Lafayette vs Fairleigh Dickinson

Fairleigh Dickinson 82, Lafayette 80


HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) - Sidney Sanders Jr. scored on a last-second tip shot as Fairleigh Dickinson held off a late surge by Lafayette to win 82-80 Friday night.

The Knights (4-4), hosting their home opener after traveling 5,500 miles for seven road games, led by 14 in the first half and 44-35 at intermission. Fairleigh Dickinson still held a 77-68 advantage with 3:59 left when the Leopards launched a 12-3 run, tying it at 80 on Dan Trist's layup with 20 seconds left.

Lafayette, however, did not take another shot. After Alan Flannigan blocked Lonnie Robinson's jumper, the Knights got the offensive rebound. Mustafaa Jones missed a 3-pointer with 2 seconds left, then Sanders rebounded and scored.

Seth Hinrichs had a career-high 27 points and Trist 17 for the Leopards (3-8).

Jones led Fairleigh Dickinson with 18 points. Robinson had 17, Melquan Bolding 15 and Kim Rochford 10 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks.

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Lafayette Leopards
D. Trist, F226-125-740217
J. Ptasinski, G372-110-02036
T. Johnson, G354-90-05718
S. Hinrichs, G319-174-663127
B. Scott, G213-72-21129
A. Flannigan184-41-13149
Z. Rufer150-22-22222
L. Giese140-02-24042
N. Musters50-00-01000
L. Smith20-10-00000
Totals 28-6316-2033141980
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights
K. Rochford, F283-94-4102310
M. Bolding, G385-93-553215
M. Jones, G346-90-012118
L. Robinson, G315-85-614317
S. Sanders Jr., G192-43-43318
S. Harris272-40-22324
M. Seilund142-62-26146
X. Harris92-30-02134
Totals 27-5217-2331191982
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boston U.11-719-15196
Army West Point9-919-14213
Holy Cross5-1315-20248

TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
F. Dickinson11-718-15204
St. Fran.-NY11-715-17275
Sacred Heart11-712-18258
Mt St Marys10-814-19245
St. Fran.-Pa.9-913-17266
Robert Morris8-1010-22291