Mids Pull Away From Delaware State

Associated Press
Sunday, December 17, 2006; 6:03 PM

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Greg Sprink and Corey Johnson each scored 13 points to lead Navy past Delaware Valley 65-40 on Sunday.

Navy (8-3) was playing its first game in 10 days and struggled early against the Division III Aggies (3-7), who rallied to tie the game at 33 early in the second half. Navy recovered with a 24-3 run to take a 57-36 lead with just under five minutes to play.

The Aggies went 8 1/2 minutes without scoring, missing seven shots in a row and turning the ball over nine times before ending the drought with 3:46 remaining.

Navy shot just 37 percent in the first half, but improved to shoot 50 percent in the second and 41.8 percent for the game. Delaware Valley shot just 29.4 percent.

Adam Teague added 12 points and nine rebounds for the Mids, who outrebounded Delaware Valley 46-30. Johnson had nine rebounds, and Sprink contributed eight.

Isaiah Pinckney led Delaware Valley with 21 points, including 11 of the Aggies' 19 first-half points. Navy led 29-19 at the half, but the Aggies ran off a 14-4 run to tie it with 16:30 to play.

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