Lehigh (13-13, 6-7) was led by Austin Price with 20 points and no other Mountain Hawk scored over six points. Lehigh made just 15 of 43 shots (34.9 percent).
Leading 27-20 at halftime, American opened the second half on a 14-3 run for a 41-23 lead. Lehigh wouldn't go away quietly as it went on 8-0 run to get within 46-36 with 6:28 left. But Reed and Schoof responded with five quick points and American led by double-digits the rest of the way.
American forced 21 turnovers, 14 coming off steals. Gardner had five takeaways and Schoof four.