Anderson delivers late, Navy tops Lehigh 77-75
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Shawn Anderson finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals to help Navy hold off Lehigh 77-75 on Saturday.
Anderson scored five straight points to give the Midshipmen (14-9, 5-5 Patriot League) a 72-63 lead with 4:55 left in the game. Navy missed its next four shots and turned the ball over three times, while the Mountain Hawks used a 3-pointer from Pat Andree and 6-of-7 shooting at the free-throw line to take a 75-72 lead with 1:13 remaining. Anderson ended the drought when he grabbed an offensive rebound and scored with 45 seconds left and his layup with 12 seconds to go put Navy back on top. After Andree missed a 3, Tom Lacey grabbed the carom, was fouled and hit 1 of 2 free throws to seal the win.
Navy led 58-46 with 12:24 left to play before Tejada and Kyle Leufroy combined for 15 points in a 17-2 run to rally Lehigh.
Evan Wieck had 13 points for the Midshipmen, while Lacey and Bryce Dulin scored 12 apiece.
Tejada hit four 3-pointers and scored 20 for the Mountain Hawks (8-13, 3-7), while Leufroy added 15 points off the bench.