The Navy men’s basketball team opened their home schedule with a 78-57 loss to the University of Maryland Friday night at Alumni Hall. The defeat drops Navy to 0-2 on the season. Maryland improves its record to 2-0.
The Terrapins held the lead the entire first half but entered the locker room with only an eight point advantage at halftime. Opening the second half with a 10-2 run, the Midshipmen quickly tied the game at 35. Despite both teams shooting well after halftime (UMD: 55.6% and Navy: 46.2%), Maryland pulled away late, thanks to a spate of Navy turnovers. The Terrapins also out-rebounded the Mids, 40-33.
Individually for Navy, Cam Davis, Luke Loehr and John Carter Jr. had strong games. Davis led the team with 12 points. Loehr delivered 11 points, tying his entire season total from last year. Carter Jr. contributed eight rebounds as well as seven points in the Mids’ loss.
Maryland standouts included: Anthony Cowan, Darryl Morsell, Aaron Wiggins and Bruno Fernando. With 24 points and four steals, Cowan led the Terrapins in both categories. Morsell came off the bench to contribute his 15 points. Wiggins added another 11 points. Fernando had ten rebounds to lead Maryland.
Next up for Navy is Coppin State on Wednesday night at Alumni Hall. Maryland will return home to face the Aggies of North Carolina A & T on Nov. 12.