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Mower's 25 leads Lafayette past Long Island 77-63

Dec 12, 2009 - 8:47 PM EASTON, Pa.(AP) -- Jim Mower scored 25 points, hitting six 3-pointers, to lead Lafayette to a 77-63 win over Long Island University on Saturday.

Mower, who went 8-for-10 from the field, missed one shot from beyond the arc in seven attempts for the Leopards (6-5). Jeff Kari had 16 points, while Jared Mintz added 14 points and seven rebounds.

Lafayette controlled most of the contest, taking a 36-21 lead on Kari's 3-pointer with 3:12 left in the first half. Mintz's layup late in the game put the Leopards ahead by 21 - their largest lead of the game.

Jaytornah Wisseh scored 18 points and dished out eight assists, but had five turnovers for the Blackbirds (4-5). Kyle Johnson and David Hicks each had 15 points and Michael Culpo added 10. Johnson also had nine rebounds.

Despite the losing effort, Long Island went 13 of 26 from 3-point range compared to Lafayette, which went 11 of 23.






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