ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Brandon Venturini had 17 points, six rebounds and six assists to lead Navy over Holy Cross 84-70 on Sunday.
Navy (11-17, 7-9 Patriot) pushed a six-point lead to 78-66 with a 10-4 run capped by Shawn Anderson's basket with 2:18 left.
The Midshipmen led by 13 at the break and shot 57.7 percent in the second half. Navy had its largest lead at 55-38, but Holy Cross (11-15, 6-10) rallied to within 68-62 on Malcom Miller's 3-pointer with 4:40 to go.
Navy opened to a 19-10 lead, never trailed and pulled away late in the first half with an 11-2 run.