HANOVER, N.H. Leon Pattman scored a game-high 23 points, while Johnathan Ball and DeVon Mosley each chipped in 12 points apiece to help lead Dartmouth past Army, 66-58, in a men’s basketball game Tuesday evening at Leede Arena. The Black Knights close out their non-conference slate with a 10-5 record. The Big Green, who have won five of their last six games, improves to 5-7.
Dartmouth, which led by as many as 15 points during the first half, never trailed. Although Army never enjoyed a lead, the Black Knights did trim the Big Green’s advantage to two points on several occasions during the second half, including 47-45. That was as close as Army would get, however, as the Big Green regained control of the contest with a 10-0 run, establishing a 57-45 advantage with 3:13 to play. Dartmouth held off Army down the stretch, taking the eight-point verdict.
Dartmouth opened the game on fire, taking a 20-5 lead midway through the opening stanza. With the Big Green leading 22-7, the Black Knights reeled off a 16-5 scoring run to end the half, drawing to within four points at the break, 27-23.
Matt Bell led Army with 19 points, while Jarell Brown added 17 points and a career-high nine rebounds. Chris Walker chipped in nine points.
Army returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 6, when the Black Knights begin their Patriot League schedule with a 1 p.m. game at Colgate.