Guard Bryce Scott scored 18 points to lead four players in double figures as Lafayette won its second straight game with a 77-65 victory over Wagner on Tuesday at the Spiro Sports Center in New York. The Leopards also got double-digit scoring efforts from guard Nick Lindner (17 points), forward Dan Trist (12) and guard Seth Hinrichs (12), who had a team-high seven rebounds. Lafayette (2-5) made 23 of 28 free throws. The Leopards, who lost their first five games, got their first win Saturday, 79-76 against Penn. They took control Tuesday with a 36-22 lead late in the first half, and they held a 40-33 advantage at halftime. Wagner (4-5) rallied to cut the lead to 45-41 on a 3-pointer by guard Jay Harris (23 points) with 16:35 left in the game. However, Hinrichs' tip-in with 11:43 left gave Lafayette a 54-43 edge. Scott connected on a 3-pointer with 8:57 left to give the Leopards a 57-43 lead. After Wagner trimmed its deficit to 62-54, Scott made two free throws with 3:49 left to put the lead back to 64-54. Lindner made two free throws with 1:38 left to put the Leopards ahead 66-57. Wagner guard Latif Rivers, who entered the game with a team-high average of 14.9 points per contest, missed both of his shots in the first half and had two points at halftime but finished with 13. The Leopards made 51.7 percent of their field goals in the first half and forced the Seahawks into 10 turnovers before the break. Wagner plays Saturday at Penn. Next up for Lafayette is a game at Sacred Heart on Saturday.
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