Balanced Bucknell attack beats Navy 78-57

The Associated Press

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Chris Hass scored 15 points to lead a balanced Bucknell attack as the Bison beat Navy 78-57 on Wednesday.

Dom Hoffman added 14 points, all in the first half, as Bucknell (11-13, 6-7 Patriot League) built a 44-21 lead at halftime and cruised in the second half. Brian Fitzpatrick also had 14 and Cameron Ayers added 13. Those four starters combined to score 56 points.

Bucknell's other starter, Steven Kaspar, had three points, 10 assists, nine rebounds, and four steals as the Bison forced 18 turnovers, 14 coming from steals.

Brandon Venturini paced Navy (8-16, 3-10) with 15 points and Worth Smith had 10. Will Kelly set a career-high with six blocks and added eight points for the Midshipmen.

The game was moved up one hour due to winter weather.

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