Lafayette 61, St. Francis (Pa.) 58

Dan Trist scored 16 points, and Lafayette overcame a 15-point,

second-half deficit to beat St. Francis (Pa.) 61-58 on Tuesday

night.

Tony Johnson had 12 points for Lafayette (3-7), which made 21 of

24 free throws, including four by Joey Ptasinski down the

stretch.

Umar Shannon had 19 points and Stephon Whyatt 12 for St. Francis

(0-7), which shot six free-throws in the game.

St. Francis led 41-26 on 3-pointers from Shannon and Whyatt and

Ronnie Drinnon’s layup 2:10 into the second half.

The Leopards finally went in front 55-53 on Seth Hinrichs’

three-point play with 2:18 left. Whyatt’s 3-pointer took it back

for St. Francis at 56-55, but Ptasinski’s two free throws made it

57-56 for the Leopards at 1:35.

Shannon missed a jumper, got the rebound and missed a 3-pointer,

and Ptasinski grabbed the rebound and made two free-throws with 14

seconds left for a 59-56 advantage.