Lehigh beats Bucknell 82-71 behind Kempton’s 20 points

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) Tim Kempton scored 20 points and Austin Price and Pat Andree each scored 16 points as Lehigh pulled away in the second half to beat Bucknell 82-71 on Wednesday night.

Lehigh (9-7, 3-2 Patriot League) has won five of its last seven meetings at Bucknell (12-6, 4-1).

The Mountain Hawks led 40-34 at halftime and went on a 12-0 run at the start of the second half on three straight 3s from Kempton, Price, and Andree, followed by a 3-point play from Andree.

The Mountain Hawks pushed it to 56-41 before Bucknell outscored Lehigh 25-10 in a 10-minute span and tied it at 66 with a pair of free throws by Kimbal Mackenzie. Brandon Alston hit a jumper, Jordan Cohen buried a 3 and added a layup to put Lehigh up seven with 4:38 remaining.

Nana Foulland scored 20 points for the Bison, Stephen Brown added 12, and Zach Thomas had 11.