Navy's 2-game win streak sunk by Fordham, 84-72

January 30, 1994|By From Staff Reports

NEW YORK -- Derek Milis and Sherwin Content scored 19 points each to lead Fordham past Navy, 84-72, in front of 2,010 at Rose Hill Gymnasium yesterday.

Brad Cougher came off the bench to lead the Mids with 15 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He also pulled down a team-high six rebounds. Scott Holden added 12 points for the Mids, whose two game winning streak ended.

Dave Mascia added 17 points for the Rams, who led 59-55 with 8:35 remaining before Nick Gianopoulos led the key surge to a 69-57 advantage with five of his 11 points.

After Fordham's spurt ended, Navy closed to 69-61 on Cougher's short jumper with 2:29 remaining. But Molis made a three-point basket, and Fordham drew away.

Navy shot 8-for-34 in the second half and 35.9 percent for the game. The Mids defense was the only bright spot, forcing 20 turnovers including 11 in the first half.

Guard Jim Hamilton, who scored a career-high 29 points in a 83-81 win over Holy Cross, finished 3-for-12 from the field with nine points.

Navy trailed 36-35 at halftime and fought back after trailing 8-0 to start the game. Fordham built a 26-15 lead at 9:22, but Navy outscored it 20-10 to finish the half.

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