Lafayette Hands Navy 15th Straight Loss 62-41

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — Nick Petkovich scored 11 points and Lafayette’s defense stifled Navy in a 62-41 win on Saturday.

The Leopards (10-13, 5-3 Patriot League) scored 26 points off 20 Navy turnovers and held the Midshipmen to their lowest point total since they scored 40 points in a loss to Holy Cross on Feb. 14, 2007.

Navy (3-19, 0-8) made only 4 of 16 field goal attempts in the second half and shot 36.8 percent (14 of 38) for the game. The loss was the 15th straight for Navy.

Lafayette used a 12-0 run early in the second half to lead 45-28 with 12:54 remaining. The Leopards kept the lead in double digits the rest of the game and held their largest advantage at 22 points, 55-33, with 5:44 to go.

Ryan Willen and Seth Hinrichs each scored 10 points for the Leopards, who have won four straight at home in the series.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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