Navy falls to George Mason

January 20, 1991|By Special to The Sun

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Mike Hargett scored six of his 25 points in the final 5 minutes, 29 seconds of the first half to key a 10-1 run last night as George Mason beat Navy, 93-82, in aColonial Athletic Association game.

The game was preceded by a brief ceremony in which the players and coaches from the two squads met at center court and held hands, as did fans in the stands, for a moment of silence to honor the war effort in the Middle East.

George Mason (6-11, 3-2) made its first three shots to open a 7-0 lead in the game's first 90 seconds, but the Midshipmen then scored 11 of the next 13 points to take over.

Paul Arthur's 17-footer with 5:54 left in the half put the Patriots back into the lead for good.

The lead grew to 67-51 with 12:06 remaining, but consecutive three-pointers by John Haase, Eric Harris and Lance Reinhard over a 1:20 stretch pulled Navy (5-11, 1-4) to 78-73 with 4:18 left.

Robert Dykes scored 11 points in the final 3:33 to put the game away for the Patriots.

The victory was the first in six home games for George Mason and gave them consecutive victories for the first time this season.

Dykes led George Mason with 28 points and 10 rebounds, while Byron Tucker added 17 points.

Harris led a balanced Navy attack with 22 points.

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