Patriot League Tournament Recaps
(Saturday, March 9th)
Final Score: Lafayette 82, Lehigh 69
Easton, PA (Sports Network) - Tony Johnson led all scorers with 24 points, and the second-seeded Lafayette Leopards knocked off the No. 3 seed Lehigh Mountain Hawks, 82-69, in semifinal-round action of the Patriot League Tournament.
Seth Hinrichs added 18 points for the Leopards (19-14), who advance to Wednesday's championship game to face the winner of (1) Bucknell and (4) Army. Dan Trist and Bryce Scott chipped in with 13 and 12 points, respectively.
Mackey McKnight led the way with 22 points for the Mountain Hawks (21-9), who lost for the third time in as many meetings with Lafayette this season. Holden Greiner was next in line with 16 points, while Gabe Knutson and B.J. Bailey scored 10 apiece in the loss.
After leading, 35-33 at halftime, the Leopards took control with a 25-11 spurt to open the second half. They went on to sink 24-of-25 free throws over the final 20 minutes to seal the win.
03/09 17:13:43 ET