Thomas leads Bison to fourth straight win

EASTON (AP) — Zach Thomas scored 14 points and grabbed 10 rebounds and Bucknell beat Lafayette 78-55 on Wednesday night for its fourth straight win and eighth in its last nine games.

Thomas collected his fourth double-double this season with Kimbal Mackenzie also scoring 14 points. Stephen Brown added 11 points and eight assists and John Azzinaro also had 11 points.

Bucknell (16-6, 8-1 Patriot League) took a 40-23 lead at the half despite shooting only 34 percent, but they made nine 3-pointers on 21 attempts and had 14 offensive boards.

Hunter Janacek scored 11 points and Matt Klinewski had 10. Kyle Stout added nine points and 12 rebounds and Lukas Jarrett nine points and 10 boards for the Leopards (6-14, 2-7).

BUCKNELL (16-6)

Thomas 3-8 8-9 14, Foulland 3-5 2-4 8, Toomer 0-1 0-0 0, Brown 3-13 3-4 11, Mackenzie 4-7 3-3 14, Moore 2-4 2-2 8, MacLeay 0-4 4-4 4, Sestina 1-5 0-0 2, Azzinaro 3-6 3-5 11, Robertson 0-1 0-0 0, O’Reilly 2-12 0-0 6. Totals 21-66 25-31 78.

LAFAYETTE (6-14)

Zalys 3-7 0-0 7, Klinewski 5-12 0-0 10, Jarrett 4-12 1-2 9, Lindner 1-5 1-2 3, Stout 3-9 2-4 9, Cherry 3-6 0-0 6, Evans 0-3 0-0 0, Janacek 3-10 2-2 11. Totals 22-64 6-10 55.

Halftime–Bucknell 40-23. 3-Point Goals–Bucknell 11-34 (Mackenzie 3-5, Moore 2-2, Azzinaro 2-5, Brown 2-5, OáReilly 2-12, Toomer 0-1, Thomas 0-2, Sestina 0-2), Lafayette 5-22 (Janacek 3-9, Zalys 1-3, Stout 1-6, Evans 0-1, Lindner 0-3). Fouled Out–Cherry. Rebounds–Bucknell 49 (Thomas 10), Lafayette 39 (Stout 12). Assists–Bucknell 13 (Brown 8), Lafayette 10 (Lindner 7). Total Fouls–Bucknell 16, Lafayette 25. A–1,549 (3,500).

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