Scores

Final

Lafayette 55

(5-9, 1-1 Patriot)

Lehigh 63

(8-7, 2-0 Patriot)

    8:00 PM ET, January 12, 2005

    Stabler Arena, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    LAF 23 3255
    LEH 33 3063

    Top Performers

    Lafayette: J. Douglas 7 Pts, 12 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Lehigh: J. Olivero 15 Pts, 5 Reb, 3 Ast

    Lehigh 63, Lafayette 55

    BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Joe Knight scored 11 points, including a go-ahead 3-pointer with three minutes to go, to lead Lehigh to a 63-55 comeback win over Lafayette on Wednesday night.

    Jose Olivero led all scorers with 15 points for Lehigh (8-7, 2-0 Patriot League) and Jason Mgebroff added 13 and Nick Monserez 10. Marcus Harley led Lafayette (5-9, 1-1) with 12 points and Jamaal Douglas chipped in seven points and grabbed 12 rebounds.

    Lafayette, trailing 33-23 at the half, edged slowly to a four-point lead with 6:14 to go, but Knight knocked down a pair of free throws and then nailed a 3-pointer to give Lehigh a 54-53 lead.

    After a foul shot by Knight and a jumper by Kevin Tempest made the score 59-53 with 28 seconds left, Monserez sealed the game for the Mountain Hawks with a pair of defensive rebounds and 4-for-4 shooting from the foul line.

    Lehigh led by as much as 16 points early in the second half, but the Leopards went on a 21-4 run to take a 46-45 lead with 9:43 to go on jumper by Douglas.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAF
    LEH
    Points 55 63
    FG Made-Attempted 21-55 (.382) 20-52 (.385)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 6-20 (.300)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-11 (.727) 17-23 (.739)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 10

    2004-05 Season

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