Savovic sets career points high, Lehigh falls
Posted: September 16, 2003
Boston, MA – Zlatko Savovic set a career high in points and tied his career high in rebounds, however his effort was not enough as Lehigh fell to Harvard 84-72 Saturday afternoon at Lavietes Pavilion. With the win the Crimson improve to 3-2, while the Mountain Hawks fall to 4-3.
Savovic posted 23 points and six rebounds for Lehigh. Junior Ra Tiah was the only other Mountain Hawk in double figures, as he scored ten points while freshman Mike Fischman pulled down a career high nine rebounds.
Lehigh trailed 34-29 at the half, but outscored Harvard 16-10 over the first five minutes of the second half to take a 45-44 lead with 14:58 remaining. During the spurt, Savovic scored seven points. The Lehigh lead was short-lived however as Harvard then outscored the Mountain Hawks 19-1 to take a commanding 63-46 lead with 8:02 remaining. Lehigh could get no closer than nine points the rest of the game.
Harvard was led by Elliot Prasse-Freeman who posted a team high 20 points, while going 7-of-8 from the free-throw line.
The Mountain Hawks will play their final game of the fall semester and look to equal their win total for the entire 2001-02 season on Monday at 7:00 p.m. vs. Ivy League foe Columbia. The game can be heard live on Oldies 1470 AM, WKAP and on the Lehigh website at www.lehigh.edu. Matt Kerr and Greg Falkenbach will call the action. Air time is 6:45 p.m. Tickets can be purchased at the Arena box office or by calling (610) 7LU-GAME.
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