WILLIAMSBURG, VA., FEB. 10 -- Junior guard Bobby Jones hit a 10-foot jump shot with only one second remaining in overtime to lift Navy to its fifth straight win, a 63-61 victory over William and Mary, tonight.
Navy, which appears to be jelling as a team after a tough start to its season, improved its record to 8-12 overall and to 4-5 in the Colonial Athletic Association.
William and Mary, which lost for the third straight time, dropped to 7-15, 3-6.
Guard Cliff Rees, who scored 20 points for the night, had given Navy a 51-49 lead with seven seconds remaining in regulation, but the Tribe tied it at the buzzer on a 10-footer from the top of the key by Curtis Pride, a graduate of Kennedy High.
Matt Nordmann scored 11 points for Navy and Eddie Reddick got 10 for the Midshipmen.
William and Mary made three three-point shots to start the overtime period, but Jones balanced that by scoring all six of his points in the extra period.
William and Mary opened the overtime period connecting from all around the perimeter, but couldn't pull away from Navy. With Jones coming to the fore and answering basket for basket, the Midshipmen were able to stay close during the overtime session until winning at the end. William and Mary was six for nine from three-point range while Navy was zero for three. NAVY Min FG FT R A PF T Nordmann 30 4-10 3-5 4 3 5 11 Reddick 28 4-9 2-2 7 0 5 10 Hopkins 32 2-6 2-4 10 0 3
Halftime: William & Mary, 26-22.
Three-point goals: Navy 0-3 (Gottschalk 0-2, Rees 0-1); William & Mary 6-9 (Burzell 3-5, O'Reilly 0-1, Appl