Bucknell vs Lehigh

Bucknell 61, Lehigh 55


BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) - Bryson Johnson scored 19 points as Bucknell defeated Lehigh 61-55 Monday night to gain sole possession of first place in the Patriot League.

Johnson hit back-to-back 3-pointers to break a 37-37 tie, and Mike Muscala added a three-point play to give the Bison (22-5, 9-2) a 46-37 lead with 10:18 remaining.

Bucknell's lead reached 11 points, but a three-point play and two additional baskets by Holden Greiner brought the Mountain Hawks (18-7, 8-3) within four points, 52-48.

Lehigh trailed just 58-55 after Anthony D'Orazio's jumper with 51 seconds left, but Cameron Ayers' layup increased Bucknell's lead to five at the 0:13 mark.

When the teams met on Jan. 23, Lehigh made 10 of 18 3-pointers in winning 65-62. This time the Mountain Hawks made just 1 of 15 from long range.

Muscala had 12 points and nine rebounds for Bucknell.

Greiner and Mackey McKnight led Lehigh with 17 points each.

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Bucknell Bison
J. Willman, F253-90-07036
M. Muscala, C263-96-791212
B. Johnson, G386-134-455219
C. Ayers, G313-81-42108
R. Hill, G171-10-11022
S. Kaspar180-20-02710
R. Frazier151-50-10122
B. Brackney142-30-03016
B. Fitzpatrick133-40-010016
D. Hoffman30-00-00000
Totals 22-5411-1742151461
Lehigh Mountain Hawks
H. Greiner, F368-151-174117
G. Knutson, F303-102-53138
M. McKnight, G378-181-463217
B. Bailey, G351-30-03033
A. D'Orazio, G343-110-04126
J. Goldsborough140-00-23050
C. Schaefer90-10-01100
S. Cvrkalj51-22-33004
Totals 24-606-1535101655
Patriot League
TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Boston U.12-618-14187
Holy Cross9-915-17208
Army West Point6-1213-19267
Other games
ND 51 Final
WVU 61 Final
KSU 71