Hot shooting and tough defense combined to lift the Leopards past the defending Northeast Conference champs from Central Connecticut Sunday afternoon, 71-54.
Andrew Brown, back in the starting lineup, led the charge for Lafayette (3-2), knocking down 5 threes en route to a game-high 17 points. Two of Brown's threes came during a 15-2 first half run that turned an 18-17 deficit into a 32-30 Lafayette lead. Brown also assisted on a Paul Cummins three during that run, whioh put Lafayette on top for good. Cummins finished with 12 points, including 4 treys.
CCSU (1-4) pulled within three in the second half before Lafayette pulled away to ice the game.
The Leopards were 24 of 49 from the field, including 12 of 25 from three-point range. Defensively they held the Blue Devils to 31.6 percent (18-57) shooting from the field, including 6 treys on 19 tries.
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