EASTON, Pa. (AP) E.J. Stephens had career highs with 20 points and eight rebounds to help Lafayette pull away late for an 82-70 win over Division III Susquehanna on Monday night.
Stephens, a freshman guard, was 6-of-6 shooting and tied his career-best with three 3-pointers. Paulius Zalys and Matt Klinewski scored 15 points apiece and Eric Stafford added 11 for Lafayette (2-8)
Kyle Stout hit a 3-pointer and then made two free throws to make it 69-64 with about four minutes to go and Lafayette led the rest of the way. Seth Callahan answered with a 3 to pull Susquehanna within two, but Zalys converted a 3-point play and made a layup to push the lead to 74-67 and spark a 15-3 run to close the game.
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Ryan Traub had 23 points for Susquehanna and Zach Knecht and Adam Dizbon scored 10 apiece.
The Crusaders made just 13 of 23 (56.5), and were minus-11, from the free-throw line.