Senior forward Eddie Talley scored 10 of his game-high 16 points in the second half to lead Baptist College to a 62-56 victory over the Naval Academy here tonight.
The Buccaneers (5-4), holding a 28-20 lead at halftime, made 72.2 percent (13 for 18) of their field goals after intermission, ending any Navy hopes with a 12-point run midway through the second half.
Dave Brooks made a layup with 12:21 remaining in the game to cut Navy's deficit to 38-36. But Baptist then went on its spree, Talley scoring six points in the burst, to go up, 50-36.
Navy held a 10-8 lead with 15:40 left in the first half, thanks to Rich Davidson's layup. But Baptist retaliated with three straight baskets by Howard Richardson for a 14-10 lead and Navy never caught up.
Baptist led by 10, 28-18, with 3:37 left before halftime following Doug Young's tipin. The Buccaneers didn't score again in the half but Navy could only manage a five-footer by Mike Jones with 1:44 left.
The Midshipmen (5-5) were led by Davidson with 15 points, 11 of them in the second half. Navy shot 51 percent (25 for 49) from the floor for the game.
Hampton Institute 86, Southeastern 51: Greg Hines scored 15 points and Gerald Moore had 14 to pace 13 Pirate scorers in Hampton, Va. Rob Brown led the Hawks with 16 points.