Fahan, Homan Power Leopards Past Lehigh
Jan. 25, 2014
After a driving layup from Maddie Peabody to start the game, Danielle Fiacco blocked a shot on Lehigh's first possession to break the Patriot League career blocks record. She now has 347 Peabody knocked down an elbow jumper to give the Leopards an early 6-0 lead.
The Mountain Hawks answered with a 10-2 run as Alexandra Yanzi and Elizabeth Jordan connected on back-to-back threes to tie the game at 10. Emily Homan scored the next four for Lafayette, followed by a three-point play from Fahan to give the Leopards a 17-12 advantage at the midway point of the first half.
Jamie O'Hare extended the lead to eight with a triple from the wing. Homan capped the 10-0 run with a pair from the free throw line, as the Leopards led the Mountain Hawks, 22-12 with 7:54 to play in the opening period.
Another three-point play from Fahan pushed the Lafayette advantage to 11, 25-14. The senior tossed in her 10th point of the half as the Leopards continued to lead, 29-16, at the under four media timeout. Lafayette closed the half on a 27-6 run to take a commanding 39-18 lead at the break.
Fahan led all players with 12 points and nine boards in the first half, followed by Homan's eight points. The Leopards were perfect from the free throw line in the opening frame, knocking down all 14 attempts.
Homan took over in the second half, scoring the Leopards first six points of the period as Lafayette continued to lead by 22, 45-23, with 15:51 on the clock. Lafayette doubled up Lehigh with 14 minutes to play, leading the Mountain Hawks, 50-25.
Fahan and Homan continued to carry the load for the Leopards, as Fahan buried a three from the corner, followed by a pair of buckets from Homan to push the Lafayette advantage to 29, 57-28, with 11 minutes to play.
The Leopards led by as many as 29 and went on to beat the Mountain Hawks, 73- 51, and improved to 3-5 in the Patriot League, while Lehigh dropped to 2-6. The Leopards grabbed a season-best 53 boards compared to Lehigh's 43 and shot 91.7 (22-24) percent from the free throw line.
The Maroon and White hit the road for their next two games, traveling to Colgate on Wednesday night and Navy on Saturday.