EASTON, Pa. (AP) Alex Petrie scored 27 points and E.J. Stephens scored 16 with six assists and three rebounds and Lafayette pulled away from American with a 90-83 win on Saturday.
American took its final lead of the game with a 3-pointer from Sam Iorio to make it 63-62 with 12:06 left before Eric Stafford followed with a quick 3-pointer for Lafayette.
Stafford hit a jump shot and Stephens made a 3 and it was 74-67. Stafford made another jumper to extend the lead to 79-69. The Eagles used a 14-7 run and drew within 86-83 with 24 seconds remaining on Sa'eed Nelson's layup but never got closer.