American stops Lehigh 66-58

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BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP)—Derrick Mercer scored 15 points and Garrison Carr added 14, leading American to a 66-58 victory over Lehigh on Saturday night.

American (15-7, 7-1 Patriot League) led by four points at the half, held a 10-point lead with 10:29 remaining and survived a late rally that pulled Lehigh within three points in the final minute.

Zahir Carrington had his seventh double-double of the season, finishing with 20 points and 12 rebounds for Lehigh (13-9, 3-5). Rob Keefer added 12 points.

American’s substitutes outscored their Lehigh counterparts 25-9, and the Mountain Hawks were slowed by 3-for-16 shooting from 3-point range.

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Derrick Mercer Derrick Mercer
6-13,  15 Pts
2 Rebs, 7 Assists
Zahir Carrington Zahir Carrington
7-12,  20 Pts
12 Rebs, 2 Assists

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