Lafayette beats Cent. Connecticut St. 71-54

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EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Andrew Brown scored 17 points and Bilal Abdullah had 16 to lead Lafayette to a 71-54 victory over Central Connecticut State on Sunday.

Paul Cummings added 12 points for Lafayette (3-2). Joe Seymore scored 13 points, Shemik Thompson had 12 and Ken Horton added 10 for Central Connecticut (1-4).

Lafayette led 37-27 at the half, but Central Connecticut opened the second half with a 10-3 run to cut the margin to 40-37 at 15:19 on a 3-pointer by Tristan Blackwood.

But the Leopards then outscored the Blue Devils 18-6 and took a 61-45 lead with just under five minutes remaining. Free throws by Michael Gruner and Abdullah gave Lafayette its largest lead, 65-48, with 2:31 remaining.

The Leopards led for the first 10 minutes of the game before Marcus Palmer’s free throw gave the Blue Devils a 16-14 lead at 11:04. Central Connecticut took its last lead with 8:24 left in the half on Horton’s layup.

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 Central Conn. St.
J. Seymore J. Seymore
5-13,  13 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Lafayette
B. Abdullah B. Abdullah
4-5,  16 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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