Lehigh 72, Lafayette 53

C.J. McCollum scored 22 points and John Adams recorded a

double-double to lead Lehigh to a 72-53 win over Lafayette on

Saturday.

Adams finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds for the Mountain

Hawks (21-7, 9-3 Patriot League), who won their third straight

game. McCollum also had eight rebounds, four assists and three

blocked shots.

Lehigh extended their lead to 16 points on Adams’ basket with

14:23 left before Lafayette scored five straight points to force

the Mountain Hawks to call a timeout. But Lehigh pushed their lead

back to 16 points a few minutes later, and the Leopards (11-16,

6-6) pulled no closer than 13 the rest of the way.

Ryan Willen led Lafayette with 16 points, but had five

turnovers. Tony Johnson had 12 points, four rebounds and four

turnovers.