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Navy 68, Binghamton 50

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After a cold-shooting first half by both basketball teams, Navy found the range in the second and pulled away to a 68-50 victory over Binghamton at the Events Center in Binghamton, N.Y., on Saturday afternoon.

The Midshipmen led 31-26 at the intermission after making just 11 of 30 field goal attempts (37.6 percent). But they made four of their first six shots to start the second half and took a 10-point lead, 39-29, less than five minutes into the period.

The Midshipmen (2-2) rode a double-digit cushion the rest of the way, leading 63-42 with just over four minutes left. They finished the game shooting 42.3 percent after going 11-of-22 from the field in the second half.

Binghamton (1-3), which shot less than 30 percent (7-of-20) in the first half, continued to struggle in the second and finished the game at 28.9 percent, (13 of 45).

The Midshipmen put four players in double figures, with sophomore guard Tilman Dunbar leading the way with 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting.

Sophomore forward Will Kelly had 12 points, sophomore guard Kendall Knorr 11 and junior guard Brandon Venturini 10.

Sophomore guard Jordan Reed led the Bearcats with 13 points, and freshman guard Marlon Beck came off the bench to score 11.
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