Navy Falls Short to Cornell, 61-50

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Navy loses to Cornell, 61-50.

Despite a late run, the Navy Midshipmen fell to the Big Red of Cornell, 61-50, in men’s basketball action Sunday afternoon in Ithica, NY.

The loss drops Navy to 3-8 on the season. Cornell improves to 6-7 with the win.

Matt Morgan scored 25 of his 27 points for Cornell in the second half to help the Big Red fend off Navy’s final push. A 3-pointer by Hasan Abdullah brought the Mids to within 2 points with just minutes to go in the game. Morgan answered with six unanswered points for Cornell to seal the victory for the home team.

Here’s a look at the game numbers for each team.

Final Team Stats

Field Goal Percentage: NAVY: 29%… Cornell: 40%

3-Point Percentage: NAVY: 22.2%… Cornell: 16.7&

Free Throw Percentage: NAVY: 66.7%… Cornell: 72.0%

Rebounds: NAVY: 42… Cornell: 44

Turnovers: NAVY: 9… Cornell: 13

Steals: NAVY: 5… Cornell: 3

Individual Leaders

Points

Navy: George Kiernan (15)

Cornell: Matt Morgan (27)

Rebounds

Navy: Luke Loehr (8)

Cornell: Steven Julian (15)

Assists

Navy: Cam Davis (2)

Cornell: Matt Morgan (3)

Up next for Cornell will be a trip to Wake Forest on Jan. 2. Navy returns home for the first time in a month to host Colgate on Jan. 3.

Chloe Stowe

Full-time novelist and blogger, Chloe Stowe loves to spin a tale almost as much as she loves her Nats and Navy sports (on Twitter, she's the #NavyMaven and #curlyWchick). This season will be her first as the Director of Nationals Coverage for the Maryland Sports Blog.

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