Nov. 14, 2006
Upper Marlboro, Maryland - Navy's torrid first half three-point barrage and cold shooting by the Brown team enabled the Midshipmen to come away with a 70-47 win over the Bears at the Show Place Arena. The win lifts Navy to 2-1 overall, while the Bears fall to 0-3.
Brown struggled from the start, connecting on just one field goal in the first 16 minutes. The Bears trailed by as many as 20 points in the first half, 35-15, with 3:00 remaining.. Over the same span, Navy connected on 13 of 19 field goals, including 7 of 13 from behind the three-point arc.
The Bears trailed at the half, 38-21, after connecting on 4 of 16 field goals, while the Midshipmen tossed in 14 of 21 field goals.
The Midshipmen cooled down a bit in the second half, and finished the game by shooting 54 percent from the field, connecting on 25 of 46 field goals, including 13 of 29 treys.
Brown received a strong effort by junior Keenan Jeppesen, who tossed in 14 points. Sophomore Scott Friske contributed 12 points on aggressive inside play, connecting on 8 of 11 free throws. Senior Sam Manhanga came off the bench to add seven points for the Bears, while senior Marcus Becker added five steals.
Navy's balanced attack had three players in double figures, led by freshman Trey Stanton with 16 points on 5 of 7 shooting from the field and 4 of 4 free throws. Jnior Greg Sprink and sophomore Kaleo Kinna added 10 points each.
Brown returns to action on Saturday against the Providence College Friars. Game time is 7:30 p.m. at the Dunkin Donuts Center.