Lehigh 83, St. Francis (Pa.) 67

C.J. McCollum had 29 points and nine rebounds, and Lehigh opened

the game with a 13-0 run in an 83-67 victory over St. Francis (Pa.)

on Saturday.

The Mountain Hawks are 8-2, their best start through 10 games

since the 1938-39 season.

McCollum made 8 of 15 from the field and 11 of 11 from the foul

line.

Gabe Knutson scored 18 points for Lehigh, and Mackey McKnight

added 13.

Umar Shannon led the Red Flash (0-8) with 26 points, and

Dominique Major scored 15.

The Mountain Hawks dominated the shooting statistics, hitting 50

percent from the floor (25 of 50) to St. Francis’ 37.3 percent (22

of 59), 45 percent from beyond the arc (9 of 20) to 32 percent (8

of 25), and 92.3 percent (24 of 26) from the line to 88.2 percent

(15 of 17).

Lehigh led 43-28 at the half.