LEXINGTON, Ky. - Three players scored in double-figures as No. 8 Franklin & Marshall defeated Mt. St. Joseph 66-63 in the first game of the Don Lane Classic hosted by Transylvania University.
The Diplomats improved to 8-0.
Ed Early had a season-high 15 points to pace F&M and was one board shy of a double-double with a career-high nine rebounds. Hayk Gyokchyan tallied 14, all in the second half, and finished with six rebounds. Devin Figueroa finished with a career-high 13 points, shooting 3-for-6 from behind the arc and 5-for-9 from the floor.
Max Brewer drained a three at 5:37 to jump start a 13-2 run that spanned four minutes and gave the Diplomats a 63-52 lead with 1:37 left to play.
The Lions used a 14-5 scoring streak and took a 47-45 edge with 8:12 left in the game.
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