DetailsEASTON, PA _ The Leopards continued a strong February, toppling Patriot League-leading American 74-62.
Dan Trist_s second career double-double of 19 points and 10 boards powered the Leopard attack. Seth Hinrichs added 18 points with Joey Ptasinski scoring 10. As a team, the Maroon and White buried 60 percent from the floor, including 72.7 percent in the second half.
The Leopards responded to an 18-11 deficit by scoring eight straight points with six minutes to play in the opening frame. American used a 13-3 run to take a 33-27 to the half. Trailing 39-35 in the second half, the Maroon and White ripped off a 12-0 run. After American drained a three to get within six, Lafayette used a 19-4 run to take control of the game.