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Homan's Layup Sinks the Mids

Feb. 1, 2014

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17-4, 9-1

  1 2 F
Lafayette 33 37 70
Navy 32 37 69

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11-10, 5-5

 Stat Comparison Navy LC
 Points 69 70
 FG Made-Attempted 27-59 28-65
 FG Percentage 45.8 43.1
 3P Made/Attempted 6-19 9-24
 3P Percentage 31.6 37.5
 FT Made-Attempted 9-12 5-10
 FT Percentage 75.0 50.0
 Rebounds 35 37
 Turnovers 13 13

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 LC - Loughney
 Navy - Geif
 LC - Homan 7
 Navy - Geif 7
 LC - Fahan, Macklin 3
 Navy - Pollinger 9
 LC - Macklin 2
 Navy - Four players 1
 LC - Homan 2
 Navy - Morrison 2

Annapolis, Md. – Emily Homan’s bucket with six seconds left gave Lafayette a 70-69 win over Patriot League leading Navy on Saturday night. The Leopards moved to 5-5 in league play and became the first Patriot League team to defeat Navy this season.

With the Leopards leading by a point, Navy’s Jade Geif hit a turnaround jumper with 18 ticks on the clock to give the Mids a one-point lead. On Lafayette’s final possession, Kelly Loughney fed Homan in the post, who turned and scored with six seconds left to propel the Leopards to a 70-69 win.

Madeline Fahan scored the first five points for the Leopards, knocking down a three and a driving layup in the opening minute of the game. Lafayette held an early 8-6 lead at the under 16 media timeout. Kelly Loughney completed a three-point play to make it 14-13 with 11 and a half minutes to play in the first.

Navy used a 7-2 spurt midway through the first half to take a 20-16 advantage with 8:30 on the clock. Loughney ended the run with a pair of triples with under six to play in the opening half. The Mids extended their lead to five on a three from Audrey Bauer with 3:22 left in the opening frame.

Trailing by five with a minute and a half to play, the Leopards ended the half on a 7-1 run to take the lead at the break. Jamie O’Hare started the spurt with a three and Fiacco hit a pair of layups including one at the buzzer to give Lafayette a 33-32 advantage at halftime.

The Leopards opened the second half on a 7-2 spurt to take a 40-34 lead early in the period. Linnel Macklin got the scoring started with a triple from the corner, followed by a pair of driving layups from Maddie Peabody and Fahan. The Mids quickly answered with a 6-2 run of their own to pull within a bucket, 42-40, with 17:30 on the clock.

After Navy tied the game at 42, Homan scored on back-to-back possessions for the Leopards to push them ahead, 50-47, with 14 minutes to play. Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby extended the lead to five with a driving lay in, and the Maroon and White held a three-point advantage at the under 12 media timeout.

Out of the timeout, Loughney scored her 11th point of the night to extend the Lafayette lead to five, 54-49. The Mids answered with back-to-back threes to take a 55-54 lead midway through the second half. Loughney responded for the Leopards with her third three to give Lafayette a 57-55 lead.

Macklin buried another three from the corner to push the lead to five, 62-57, with under seven minutes to play. Navy’s Chloe Stapleton answered for the Mids with a three at the other end, followed by a Jade Geif jumper to tie the game with five minutes left in the second half.

Once again, Loughney was there for the Leopards with a baseline jumper to regain the lead, 64-62. Stapleton buried another three for the Mids to give them a 65-64 lead at the final media timeout.

Out of the timeout, Fahan knocked down a jumper with 3:24 to play and another with under two minutes to play to give the Leopards a three-point lead. Geif pulled the Mids to within one with under a minute and a half to play. Before Homan's late game heroics pushed the Leopards past the Mids.

Loughney finished with a team-high 16 points, knocking down three triples for Lafayette. Fahan and Homan were the other Leopards in double figures with 12 and 11 points. 

Lafayette returns to Kirby Sports Center for a pair of contests next week. The Leopards host Bucknell on Wednesday night and Boston University on Saturday afternoon.