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Penn rides big 1st half past Navy for 1st win of season

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Penn rides big 1st half past Navy for 1st win of season

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Ryan Betley and Caleb Wood scored 13 points apiece and Pennsylvania used a big first half to roll past Navy 66-45 on Wednesday night.

The Quakers (1-2) have their first win of the season, and bounced back from a 75-71 double-overtime loss to La Salle on Monday night.

Penn opened the game on a 17-2 run and built a 43-16 halftime lead. Betley and Wood each had 11 points in the first half as the Quakers shot 55 percent (16 of 29) from the floor and made six 3-pointers. Navy (1-2) made just 6 of 29 field goals and committed 11 turnovers in the first half.

Hasan Abdullah led the Midshipmen with eight points.

Navy had won four of the last five games against the Quakers, including holding Penn scoreless over the final five minutes in last season's 70-68 victory in Annapolis, Maryland.

Sam Jones' clutch 3s lead Penn to win over Dayton

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Sam Jones' clutch 3s lead Penn to win over Dayton

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DAYTON, Ohio — Sam Jones, who took all his shots from 3-point range, sank a pair of key 3s late in the game as Penn held off a surge by Dayton to defeat the Flyers 78-70 on Saturday.

Dayton had made a six-point push to draw within 62-61 on a John Crosby layup, prompting a Penn timeout with 4:30 remaining. After the huddle, Jones hit a clutch trey, and then another to make it 68-63. Penn made eight of 10 free throws down the stretch.

Jones scored a season-high 15 points, his first game in double figures this season, making 5 of 6 shots. Antonio Woods scored 17 to lead Penn (8-4), Ryan Betley added 14 and Darnell Foreman 12. The Quakers had 20 assists on 26 made baskets led by AJ Brodeur with seven.

Dayton (4-5) cut the gap to 74-68 on a Crosby 3-pointer with one minute left, but the Flyers missed four times from distance in the last 48 seconds. Josh Cunningham scored 21 points with eight rebounds, while Crosby added 15 points for Dayton.

Penn holds off Lafayette to continue solid stretch

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Penn holds off Lafayette to continue solid stretch

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EASTON, Pa. -- Ryan Betley scored 16 points, A.J. Brodeur added 15 and Pennsylvania held off Lafayette 73-68 on Wednesday night.

Penn led 70-59 on a Caleb Wood layup with 2:55 to play but the Leopards charged back. Justin Jaworski started the charge with a 3-pointer and his layup with 22 seconds to go made it 70-68. The Quakers missed two shots, then had a turnover and missed the front end of a one-and-one.

Betley made two free throws to end the drought with 21.4 seconds remaining and from there the Leopards missed three straight 3-pointers.

Penn (7-4) led 33-24 at the half as Brodeur scored 10.

Matt Klinewski had 18 points for Lafayette (1-7) and Jaworski added 16.