Bucknell 59, Lehigh 54

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)—Kevin Bettencourt scored 16 points and Abe Badmus added 10 to lead Bucknell to a 59-54 victory over Lehigh on Wednesday.

Donald Brown had 10 rebounds for Bucknell (15-3, 6-0 Patriot League), which won its sixth straight game. Chris McNaughton scored seven points and, with a jumper with 15:45 remaining, became the 31st player in school history to score 1,000 points.

Joe Knight scored 21 points and Jose Olivero had 19 for Lehigh (12-9, 5-1), which had its seven-game winning streak snapped.

With Bucknell holding a one-point lead, 41-40, and six minutes remaining, Bettencourt and Badmus hit 3-pointers to spark a 9-1 run that gave the Bison a 50-41 advantage.

Olivero hit two 3-pointers to narrow the gap, but the Bison made 6-of-7 free throws in the final minute to preserve the win.

Lehigh led by seven points twice in the first half, the last time as Knight scored on back-to-back possessions to put the Mountain Hawks up 20-13.

But the Bison then scored seven unanswered points to tie the score 20-20. A three-point play by Olivero gave Lehigh a 26-23 edge at the half.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Bucknell
C. Lee C. Lee
2-9,  8 Pts
6 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Lehigh
J. Knight J. Knight
8-16,  21 Pts
9 Rebs, 3 Assists

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Rebounds
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