Lafayette 77, Long Island U. 63

Jim Mower scored 25 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to lead

Lafayette to a 77-63 win over Long Island University on


Mower, who went 8-for-10 from the field, missed one shot from

beyond the arc in seven attempts for the Leopards (6-5). Jeff Kari

had 16 points, while Jared Mintz added 14 points and seven


Lafayette controlled most of the contest, taking a 36-21 lead on

Kari’s 3-pointer with 3:12 left in the first half. Mintz’s layup

late in the game put the Leopards ahead by 21 – their largest lead

of the game.

Jaytornah Wisseh scored 18 points and dished out eight assists,

but had five turnovers for the Blackbirds (4-5). Kyle Johnson and

David Hicks each had 15 points and Michael Culpo added 10. Johnson

also had nine rebounds.

Despite the losing effort, Long Island went 13 of 26 from

3-point range compared to Lafayette, which went 11 of 23.