Ross sets assist mark, leads Lehigh past Mt St Mary’s 75-60
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) Kahron Ross scored 18 points and became Lehigh’s all-time assists leader as the Mountain Hawks dominated the second half and beat Mt. St. Mary’s 75-60 on Saturday.
Ross handed out five assists, and his second one against the Mountaineers broke Mackey McKnight’s school record of 578. Ross added six rebounds for Lehigh (5-5), which trailed 34-33 at halftime.
Lance Tejada came off the bench to provide a second-half spark for Lehigh. He scored 16 points and three of his four 3-pointers came in after the break and allowed the Mountain Hawks to take control, pushing a three-point lead to 62-51 with 6:14 left.
Tejada also grabbed seven rebounds as Lehigh totaled a 44-26 advantage on the boards. James Karnik added nine points and nine rebounds.
Junior Robinson hit all eight of his free throws and scored 20 with four assists for Mt. St. Mary’s (3-7). Greg Alexander added 17 points and Jonah Antonio scored 11 for the Mountaineers, who shot just 33 percent (19 of 57) from the floor and 25 percent (9 of 36) from 3-point range.