Lehigh holds Bucknell to 9-year scoring low in 50-39 win

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)—Rob Keefer scored a career-high 17 points as Lehigh held Bucknell to its lowest point total in more than nine years in a 50-39 victory Wednesday.

Marquis Hall had 12 points and Zahir Carrington added 11 for Lehigh (13-14, 6-7 Patriot League), which swept the season series with the Bison for the first time since 2003.

Darren Mastropaolo had eight points to lead Bucknell (11-17, 6-7), which had its smallest total since a 68-27 loss to Princeton on Dec. 9, 1998.

The Bison shot only 33.3 percent from the field and missed their first seven free throws, going 6-for-14 from the line for the game. Lehigh only shot 32.6 percent but made 17 of 24 free throws and had only 11 turnovers compared to Bucknell’s 17.

Bucknell trailed 19-17 after John Griffin’s 3-pointer with 3:23 left in the first half, but Lehigh went on a 7-0 run to end the period and take a 26-17 halftime lead.

G.W. Boon hit a 3-pointer with 13:28 left in the game to give Bucknell its only points in a 10:25 span. Lehigh, meanwhile, took a 44-24 lead on a free throw by Prentice Small.

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