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slides: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 62-56 Loss to Quinnipiac

Monday, November 23, 2015

 

Matt Husek leads Holy Cross in the loss

The Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team (1-3) fell 62-56 to the (1-2) Quinnipiac Bobcats on Sunday afternoon in Connecticut. The Crusaders have now dropped three straight games.

See the Five Takeaways Slideshow Below

The Crusaders held a 44-37 lead with 10:46 to play in the game before Quinnipiac went on a 19-6 run to take a 56-50 lead with 2:34 left to play in the game.

Matt Zignorski cut the Crusaders deficit to just three points, 56-50, however, the Bobcats responded with a thee pointer of their own to keep their six point lead in tact.

The Bobcats knocked down three of their final for free throws to seal the win over Holy Cross. The win is Quinnipiac's first of the season.

The Leaders

Mat Husek led Holy Cross with a career high 15 points in the game. Freshman Karl Charles and Matt Zignorski each contributed ten points.

Next up

The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, November 25th when they host Sacred Heart at The Hart Center. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.

For more on this game, see the five takeaways slideshow below.

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 62-56 Loss to Quinnipiac

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Matt Zignorski

Freshman Matt Zignorski netted a career high 10 points on 4 of 8 shooting from the field in 13 minutes of play.

Zignorski also had two assists in the game.

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Karl Charles

Freshman Karl Charles was one of three Holy Cross players to reach double-figures in scoring.

Charles poured in ten points on 2 of 5 shooting from the field, all three-pointers, and 4 of 8 from the free throw line.

This is the second time in the first four games of the season in which Charles has reached double-figures.

Charles also added in three rebounds, two assists and one steal.

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Matt Husek

Matt Husek led Holy Cross with a career high 15 points on 6 of 10 shooting from the field while also pulling down five rebounds and recording two blocked shots. 

This is the second time in four games that Husek has reached double-figures in scoring, the first coming in the first game of the season against Marist when he recorded 12 points. 

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Not a Game for Offense

This was not a game for offenses, on both sides. 

Holy Cross shot 34.7 % (18 of 49) from the field, including 8 for 30 (27%) from three-point land.  

Meanwhile, Quinnipiac, playing at home, shot 36% (22 of 61) from the field, including 7 of 19 (36%) from three point land. 

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Rebounds

A major theme of the game is that Quinnipiac dominated the glass, out rebounding Holy Cross 46-31 in the game. Chaise Daniels led Quinnipiac with 12 rebounds of his own. 

Of Quinnipiac's 46 rebounds, 19 of them were on the offensive glass, helping lead to 14 second chance points. 

Malachi Alexander led Holy Cross with 8 rebounds. 

 
 

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