Navy 85, Monmouth 66By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Wed, Dec 5, 2012 9:20 PM EST
Led by Tilman Dunbar's 20 points and a career-high 19 points from Thurgood Wynn, Navy dominated the second half and beat Monmouth 85-66 win Wednesday in West Long Branch, N.J. The Hawks (5-5), seeking their fifth straight win, were led by Stephen Spinella's 16 points and Andrew Nicholas' 15, but it wasn't enough to offset the Midshipmen, who shot 58 percent (32-of-55) as they scored a season-high in points and put five players in double-figures while breaking a two-game losing streak. The strong games by Dunbar and Wynn offset an atypical poor shooting night from Brandon Venturini, who leads the Midshipmen in scoring on the season. Venturini shot just 2-of-10 and had just five points. The Midshipmen led by as many as nine points and held the advantage for much of the first half before Monmouth took a 37-32 lead into the break. However, the Midshipmen went on a 22-5 second-half run to overtake the Hawks and never looked back after Wynn's fastbreak layup put them ahead for good with 10:31 remaining. Monmouth plays at No. 4 Syracuse on Saturday, while Navy travels to Mount St. Mary's on Friday.
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