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American U. defeats Lafayette 76-66

Jan 30, 2010 - 9:42 PM EASTON, Pa.(AP) -- Vlad Moldoveanu scored 21 points and three others reached doubles figures as American University beat Lafayette for the 11th time in a row 76-66 on Saturday.

Stephen Lumpkins added 13 points, Nick Hendra had 12 points and six assists, and Daniel Munoz scored 10 for the Eagles (7-15, 4-3 Patriot League), who have won three straight.

The Eagles shot 52.8 percent from the field (28-for-53), including 43.5 percent (10-for-23) from 3-point range.

Leading 35-33 at halftime, the Eagles built a 51-42 lead with 12:02 to play. The Leopards (14-8, 5-2) answered with an 11-2 run of their own to tie the game on a free throw by Jared Mintz with 7:51 remaining.

The Eagles put the game away with a 17-8 run to lead 70-61 with 1:09 remaining after a 3-pointer by Moldoveanu.

Mintz led the Leopards with 19 points, Jeff Kari added 17 and Jim Mower had 10.