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Women's Hoops Falls at Lehigh

Feb. 22, 2014

12-14, 5-10

  1 2 F
Lafayete 35 24 59
Lehigh 33 40 73
 Box Score | Box Score (PDF)

13-14, 7-9

 Stat Comparison LU LC
 Points 73 59
 FG Made-Attempted 30-71 23-71
 FG Percentage 42.3 32.4
 3P Made/Attempted 2-14 3-23
 3P Percentage 14.3 13.0
 FT Made-Attempted 11-13 10-16
 FT Percentage 84.6 62.5
 Rebounds 50 45
 Turnovers 14 15

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 Lafayette - Macklin
 Lehigh - Three players
 LC - Homan 11
 Lehigh - Kinek 11
 Lafayette - Macklin 4
 Lehigh - Williams 5
 Lafayette - Homan, Macklin 2
 Lehigh - Kinek, McCloskey 2
 LC - Homan, Ottewill-Soulsby 1
 Lehigh - Four players 1

Bethlehem, Pa. - A 15-5 run from Lehigh late in the second half pushed the Mountain Hawks past the Leopards 73-59 on Saturday night. Lafayette was led offensively by Linnel Macklin and Kelly Loughney, who finished with 11 and 10 points, respectively.

The Leopards moved to 13-14 overall and 7-9 in the Patriot League, while Lehigh improved to 12-14 and 5-10 in league play. Emily Homan finished a point shy of a double-double with nine points and 11 boards. Lehigh was led by Sarah Williams, Hilary Weaver and Kerry Kinek who each finished with 16 points.

Brya Freeland gave the Leopards their first lead of the night with a three from the wing at the fifteen minute mark of the first half. Loughney followed with a baseline jumper to make it a 7-6 Lafayette lead. Loughney buried a three with 12:30 left in the half to give the Leopards a 12-9 advantage.

Trailing 16-15, Madeline Fahan stole the pass, saving the ball to Freeland, who hit Jamie O'Hare for an easy two. On the Leopards next possession, Fahan blew by her defender to the baseline and finished at the rim with eight and a half to go in the opening frame. Peabody's jumper from the elbow stretched the run to six and the lead to five, 21-16 at the under eight media timeout.

Homan pushed the spurt to eight with a baby hook in the lane at the 6:36 mark. Lehigh answered with four quick points to trim the lead to three, 23-20 with four and a half minutes to play in the first half. Freeland's floater at the 2:30 mark increased the lead to five, 29-24. A four-point swing from the Mountain Hawks cut the advantage to one with less than two minutes to play in the first half. The Leopards maintained their lead and led 35-33 at the half.

Back-to-back buckets from Macklin pushed Lafayette's lead to five, 44-39 at the 16-minute mark of the second half. Lehigh climbed to within a point on a pair of free throws from Katie O'Reilly with 13:58 to go. The Mountain Hawks took the lead on a three-pointer from Kayla Burton.

The Leopards answered with a three-point play from Homan at the 12:50 mark. After Lehigh basket, Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby knocked down a pair from the charity stripe giving Lafayette a one-point edge. With under ten minutes to play, Ottewill-Soulsby collected an offensive rebound and finished down low, as the Leopards led 51-50.

Trailing by a point, Ottewill-Soulsby tied the game at 52 with 8:27 to go. The teams exchanged baskets over the next two minutes, as the Mountain Hawks pushed ahead, 56-54 with 6:29 to play. Lehigh increased its lead to six, 59-54 with 5:55 on the clock.

Kiernan McCloskey capped off Lehigh's 15-5 run with a pair of free throws, as Lehigh led by 11, 67-56 with two and a half to play. Lehigh maintained is lead over the final two minutes and came away with the win.

The Leopards are back in action on Wednesday night when they host Colgate at 7 p.m.