February 12, 2018
By: Erica Rose
For the second straight game the Lehigh Men’s Basketball team pulls out an incredible, nail biter, in overtime winning their fourth straight game for the first time this season. This is the same time that had not won back-to-back games since November 17 and 19. So to say this squad is playing their best basketball right now is an under statement. The Mountain Hawks improve to 7-7 in league play, with just four games remaining in the regular season. Sure, things are still not perfect with the young squad, but they are making the plays they need with the leadership that they need. The Mountain Hawks were trailing early against American on Saturday afternoon, but closed out the half on a 21-7 run to take the 35-30 lead into the locker room. Senior Kahron Ross scored, a career high, 30 points in the OT victory while tacking on 5 assists and 4 rebounds.
When looking at the Eagles record (5-20; 2-12 in the PL) anyone would have assumed the Mountain Hawks would have and probably should have handled them fairly easily, but as coach Reed will tell you, records go out the window in league play. One of the standouts for the Eagles this past Saturday was Parkland alum Sam Iorio. The freshman had a career high 30 points and 9 rebounds, which included 5 of the 10 in OT. Reed is on record as saying, “Sam Iorio is a terrific player, and he played really well against us.”
Once again Lehigh had multiple players rise up to the challenge scoring in double figures. Junior Lance Tejada has picked up right where he left off prior to his concussion. Tejada scored 19 points, with four rebounds, four assists, and three steals. For the second straight game Pat Andree has scored in double figures as well with 13 points and 7 boards, and finally Kyle Leufroy added 11 points 8 rebounds.