Ross, Andree lead Lehigh past Lafayette, 79-74
EASTON, Pa. (AP) Kahron Ross had 17 points, five rebounds and five assists and Pat Andree had his second career double-double to help Lehigh beat Lafayette 79-74 on Friday night in the Patriot League opener for both teams.
Andree scored all of his 11 points, including three 3-pointers, in the second half and grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds. James Karnik had 15 points and Lance Tejada and Kyle Leufroy scored 14 apiece for Lehigh (6-6).
Ross converted a 3-point play before Andree hit a 3-pointer to cap a 10-2 run that made it 49-47 and the Mountain Hawks never again trailed. Justin Jaworski and Klinewski hit 3-pointers 41 seconds apart to pull the Leopards within one point, but Andree answered with a 3 and, after Lafayette’s Paulius Zalys converted a 3-point play to make it 74-72 with 1:17 to go, Leufroy scored five consecutive points to seal it.
Klinewski led Lafayette (2-10) with 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting. The senior has scored in double figures in 15 consecutive games.