BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Dave Buchberger hit three 3-pointers, all six of his free throws and scored 15 points, leading Lehigh to a 61-56 victory over St. Francis, Pa., on Monday night.
Zahir Carrington added 12 points for Lehigh (3-1), which shot 9-for-13 from 3-point range.Devin Sweetney led St. Francis, Pa. (1-4), with 12 points. The Red Flash struggled with their shooting, hitting 17 of 42 shots and managing just 4-for-15 shooting from 3-point range.Lehigh led by six points, 28-22, at halftime and broke the game open early in the second half as Buchberger hit a 3-pointer, making it a nine-point edge. The Mountain Hawks increased their lead to 17 points with just over nine minutes remaining.St. Francis rallied, closing within four points with 40 seconds remaining, but Carrington hit a free throw and Buchberger converted a pair to put the game out of reach.