Rider edges Lehigh 69-68

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)—Ryan Thompson converted a three-point play and Brandon Penn added a free throw, all in the final seconds, to send Rider to a 69-68 victory at Lehigh on Thursday night.

A layup and free throw by Thompson with 11 seconds left gave Rider a 68-66 lead, and a free throw by Penn with four seconds remaining made it 69-66 before Lehigh sophomore Rob Keefer scored at the buzzer for the final one-point margin.

Lamar Johnson led Rider with 20 points, Novar Gadson added 17, Thompson finished with 11 rebounds and 10 points and Mike Ringgold scored 11 for Rider (1-1).

Zahir Carrington scored 15 points, Rob Keefer added 11 and Phil Anderson 10 for Lehigh (2-1), which shot 10-for-38 from the field in the second half.

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 Rider
Lamar Johnson Lamar Johnson
6-12,  20 Pts
4 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Lehigh
Zahir Carrington Zahir Carrington
5-10,  15 Pts
5 Rebs, 0 Assists

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