EASTON, PA – Lafayette 72-54 victory over Navy stopped an 11-game losing streak during which start guard Seth Hinrichs missed 10 games with an injury.
Junior guard Joey Ptasinski shot a perfect 6-of-6 from the field and was 4-for-4 from the charity stripe en route to 22 points. Dan Trist pitched in 17 points and six rebounds, while Nick Lindner added 13 points for the Leopards who shot 57.5 percent from the field and including 53.3 percent from long distance. Lafayette was a 18-of-18 at the stripe.
Ptasinski got to work early nailing two threes in the game’s opening minutes to help the Leopards to an early six-point lead. Lafayette led by as many as seven on three separate occasions in the first half, and used an 8-2 run to take a 37-34 lead to the break. A spectacular 25-2 run in the second half, highlighted by four threes by Ptasinski, powered the Maroon and White to victory.