Lafayette Men's Basketball vs. Lehigh (01/22/2011)

Lafayette Men's Basketball vs. Lehigh (01/22/2011)
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Game 20
Lafayette vs. Lehigh
January 22, 2011

EASTON, Pa. - Jared Mintz posted his first double-double of the season and seventh of his career with 14 points and 10 boards for the Leopards who were dealt a 79-62 setback to Lehigh. Mintz was joined by 10-point efforts from Ryan Willen and Tony Johnson. Nick Petkovich made his first collegiate start and scored nine points and grabbed a career-high seven from the glass. In the first half, Petkovich spurred a mini-run for the Leopards with three straight three-pointers. Mintz added a put-back to cut Lehigh_s lead to 21-19 with 7:08 left on the clock. Lehigh ended the half, outscoring Lafayette 14-3 in the final six minutes to lead 35-22. Lehigh_s C.J. McCollum had a double-double at halftime with 13 points and 11 rebounds. In the final 20 minutes of the game, Lafayette cut the Lehigh lead to eight on three occasions. Mintz_s three-point play at 9:57 made it 49-41 and the margin again was eight just 27 seconds later when Rob Delaney hit a jumper. The last time came at 6:28 on two Willen free throws with Lafayette trailing 57-49. Lafayette was forced to foul down the stretch, sending Lehigh to the line eight times in the final three minutes. The Mountain Hawks converted each attempt.

Lehigh 79, Lafayette 62
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