.9 percent).
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