Lafayette held a 35-26 lead at the half and stretched the margin
to 72-58 after Knitter's layup with 2:24 remaining. The Leopards
held a 75-65 lead with 1:03 remaining.
Erik Smith hit a 3-pointer with 51 seconds to go and Kyle
Neptune stole the inbounds pass and tipped in the rebound of a
missed shot to make the score 75-70 with 44 seconds left. Jose
Olivero's foul shots and layup brought Lehigh (13-14, 7-7) within
But Abdullah and Hilliard each made a pair of free throws to
give Lafayette a 79-74 lead with 11 seconds remaining. Jason
Mgebroff hit a jumper with eight seconds left but Hilliard iced the
game with two more free throws for the final margin.
Lafayette used an early 22-7 run to grab a 10-point lead less
than 10 minutes into the game, but Knight had six points in a 12-1
Lehigh spurt that gave the Mountain Hawks a 24-23 lead with 5:17
left in the half. Lafayette had another 10-0 run, with Douglas
contributing two 3-pointers in the last 48 seconds, for the
nine-point halftime lead.