Navy makes a run, falls to Bucknell

February 06, 1992|By Special to The Sun

LEWISBURG, Pa. -- Patrick King and Bill Courtney scored 19 points apiece to lead Bucknell (14-6, 6-2 in the Patriot League) over Navy, 74-71, last night.

Navy (5-15, 0-8), trailed, 43-29, at the half, but outscored the Bison by 16-2 at the start of the second half to tie the score at 45 with 14 minutes, 30 seconds to play. Freshman Brian Cochran scored five of Navy's 16 points in the run.

The lead changed hands several times in the second half, with Navy taking its last lead at 65-64 with 3:29 left on a jumper by Wes Cooper. Cooper, filling in for injured center Nick Marusich, scored a career-high 17.

Bucknell then went on a 6-0 run to go up 70-65 with 1:35 left. King scored four of the six points in the run. Freshman Mark Majick hit a three-pointer with 1:16 left to pull Navy within two, but Bucknell hit 4-of-6 from the free-throw line to ice the game.

"I thought our young players played well, especially in the second half," said Navy head coach Pete Herrmann. "These kids aren't quitters, and they proved that tonight."

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