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Service Academy basketball roundup: Tommy Funk sets assists record at Army

Army has a new leader in career assists. And the Black Knights also got back in the win column, in men and women’s basketball.

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Funk. Sharpie.

There’s a new name in the men’s basketball record books at West Point. After recording four assists in a win over Boston on Wednesday, Tommy Funk is now the all-time leader in career assists for the Army Black Knights.

Funk entered this season with 347 assists and now has 483 to his name, and counting. He’s dished out more dimes in a Black Knights uniform than Dylan Cox, Randy Cozzens, Ron Wilson, Kevin Houston and Josh Miller. Last season, Funk set the single season assist record at Army by distributing 172 helpers over 30 games.

(It should be noted that Army did not begin tracking career assist totals until 1981.)

A captain and a native of Warrington, Pennsylvania, the junior has been a starter since his freshman season and has seen his statistics improve each year. This season he’s averaging 11.8 points, six assists and 3.8 rebounds per-game, all career-highs. He’s also shooting 75 percent from the charity stripe and 38 percent from three-point range.

Funks’s record-setting night also put Army back on track. The 71-61 win over Boston — in which Funk had 17 points, four assists and two rebounds — snapped a four-game losing streak for the Black Knights. Army is now 12-14 overall and 7-6 in Patriot League play with five regular season contests to go.

On Saturday, the Black Knights travel to Annapolis to face rival Navy. A win would give them a season sweep against the Mids.

Men’s Basketball

Navy: 8-16; 5-8 Patriot
Last time out: 74-80 loss to Lafayette
Stat leader: Cam Davis – 18 points, six rebounds, five assists
Next up: vs. Army, Feb. 16

Air Force: 10-14; 5-7 Mountain West
Last time out: 72-77 loss to UNLV
Stat leader: Lavelle Scottie – 25 points, three rebounds
Next up: vs. Utah State, Feb. 16

Women’s Basketball

Army: 9-14; 4-8 Patriot
Last time out: 64-40 win over Lafayette
Stat leader: Madison Hovren – 13 points, 18 rebounds, two steals
Next up: at Navy, Feb. 16

Air Force: 8-15; 4-8 Mountain West
Last time out: 47-62 loss to UNLV
Stat leader: Emily Conroe – 18 points, five rebounds
Next up: at Utah State, Feb. 16

Navy: 9-13; 4-8 Patriot
Last time out: 44-47 loss to Holy Cross
Stat leader: Jennifer Coleman – 14 points, 16 rebounds, two assists
Next up: vs. Army, Feb. 16