Gruner leads Lafayette past Princeton

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EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Junior Michael Gruner had a career-high 15 points and Andrew Brown shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line to lead Lafayette past Princeton 54-53 Tuesday night.

Dan Mavraides’ shot clanked off the front of the rim with two seconds left. He managed to get his own rebound and threw up a prayer near the foul line as time expired, but that too fell short and Lafayette (4-8) handed the Tigers (2-8) their sixth straight loss.

Marcus Schroeder’s three-pointer put Princeton up 14-7 midway through the first half. Lafayette closed the gap with a 6-0 run, holding the Tigers scoreless for more than five-and-a-half minutes.

Doug Davis hit a three-pointer with 9:33 remaining to boost Princeton to a 40-39 lead. After that, the game exchanged hands four more times until Gruner sank 3-of-4 free throw attempts in the last 2:18 to give Lafayette enough for the win.

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 Princeton
Pawel Buczak Pawel Buczak
5-7,  11 Pts
5 Rebs, 4 Assists
 Lafayette
Michael Gruner Michael Gruner
4-7,  15 Pts
2 Rebs, 1 Assists

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