Lafayette Men's Basketball vs. Colgate (01/12/2011)

Lafayette Men's Basketball vs. Colgate (01/12/2011)
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Game 17
Lafayette vs. Colgate
January 12, 2011

EASTON, Pa. - At the 11:07 mark in the first half, Jared Mintz scored his 1,000th career point on a 12-foot jumper. Needing eight points to become the 36th player in Lafayette history to achieve the mark, Mintz scored the first six points of the game and finished with 21 to lead Lafayette to a 75-64 win over Colgate. Mintz had 16 first-half points, shooting 7-of-10 from the floor while guiding Lafayette to a 32-28 advantage at intermission. Three other Leopards joined Mintz in double figures, including Jim Mower who netted 17 points, all in the second half. Darion Benbow (15) tied a career high and and Tony Johnson (10) hit double figures for the fourth time this season. Johnson_s three-pointer at the 10:33 in the first half gave Lafayette a lead it did not relinquish. Lafayette opened the second half with a 20-6 run over four minutes. Mintz started the span on a three-point play at 19:07. Mower scored 13 points during the spurt, including two from the line following a technical foul on the bench. The run ended on a Mintz jumper at the 12-minute mark with Lafayette holding a 54-34 lead. Colgate cut the margin to single digits twice in the final minute and half, but four Leopards went 7-of-8 from the charity stripe in the closing minute to seal the win.

Lafayette 75, Colgate 73
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