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Balanced Bucknell cruises past Lafayette 78-66

EASTON, Pa. -- Avi Toomer and Andrew Funk scored 15 points apiece and Paul Newman added a double-double to power Bucknell to a 78-66 victory over Lafayette on Sunday.

Toomer hit 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range for the Bison (6-9, 2-0 Patriot League), who shot 53% from distance (10 of 19). Newman finished with 12 points and 10 rebounds for his first-career double-double. Jimmy Sotos had 13 with four assists, while John Meeks scored 11 as all five starters reached double figures.

E.J. Stephens topped the Leopards (8-5, 0-2) with 15 points off the bench. Justin Jaworski was the only Lafayette starter to reach double figures with 13 points. Reserves Leo O'Boyle and Myles Cherry scored 12 and 11, respectively. The Lafayette bench accounted for 41 points.

The Leopards shot 40% overall and made just 7 of 25 from beyond the arc (28%).

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