Grandieri’s 22 helps Penn hold off winless N.J. Tech 79-68

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PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Brian Grandieri had 22 points and Cameron Lewis had 15 and nine rebounds, both career highs, as Penn struggled to a 79-68 victory over winless N.J. Tech on Saturday night.

Tyler Bernardini also had 15 points for the Quakers (5-9), who committed 16 turnovers and missed 17 of 40 free throws in the game.

Jheryl Wilson and Kraig Peters each had 12 points for the Highlanders (0-17), playing in only their second Division I season.

N.J. Tech led 34-33 two minutes into the second half and trailed only 50-47 after a layup by Brendon Lyn with 12:30 left in the game.

The Quakers then scored 11 straight points, six of them by Lewis, and the Highlanders never got closer than eight points after that.

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J. Wilson J. Wilson
4-7,  12 Pts
5 Rebs, 3 Assists
B. Grandieri B. Grandieri
9-13,  22 Pts
4 Rebs, 3 Assists

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