Bucknell 59, Lehigh 54

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Kevin Bettencourt scored 16 points and Abe
Badmus added 10 to lead Bucknell to a 59-54 victory over Lehigh on

Donald Brown had 10 rebounds for Bucknell (15-3, 6-0 Patriot
League), which won its sixth straight game. Chris McNaughton scored
seven points and, with a jumper with 15:45 remaining, became the
31st player in school history to score 1,000 points.

Joe Knight scored 21 points and Jose Olivero had 19 for Lehigh
(12-9, 5-1), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped.

With Bucknell holding a one-point lead, 41-40, and six minutes
remaining, Bettencourt and Badmus hit 3-pointers to spark a 9-1 run
that gave the Bison a 50-41 advantage.

Olivero hit two 3-pointers to narrow the gap, but the Bison made
6-of-7 free throws in the final minute to preserve the win.

Lehigh led by seven points twice in the first half, the last
time as Knight scored on back-to-back possessions to put the
Mountain Hawks up 20-13.

But the Bison then scored seven unanswered points to tie the
score 20-20. A three-point play by Olivero gave Lehigh a 26-23 edge
at the half.