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Bucknell 76, Haverford 44

12/19/2005 - Bucknell Bison

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Jason Vegotsky scored 11 of his 14 points
in the second half as Bucknell defeated Haverford 76-44 on Monday
in a non-league contest.

The Bison (7-1) posted a 32-10 scoring advantage after the break
and used their size and athleticism to keep the Fords (3-5) from
mounting a serious threat. They led 31-21 at the half despite
turning the ball over 14 times.

Chris McNaughton sparked an early 9-0 run with four points in
the paint while Kevin Bettencourt added a 3-pointer. Haverford was
unable to match the taller Bison players on the boards and soon
found itself trailing 20-10.

But 3-pointers by David Nowacki and Aaron Heath kept the
visitors within striking distance at 29-19.

The Bison went on a 22-6 run in the second half as McNaughton
tallied 5 points and Vegotsky knocked down his second 3-pointer to
push the advantage to 53-29.

Bucknell shot 46 percent for the game and enjoyed a 51-27 edge
on the boards. McNaughton posted 14 points and seven rebounds.
Vegotsky also finished with 14 points, while Donald Brown had 10
points and 10 rebounds.

Jason Polykoff and Mike Frantangelo each scored 8 points in a
losing effort.