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Lafayette 83, Princeton 66

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Senior guard Joey Ptasinski scored a game-high 21 points to lead Lafayette to an 83-66 win over Princeton in a non-conference game Wednesday night in Easton, Pa.

Ptasinski made eight of 10 field-goal attempts, including five of seven from 3-point range. As a team, Lafayette made 10 of 17 from beyond the arc and 29 of 53 from the floor (54,7 percent).

Princeton, led by sophomore forward Spencer Weisz’s 19 points, also shot well from the field, making 50 percent (21 of 42) of its shots. The Tigers committed 17 turnovers compared to only seven for the Leopards.

Lafayette (2-1) scored the first seven points of the second half to build a 54-44 lead and take control of the game. Senior forward Seth Hinrichs scored four points and assisted Ptasinski in the game-clinching run in the first three minutes after halftime.

Princeton (1-2) cut the lead to five points twice afterward, the last time with 9:46 left on a jump shot by sophomore forward Pete Miller. Ptasinski answered with a 3-pointer and jumper on the next two possessions to increase the lead to 69-59 with 8:47 remaining. The Tigers did not threaten thereafter.

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