Ellis leads Army past New Hampshire 71-63
DURHAM, N.H. (AP)—Sophomore Ella Ellis posted his first double-double with career highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds to lead Army to a 71-63 win over New Hampshire on Thursday night, snapping the Black Knights’ three game skid.
Army (5-4) led 62-50 with 5:35 left, but the Wildcats (5-3) cut the margin to three with 56 seconds left. The Black Knights hit 5 of 6 foul shots, with Ellis making 3 of 4, to seal the win.
Julian Simmons added 15 points for Army and Chris Welker had a career-high 11. Jeremy Hence scored nine points, ending his string of consecutive double-digit games at eight.
Ferg Myrick led New Hampshire with 13 points and Dane DiLiegro had 10 points and 10 rebounds.
Zach Spiker, whose wife gave birth to their second son late Wednesday night, is the first Army coach to have a .500-or-better record (19-19) through his first 38 games since Mike Krzyzewski (22-16).