Scores

Final

Sacred Heart 71

(1-7, 0-2 NEC)

Lafayette 76

(3-6, 3-2 home)

    7:00 PM ET, December 6, 2010

    Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    SHU 34 3771
    LAF 42 3476

    Top Performers

    Sacred Heart: J. Thompson 19 Pts, 3 Reb, 2 Stl

    Lafayette: R. Delaney 15 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Lafayette 76, Sacred Heart 71

    Associated Press

    EASTON, Pa. -- Jim Mower scored 16 points, leading five Lafayette scorers in double figures as the Leopards defeated Sacred Heart 76-71 on Monday night.

    Mower scored eight points in the opening 6:06 of the second half, when the Leopards (3-6) widened a 42-34 halftime lead to 55-40.

    The Pioneers came back to tie it at 58 as Lafayette scored just one more field goal in the next 7:32. But Ben Wheeler's 3-pointer put the Leopards in front to stay, 61-58.

    Lafayette, the nation's fourth-best free-throw shooting team, made all six of its attempts in the final 36 seconds to secure the victory. The Leopards were 20 of 22 from the line for the game.

    Rob Delaney scored 15 points for Lafayette, including 4 of 5 on 3-pointers, Ryan Willen had 12 and Wheeler 11. Jared Mintz scored 10 points, all in the first half.

    Jerrell Thompson scored 19 points for Sacred Heart and Luis Montes added 13.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    SHU
    LAF
    Points 71 76
    FG Made-Attempted 24-51 (.471) 23-47 (.489)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-12 (.417) 10-19 (.526)
    FT Made-Attempted 18-24 (.750) 20-22 (.909)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 8

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