Nov. 29, 2013
Lafayette takes on Penn looking for its first win of the season on Saturday afternoon at Kirby Sports Center. The Leopards have played three close games, losing twice in overtime and at the buzzer to Yale.
Seth Hinrichs is the second leading scorer in the Patriot League at 21.2 points per game following a career-high 28 points in the loss to Yale.
After opening the year with a close loss to Temple, Penn split its last four games. The Quakers enter Saturday’s game at 2-3 overall with wins over Monmouth and Niagara.
Bryce Scott leads the Patriot League in free throw shooting at 94.1 percent (16-17). Scott is also second on the team with 15.8 points per game.
Nick Lindner had his best all-around game against Yale. The freshman point guard scored a career-high 18 points, grabbed five rebounds and handed out five assists.
Seth Hinrichs, Bryce Scott, Dan Trist and Joey Ptasinski are averaging 63.6 points per game combined in Lafayette’s first five contests. As a team, the Leopards are scoring 76.8 points per game, which amounts to 82.8 percent of the offense coming from those four players.
Lafayette is last in the Patriot League with a -4.6 turnover margin through the season’s first five games.
The last time Lafayette opened the season with five straight losses was 2002-03 when it began that year 0-5.
The Leopards return to action on Tuesday night when they play the first of four December road games at Wagner. Opening tip from the Spiro Sports Center.