Lehigh holds off Monmouth for 80-71 win

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WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP)—Marquis Hall scored 23 points as Lehigh held on for an 80-71 win over Monmouth on Sunday.

Phil Anderson added 16 points and Rob Keefer had 15 for the Mountain Hawks (7-3), who never trailed and led by as many as 30 points in the first half. However, Monmouth (2-12) fought back and eventually cut the lead to 69-62 on George Barbour’s layup with 2:18 left to play, but Lehigh then made 9-of-11 free throws in the final minute to seal the win.

Yaniv Simpson led the Hawks with 25 points—including six 3-pointers—and seven rebounds. Barbour came off the bench to score 13 points, while Mike Myers Keitt finished with 12.

Lehigh won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Monmouth 43-34.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Lehigh
Marquis Hall Marquis Hall
6-17,  23 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Monmouth
Yaniv Simpson Yaniv Simpson
8-14,  25 Pts
7 Rebs, 1 Assists

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