Simmons has 17 as Army beats Lafayette 79-55

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EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Julian Simmons scored 17 points and Cleveland Richard had 15 to lead Army to a 79-55 victory over Lafayette on Wednesday.

Kenny Brewer added 11 points for Army (9-18, 5-8 Patriot League), which shot 54.7 percent (29-of-53) on the night.

Jared Mintz scored 12 points and Michael Gruner had 11 for Lafayette (8-20, 4-9), which managed only 31 percent for the night.

The Leopards were held scoreless for the first five minutes but hit three baskets within a one-minute span to take a 7-6 lead with 13:10 remaining in the period. But Jon Sizemore hit a jumper on the next possession to start Army on an 11-0 run. Army led 41-23 at the half and held a double-digit advantage thoughout the second half.

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