Nelson’s 26 help power American to a 77-57 romp past Lehigh

NCAA Men's Basketball
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WASHINGTON (AP)Sa’eed Nelson had a season-high 26 points as American ran away in the second half to knock off Lehigh 77-57 on Monday night.

Stacy Beckton Jr. had 16 points for American, which remains in second-place in the Patriot League, two games behind conference leader Colgate. Yilret Yiljep added 15 points.

Jordan Cohen had 15 points for the Mountain Hawks (5-16, 2-7), whose losing streak stretched to five games. Jeameril Wilson added 11 points and Marques Wilson had 10.

The Eagles (10-10, 6-3 Patriot League) evened the season series against the Mountain Hawks with the win. Lehigh defeated American 82-73 on Jan. 11.

American faces Lafayette on the road on Saturday. Lehigh faces Army at home on Saturday.

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