Carr’s 32 points leads American to 87-76 win over Lafayette
EASTON, Pa. (AP)—Garrison Carr scored 32 points to lead American to an 87-76 victory over Lafayette on Saturday.
Bryce Simon added 12 points for American (11-11, 4-3 Patriot League) while Cornelio Guibunda had 10 rebounds. Andrew Brown scored 22 points for Lafayette (14-8, 5-2) while Bilal Abdullah and Matt Betley each added 16.
Lafayette opened the game with a 10-2 run, but Carr scored 14 points as American countered with an 18-2 run to take a 20-12 lead with 7:52 remaining in the half. A pair of Brown 3-pointers tied the score at 20 and 23, but American went on a 17-7 run to take a 40-30 halftime lead.
The Eagles started the second half with a 15-4 run and led 55-36 with a little less than 14 minutes to play. A Betley 3-pointer cut the lead to 59-50 with 10:36 remaining, but American stretched the lead to 16 on a Carr layup that made it 69-53 with 6:25 to go.
American outrebounded Lafayette 37-28.