NCAA Basketball

Andree scores 31, Lehigh rides hot half past Monmouth, 85-61

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) Pat Andree scored a career-high 31 points in his home state to lead Lehigh to an 85-61 win over Monmouth in a season-opener on Tuesday night.

The New Jersey native hit 9 of 15 shots from the floor, including 6 of 10 from 3-point range and scored 17 of his points in the first half.

The Mountain Hawks built a six-point lead at intermission, 36-30, and outscored the Hawks by 18 points in the second half. Defensively, they held Monmouth to 33.9 percent shooting from the field (19 of 56), including just 4 of 21 from distance.

Kyle Leufroy became the 36th Lehigh player to reach 1,000 career points with his 11-point effort. Cohen Jordan scored 15 points and Nic Lynch added 10.

Deion Hammond scored 21 points the lead Monmouth but was the only player to reach double figures.

Updated November 7, 2018

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