WASHINGTON (AP) — Paulius Zalys scored six of his 21 points in overtime as Lafayette battled past American on Saturday, halting a two-game slide.
Zalys added seven rebounds and six assists for Lafayette (5-12, 2-4 Patriot League), which placed five in double-digit scoring for the first time this season and pulled even with American (8-9, 2-4) in conference.
Sam Iorio scored 17 points for the Eagles, making five 3-pointers. His trey with 33 seconds left in regulation forged a 69-69 tie and led to overtime after an answering Lafayette 3 was waved off after review.
Justin Jaworski appeared to nail the game-winning 3 from the corner with 2.8 seconds left in regulation, but officials ruled the Leopards had stepped out of bounds on the pass.
Iorio hit another 3 with 14 seconds left in OT, making it 83-79 but American’s Jacob Boonyasith, who hadn’t taken a shot all game, missed from 3 as did Iorio’s putback.