Jimmy Sewell led all rebounders with 8 boards while adding 6 points. Cory Sinning only played 15 minutes in this laugher yet still added 5 points and provided valuable floor leadership. Two freshmen, Doug Williams and Kenny Brewer, scored the first points of hopefully many in their collegiate careers with 4 and 2, respectively. Promising freshman, Dan Borcherdt added a 3-point field goal. Rounding out the scoring column for Army were Colin Harris (6 points), Steve Stoll (4 points) and Lance Dietz with 2.
Army more than doubled the output of the Fighting Blue Jays of Polytechnic, and the game was not even that close. Army trounced Polytechnic in rebounds (42-21) and assists (18-8). This was Polytechnic's first game this season, and their offense almost appeared to be in slow motion. The Army defense was strong, especially in the early going, forcing 19 turnovers. Lindon Ivezaj provided a lone bright spot for Polytechnic by scoring 8 points, including 6-6 from the charity stripe.
Army faces two other Division 1 military schools in its next two games. It visits Virginia Military Institute on Monday, November 21 in the first of 2 matches against the Keydets this season. Army returns to Christl Arena on Saturday, November 26th to face The Citadel, and will try to avenge a tough loss in last year's home opener to the Bulldogs.
A very safe and happy Thanksgiving to all.