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Bison earn home victory in men’s basketball

LEWISBURG – Avi Toomer and Bruce Moore both scored 15 points to help lift Bucknell to a 72-56 win over Lehigh in a Patriot League matchup to improve the Bison to 4-2 in the league.

Jimmy Sotos added 12 points for Bucknell and John Meeks had an 11-point, 10-rebound double-double.

Bucknell led at the half, 38-23, and grabbed 33 defensive rebounds, limiting Lehigh to just 10 points off second chance opportunities.

Bucknell 72, Lehigh 56

LEHIGH (5-13, 2-4 PL)

Jakob Alamudun 0-2 2-2 2; Nic Lynch 3-4 0-0 6; Jake Betlow 0-2 0-0 0; Evan Taylor 3-8 3-4 10; Reed Fenton 0-2 1-2 1; Jeameril Wilson 5-12 4-5 16; Jordan Cohen 4-11 3-5 11; Ed Porter 0-2 0-0 0; Marques Wilson 3-11 3-4 10; Andrei Arion 0-0 0-2 0. Totals 18-54 16-24 56.

BUCKNELL (8-11, 4-2 PL)

John Meeks 5-9 0-0 11; Bruce Moore 6-7 2-3 15; Jimmy Sotos 3-8 3-4 12; Andrew Funk 0-3 2-2 2; Avi Toomer 4-8 4-4 15; Walter Ellis 3-6 1-2 8; Xander Rice 0-1 0-0 0; Paul Newman 0-2 0-0 0; Kahliel Spear 4-5 1-5 9. Totals 25-49 13-20 72.

Halftime: Bucknell, 38-23. 3-point goals: Lehigh 4-14 (Wilson 2-3, Wilson 1-4, Taylor 1-2, Fenton 0-1, Cohen 0-2, Betlow 0-2), Bucknell 9-21 (Sotos 3-7, Toomer 3-5, Ellis 1-3, Meeks 1-3, Moore 1-1, Funk 0-2). Fouled out: Lehigh-none; Bucknell-none. Rebounds: Lehigh 30 (Alamudun 6, Wilson 6), Bucknell 38 (Meeks 10). Assists: Bucknell 6 (Cohen 2), Bucknell 14 (Rice 4). Technical fouls: Lehigh-none; Bucknell-none. Total fouls: Lehigh 19, Bucknell 18. A: 2,339.

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