York standout scores career-high 19 points for Colgate in Patriot League championship game

Associated Press
Colgate sophomore Brady Cummins, right, is defended by Lehigh guard Keith Higgins Jr. during the second half of Wednesday's Patriot League championship game. Cummins scored a career-high 19 points and Colgate secured a bid in next week's NCAA Men's Tournament with a 74-55 win.

HAMILTON, N.Y. (AP) — Brady Cummins, who led the York High School boys basketball team to the 2020 Class A championship game, scored a career-high 19 points, and top-seeded Colgate collected its fourth straight Patriot League Tournament title and NCAA Tournament bid with a 74-55 win over Lehigh on Wednesday.

Colgate sophomore Brady Cummins, a 2020 graduate of York High School, scored a career-high 19 points in Wednesday's 74-55 win over Lehigh in the Patriot League championship game. Colgate will now advance to next week's NCAA Men's Tournament.

With its fifth league title in six years, Colgate (25-9) has tied Holy Cross and Bucknell for the most league championships at seven. It was the seventh straight season Colgate played for the championship, the last six on its home court.

Colgate coach Matt Langel tied former Lafayette coach Fran O’Hanlon for the most Patriot tournament wins with 21 and now has the most league championships with five, breaking a tie with former Holy Cross coach Ralph Willard.

Colgate had to rally from a 15-point first-half deficit to beat Bucknell 68-65 in a Sunday semifinal and its two regular-season season victories over Lehigh came by only three-point margins. But this time against the sixth-seeded Mountain Hawks, the Raiders took a 49-27 halftime lead behind 12 points from Cummins and cruised in the second half, leading by as many as 30.

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