By Mark Carroll - Blog Coordinator
Tuesday night at the Greater NC Pro-Am started with a blowout as Team Navy rolled over Team Jamison in the first contest of the evening.
Team Jamison came out firing right away, building a 9-0 lead as Michko Ndiaye and Duke's Seth Curry hit three perimeter shots right away. Kansas State's Dominique Sutton put the run to an end, sparking some emotion into Team Navy with a baseline dunk. A pair of Charles Ward free throws tied the game 9-9, and the team continued to succeed from the field, taking a 21-16 lead into the second quarter.
Curry struggled throughout the remainder of the first half, and Team Navy took advantage. N.C. State's Kendall Smith extended the lead to 10, dropping in a lay-up with 25 seconds to go, and Sutton's pull-up jumper at the buzzer gave his team a 12 point advantage entering halftime.
The intermission did not slow down Team Navy. Ward made the most of second chance opportunities, crashing the offensive boards for rebounds and getting put-back buckets. He also got his teammates involved, finding Derrick Wiley for a lay-up later in the period. Curry continued to have trouble from long range and did not score in the second half until the 4:08 mark when he knocked down a couple free throws. Mikael Faulkner came off the bench for Team Navy to score a quick six points, pushing his team to a 59-41 lead at the end of the quarter.
Team Navy continued their dominance for the rest of the game. Marcus Wells and Faulkner landed in a pair of deep treys early on, and their team held on for a convincing victory, 77-54.