BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Jesse Chuku broke out for career highs with 26 points and 15 rebounds, powering Lehigh past Sacred Heart 76-64 on Sunday afternoon.
A Chuku 3-pointer snapped the early 2-2 tie and he and Corey Schaefer scored all of the Mountain Hawks' next 14 points to put Lehigh up 16-6. An 11-point flurry at the close of the half -- on a Chuku dunk and 3-pointers by Schaefer, Mackey McKnight and Austin Price -- had the Hawks (3-5) up 48-27 at the half. Sophomore Chuku's 15 boards are the most for Lehigh since current Portland Trailblazer C.J. McCollum's 15 in 2011.
Schaefer hit four of six 3-pointers to finish with 14 points, Tim Kempton added 13 and McKnight had 11 points and 11 assists.
Sacred Heart (1-6) fell behind by as many as 27 and hit just 22 of 53 shots. Steve Glowiak paced the Pioneers with 17 points.
Kapita was the top-rated recruit from West Virginia in the class of 2015 and recently played at DME Academy in Florida.
With the Suns drafting Tyler Ulis, they now have five guards on their roster who attended Kentucky.
NBA fans will be looking forward to their newest players making plays like this next season.