Dec. 22, 2012
Army 90, Rosemont 48
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Junior G Josh Herbeck poured in a game-high 19 points on 6-of-8 shooting to lead the Army men's basketball team past Rosemont, 90-48, Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena.
Herbeck was on fire from behind the three-point line, converting 5-of-7 from deep. Senior F Jordan Springer, freshman G Kyle Toth and freshman F Tanner Plomb each added eight points to spark a balanced Army attack.
The Black Knights (6-5) used a 20-6 run midway through the first half to take control of the contest, turning a tenuous 12-8 lead at the 13:45 mark into a 32-14 advantage with 5:56 to play before halftime.
Army led 46-26 at halftime, and the Black Knights opened the second stanza on an 11-1 spurt to assume a 57-27 cushion with 16:01 remaining. Army's lead never dipped below 27 points the rest of the way en route to its second straight win.
The Black Knights, who have scored at least 90 points in three of their last five games, made 48.6 percent (35-of-72) of their field goal attempts. Army, which shot a blistering 55.9 percent (19-of-34) in the second half, connected on 8-of-22 three-point attempts for the game.
Kiwan Murray led Rosemont (6-3) with a team-high nine points. Dan Kearney chipped in eight points off the bench.
Army takes a week off from competition before starting a two-game Texas road trip. The Black Knights play at Texas A&M on Dec. 29 and Houston Baptist on Dec. 31.
Game Notes: Army remained unbeaten against non-Division I competition since the 1993-94 season ... Dylan Cox posted Army's second double-digit rebounding game of the season ... Army has outrebounded it opponents by an average of 13.0 per game in the last three outings ... Ella Ellis had his double-digit scoring streak stopped at 13 ... Ellis played only 18 minutes in the 42-point win ...