Hoops vs. Holy Cross

Patriot League Standings
# Team Conf Overall
1 American University 8-3 16-10
2 Navy 6-4 13-12
3 Lafayette 5-5 14-11
3 Lehigh 5-5 12-12
5 Holy Cross 5-6 14-10
5 Bucknell 5-6 10-15
7 Army 4-6 11-13
8 Colgate 4-7 12-13

It’s amazing what a little consistency will do for a team in an inconsistent league. Holy Cross was stuck at the bottom of the league standings before winning four out of their last five games. Now they’re on the verge of finishing in the top half of the league. Navy was hovering in the middle of the league table, unable to string any wins together. But with a 3-game winning streak, the Mids are back over .500 overall and in sole posession of second place in the conference. In tonight’s clash of consistency, as the cliche goes, something’s gotta give. Navy’s winning streak has been brought on by better rebounding and a third scoring threat to compliment Greg Sprink and Chris Harris. Against Bucknell and Lehigh, it was Kaleo Kina who scored 27 and 22 points, respectively. Last weekend at Lafayette, Kina was struggling and in foul trouble. In stepped Clif Colbert, who came off the bench to score 18 points and grab 4 steals while playing great defense. With defenses forced to cover both Sprink and Harris outside, Kina and Colbert have been free to use their athleticism inside. That, combined with fewer turnovers, have propelled Navy up the league table.

Tipoff is at 7 tonight. It’s also “60s Night,” although I have no idea what that means.

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