Navy women roll behind Hayes' career-high 30

January 20, 1999|By Dan Hickling | Dan Hickling,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Navy junior Erica Hayes scored nine points in a 2: 21 spurt last night on her way to a career-high 30, leading the Midshipmen to an 83-59 win over Army.

Hayes, whose previous best of 28 came last year against Lafayette, made 10 of 15 from the field and 10 of 11 from the free-throw line. She also had nine rebounds.

After eight first-half points, Hayes started her scoring binge early in the second half to help the Mids (12-5, 4-0), whose nine-point first-half edge had shrunk to one. The lead was 35-29 at halftime, but the Cadets (4-14, 1-4) opened the second half with a 7-2 run.

"We knew this team could beat us," said Hayes, "so we had to step it up."

Laurie Coffey added 16 points for Navy, 11 in the second half.

Pub Date: 1/20/99

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