Lafayette Hosts Lehigh in League Semifinals
March 8, 2013
The Lafayette ticket office will open at 10 a.m. Saturday morning.
Tony Johnson (First Team), Seth Hinrichs (Second Team) and Bryce Scott (All-Rookie) highlighted Lafayette's All-Patriot League performers. Johnson and Scott were both unanimous selections.
Joey Ptasinksi was selected to the Academic All-Patriot League Team. Ptasinski has a 3.51 GPA in Biology.
Leopards improved to 18-14 overall and 10-4 in Patriot League play with a 77-54 rout of Holy Cross in the Patriot League quarterfinal Hinrichs scored 20 and Johnson added 19 as Lafayette shot 51.9 percent and drained a Patriot League Tournament record 14 threes.
The Leopards advanced to the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament for the forth consecutive year and remained unbeaten at Kirby Sports Center (7-0) in conference postseason play.
Lafayette has won six consecutive games for the first time since 2010.
The Leopards improved to 13-3 at Kirby Sports Center after starting the year 1-2 at home.
Lafayette is 10-0 this season when holding its opponents to less than 65 points. In addition, the Leopards are 13-3 when scoring 69 points or more.
Hinrichs (14.6 ppg) leads the team in scoring and has eight 20-point games this season.
Johnson leads the conference in shooting (56.0 percent), is first in assist-to turnover ratio (2.1) and leads the League in steals (2.0 spg).
Johnson had one steal against American to increase his career total to 158. He is three shy of tying Justin DeBerry '04, who occupies third all-time.
Johnson's 63 steals this season leads the Patriot League and places him at 29th in the nation.
Levi Giese blocked three shots against Holy Cross to move within one rejection of third on the all-time list (107).