Scores

Final

Lafayette 67

(9-20, 3-11 Patriot)

American U 78

(15-13, 7-7 Patriot)

    9:00 PM ET, February 23, 2007

    Bender Arena, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    LAF 29 3867
    AMER 36 4278

    Top Performers

    Lafayette: M. Betley 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 2 Ast

    American: D. Mercer 17 Pts, 6 Reb, 9 Ast, 3 Stl

    American 78, Lafayette 67

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Andre Ingram scored a season-high 25 points -- making five 3-pointers -- and American closed the regular season with its fourth straight win, beating Lafayette 78-67 Friday night.

    Brayden Billbe scored a career-high 20 points to go with 10 rebounds and Derrick Mercer added a season-high 17 points for the Eagles, (15-13, 7-7), who finished in fourth place in the Patriot League.

    Matt Betley scored 17 points to lead last-place Lafayette (9-20, 3-11).

    Leading 52-50 with eight minutes left, the Eagles scored the next eight points, including 3-pointer by Ingram and a three-point play by Billbe to go ahead 60-50 with just over six minutes left.

    Two minutes later, Ingram hit another 3 and Billbe dunked his putback attempt to extended American's lead to 68-54, its widest of the game. The Leopards never came closer than seven after that.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAF
    AMER
    Points 67 78
    FG Made-Attempted 26-60 (.433) 29-62 (.468)
    3P Made-Attempted 8-28 (.286) 7-17 (.412)
    FT Made-Attempted 7-13 (.538) 13-21 (.619)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 11 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 14

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 27, 2007 AMER 73, @LAF 59Recap
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