February 23, 2011
EASTON, Pa. - On a night when Lafayette_s leading scorer missed his first six shots, Ryan Willen and Jim Mower were ready to ease the offensive pressure, combining for 34 points in a 67-46 triumph over Army. Mower dropped in 20 points, needing to utilize his mid-range game, as only six points came from three-point distance. Willen contributed all 14 of his points in the first half when the Leopards took a 36-30 lead at halftime. Willen_s three-pointer with 7:07 left gave the Maroon and White the lead for good at 20-19. Early in the second half, Army slowly cut into the Leopards_ advantage, slicing the margin to 41-39 on a three-point play by Jeremy Hence who finished with a team-high 16 points. The Leopards responded with an 11-0 run. Tony Johnson (9 points) accounted for seven points in the swing, including the three-pointer that handed Lafayette the 52-39 lead with 7:21 left. Steals by Johnson and Rob Delaney aided the Leopards_ defensive effort to helped Lafayette put together a 26-7 spurt to close out the game.
Lafayette 67, Army 46