I attended the Lafayette/Navy game tonight in Annapolis, a game won by the Midshipmen 78-70. Navy never was able to fully put the Leopards away but Lafayette also never pulled within one possession in the 2nd half; essentially the Mids led by 5 to 11 points the entire half.
As a Lehigh Valley native who didn’t attend either Lehigh or Lafayette and roots for both (though if all things are equal I root for the Mountain Hawks when they play), I was really hoping for a Leopards win tonight. They’ve played some teams tough coming down the stretch, and I was a little surprised Navy was able to keep them at arms-length for about 3/4 of the game.
BTW LU65, I take it you didn’t attend the historic Lafayette/Lehigh Sunday afternoon clash at Stabler Arena back in 2004 when both teams were in contention for the PL regular season title. That game was a sellout or essentially a sellout and drew what I’m guessing was a Lehigh home game record (5206) that probably included 1500-2000 Lafayette fans in attendance. The atmosphere was electric that day at Stabler. Incidentally, the Mountain Hawks won that game en route to the PL tournament title. (I think they also won the regular season title that year.)
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