- Associated Press - Wednesday, December 2, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Tim Abruzzo and Shawn Anderson scored 11 points apiece and Navy hung on to beat Penn 65-59 Wednesday night for its seventh straight victory.

It’s the longest winning streak for Navy (7-2) since 2009.

Penn used a 7-0 run to cut Navy’s lead to 57-55 with 2:11 left. Darien Nelson-Henry’s free throw with 1:03 remaining pulled the Quakers within one, the closest they came in the second half.

Anderson answered with a layup and hit two free throws with 16 seconds left for a four-point lead.

Abruzzo and Anderson both went 4 of 8 from the field and Abruzzo made all three of the team’s 3-pointers.

Despite shooting 50 percent from the field - 57 percent in the second half - Penn couldn’t overcome a 12-point halftime lead. Antonio Woods had 16 points on 7-of-13 shooting for Penn (4-3), which turned it over 18 times resulting in 22 Navy points.

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