Lafayette vs Bucknell

Bucknell 66, Lafayette 51

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LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Mike Muscala scored 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds for his 13th double-double of the season as Bucknell defeated Lafayette 66-51 Saturday night in Patriot League play.

Cameron Ayers opened the second half with a 3-pointer to make it 30-20 and the Bison (16-3, 3-0) maintained a double-digit advantage the rest of the way to win their third straight game and fifth in the last six.

The win ties the second-best start in program history after 19 games. Bucknell was 17-2 in 1983-84 and also 16-3 in 2005-06.

Muscala was 12 of 24 from the field as the Bison shot 44.6 percent (29 of 65). Ayers added 12 points and Joe Willman 10.

The Leopards (8-12, 1-2) shot only 34.5 percent (19 of 55), making 1 of 13 3-pointers, to lose their ninth straight in the series.

Seth Hinrichs scored 12 points and Dan Trist added 11 for Lafayette.

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Lafayette Leopards
L. Giese, F332-71-28035
D. Trist, F175-101-210311
T. Johnson, G323-92-23728
B. Scott, G311-74-40116
S. Hinrichs, G304-73-560012
J. Ptasinski282-80-01004
A. Flannigan80-11-25001
N. Musters81-10-01032
Z. Rufer81-50-02002
B. Freeland40-00-00020
J. Detmer10-00-00000
Totals 19-5512-173281451
 34.5%70.6% 
Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F315-130-061210
M. Muscala, C3012-243-6151127
B. Johnson, G323-71-21327
C. Ayers, G295-100-063212
R. Hill, G181-10-02112
S. Kaspar201-30-07202
R. Frazier191-20-02102
B. Fitzpatrick120-11-21211
D. Hoffman61-40-00022
B. Brackney10-00-00000
C. Hass10-00-02000
J. Singleton10-01-20001
Totals 29-656-1244141166
 44.6%50% 
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Colgate6-1213-18
Loyola-Md.6-1211-19
Lafayette6-1211-20
Navy4-149-21
 
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