Lehigh takes down American 78-62

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Keith Higgins Jr.’s 18 points helped Lehigh defeat American 78-62 on Saturday.

Higgins was 5 of 9 shooting, including 5 for 8 from distance, and went 3 for 3 from the line for the Mountain Hawks (9-8, 4-2 Patriot League). Tyler Whitney-Sidney scored 17 points, shooting 6 of 12 from the field and 5 for 5 from the line. Evan Taylor recorded 15 points and shot 5 for 12 (3 for 5 from 3-point range) and 2 of 3 from the free throw line.

The Eagles (12-5, 4-2) were led by Elijah Stephens, who posted 14 points. Johnny O’Neil added 12 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks for American. Matt Rogers also had 12 points and four assists.

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Lehigh plays Monday against Loyola (MD) on the road, while American hosts Lafayette on Wednesday.

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