Thomas, Mackenzie lead Bucknell past Mount St Mary’s 81-65 (Dec 19, 2016)

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Zach Thomas and Kimbal Mackenzie scored 16 points apiece and Bucknell pulled away from Mount St. Mary’s for an 81-65 win on Monday night.

Nana Foulland added 14 points, nine rebounds and five blocks for the Bison (8-4), who had lost four straight to the Mountaineers (1-11). Thomas also had eight rebounds, seven assists, four blocks and three steals.

The Bison led 40-32 at the half but the Mountaineers, who have lost eight straight, battled back to take a 50-49 lead on two Khalid Nwandu free throws with 11:35 to play. Thomas scored five straight, including a breakaway jam, to put Bucknell up for good. The Mountaineers went 7:23 without a field goal and the Bison used a 10-0 run to break it open. Mackenzie’s 3 made it 76-59 with 2:13 to play.

Junior Robinson had 20 points for the Mountaineers, Miles Wilson had 14 and Elijah Long 13.