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McKnight’s 21 Leads Lehigh Past Fordham 81-63

(credit: lehighsports.com/Lehigh University)

(credit: lehighsports.com/Lehigh University)

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) — Mackey McKnight scored 21 points and the other four starters for Lehigh also scored in double figures as they beat Fordham 81-63 Tuesday night in nonconference action.

Gabe Knutson finished with 18 points, Holden Greiner and C.J. McCollum scored 13 apiece and Anthony D’Orazio chipped in with 10 points and four steals for Lehigh (7-2).

Lehigh opened the game on a 21-9 run capped by Greiner’s 3-pointer with 12:09 left to play in the first half. Greiner went 2 for 3 from behind the arc, and scored 13 points in the first half to help Lehigh lead at halftime 44-24.

Fordham (1-7) was unable to make it a contest in the second half.

Lehigh scored 22 points off 16 Fordham turnovers and outscored the Rams 28-4 on fast break points.

The Mountain Hawks have now won 11 straight home games dating back to last season.

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