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Ellis leads Army past American University 65-44.

Wednesday - 3/6/2013, 10:50pm  ET

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) -- Ella Ellis scored 16 points, and Army made a 27-7 run in the first half in a 65-44 victory over American University in a Patriot League tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night.

Larry Toomey had 13 points and Kevin Ferguson 12 for the Black Knights (16-14), who lost at Lehigh 81-75 on Saturday after winning five consecutive games, including a 72-58 victory at American on Feb. 23.

Tony Wroblicky had 12 points and eight rebounds and Stephen Lumpkins scored 11 for the Eagles (10-20), who have lost five in a row.

It was American University's first tournament road game in 12 years in the Patriot League.

American trailed 9-8 on Wroblicky's layup with 14:05 remaining in the first half, but Army went on a 27-7 run to lead 36-15 on 3:46 Josh Herbeck's 3-pointer with 3:46 left.

Army's Kyle Wilson hit a 3-pointer with 6 seconds left to lead 39-20 at halftime.


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