The Lehigh men’s basketball team held on to win 89-86 Saturday afternoon against Boston University.
With the victory, it has won four out of the last five games, including three straight at home, improving its record to 11-10.
The team was led by sophomore forward/center Tim Kempton, who put up 25 points, nine rebounds and four assists. Freshman guard Kahron Ross was right on his heels with 18 points and 10 assists, his third double-double of the season.
On the backs of Kempton, Ross and junior forward Jesse Chuku, the Mountain Hawks jumped out to a 22-point lead in the first half, shooting 64 percent from the floor. Chuku scored 12 points, nine of which came from behind the arc. Kempton scored 10 points, shooting 71 percent, and Ross racked up eight assists.
Lehigh carried the lead into halftime, but Boston came out in the second half and put up a tough fight, outscoring Lehigh 63-44. It shot an even 60 percent from the floor, draining 21 of its 35 shots. Though the Terriers put up a fight, Lehigh managed to hold them off thanks to strong efforts again by Kempton and Ross, scoring 15 and 14 points respectively in the second half.