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
Tony Johnson had 12 points for Lafayette (3-7), which made 21 of
24 free throws, including four by Joey Ptasinski down the
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.