WEST POINT, N.Y. -- Ella Ellis scored 23 points as Army took command early, then held off Lafayette 77-54 Wednesday night in Patriot League action, snapping a three-game skid and a six-game losing streak in the series.
Ellis, who now has 1,337 career points, is six points shy of cracking the Black Knights' all-time Top 10.
Kyle Toth's 3-pointer with 14:12 left in the first half gave Army (8-9, 1-1) a 15-4 lead. Ellis had 17 second-half points as the Black Knights withstood a Leopards charge that cut a 21-point lead to eight with 9 minutes left.
Lafayette (8-11, 1-1), which saw its three-game winning streak end, shot 36 percent from the field (18 of 50) and hit only 5 of 23 3-point attempts.
Army made 58.1 percent of its field goals (25 of 43), including 7 of 13 3-pointers, and had a 35-25 rebounding advantage.
Dan Trist led the Leopards with 16 points.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.