Poor Shooting Dooms Howard In Loss To Navy
ANNAPOLIS, MD. - Howard went cold for the last nine minutes of the game, allowing Navy to close with a 17-1 run that resulted in a 66-55 loss in a non-conference men's game at Alumni Hall.
Howard (1-1) which was coming off an emotional 47-45 home win over Oregon State on Friday, started the second half with a 16-7 spurt that gave them a 54-49 lead, its biggest of the game.
Then the Mids (1-1) put together their run as the Bison aided and abetted by missing 25 of their 35 second half shots.
Navy rode the scoring of Chris Harris, who led all scorers with 22 points, Jordan Sugars, who contributed 12 off the bench and Kaleo Kina, who added 11 and seven rebounds.
The Bison were led by Randy Hampton with 15 points and Paul Kirkpatrick and Chris McHenry, who each scored nine. Sophomore forward Adam walker grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds, 10 coming off the defensive glass.
Two players who were keys to Howard's big win over Oregon State on Friday, Eugene Myatt and Curtis White, combined to miss 15 of 17 shots, with Myatt missing all 11 of his shots.
NEXT UP: The Bison will try to rebound when they host American University on Wednesday at 7 pm in Burr Gymnasium.