Lehigh 60, St. Peter’s 56
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)<— Marquis Hall scored 16 points and Matt Szalachowski had a career-high 14 to lead Lehigh to a 60-56 victory over St. Peter’s on Wednesday.
Hall was 9-for-10 from the foul line and added five assists for Lehigh (1-1). Raul Orta scored 15 points for St. Peter’s (0-2).
St. Peter’s took a 10-point lead on a Ryan Bacon layup at the 9:29 mark of the first half, but Lehigh went on an 11-2 run to take a one-point lead with 31 seconds left in the half. The Peacocks regained a one-point edge at the break, 29-28.
Lehigh built up a 12-point lead at the 11:41 mark of the second half on a layup by Bryan White, but St. Peter’s came back to tie the score 53-53 with 2:30 to go on two free throws by Orta. Hall hit two jumpers and sank three free throws in the final 1:24 to preserve the win for the Mountain Hawks.