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slides: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 69-60 Win Over Sacred Heart

Thursday, November 26, 2015

 

Karl Charles

The Holy Cross Crusaders (2-3) defeated (1-4) Sacred Heart 69-60 on Wednesday afternoon at the Hart Center. The Crusaders are now 7-5 all-time against Sacred Heart.

"It's good to get a win, I thought we sorta controlled the game the other night against Quinnipiac for about 30, 35 minutes and then we lost our way. Tonight, I thought we controlled the game also, it got a little hairy there for a little while but then our guys came through," said Crusaders head coach Bill Carmody after the game.

See the Five Takeaways Slideshow Below

Sacred Heart used a 7-0 second half run to tie the game at 51 before Holy Cross' Anthony Thompson scored five straight points to put Holy Cross up 56-51.

Holy Cross then led 60-57 when Thompson struck again, this time from three-point land to put the Crusaders up 63-57 with 2:51 left to play in the game.

Sacred Heart would not get closer than five points the rest of the way. Holy Cross woud finish the game by converting six of their final eight free throws to seal the win.

The Leaders

Freshman Karl Charles led Holy Cross witha career high 15 points while also pulling down seven rebounds in the game.

Another freshman Matt Zignorski netted 13 points in 21 minutes off of the bench.

Next up

Holy Cross returns to action on Sunday, November 29 when they host Harvard 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’ 69-60 Win Over Sacred Heart

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Matt Husek

Matt Husek was big on the defensive end for Holy Cross registering four blocked shots in the game.

Husek also netted six points and pulled down three rebounds in the win.

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5

For the first time this season, Holy Cross had five players reach double figures in scoring, 4 of 5 starters and Matt Zignorski off the bench.

Holy Cross had 14 assists on 21 made shots while shooting 39 % from the field.

If the Crusaders can get multiple players in double figures every night they will have a chance to win most games.

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7

Holy Cross head coach Bill Carmody has to be pleased that the Crusaders only turned the ball over seven times in the game.

The 7 turnovers are the second lowest amount of the season for the Crusaders. The lowest is 6 against Quinnipiac.

Meanwhile, Holy Cross forced 14 turnovers out of Sacred Heart and turned it it into 11 points on the offensive end.

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Matt Zignorski

Freshman Matt Zignorski came off the bench and poured in 13 points on 4 of 7 shooting from the field in 21 minutes of play.

The Holy Cross bench outscored Sacred Heart 17-13 in the game and you could argue was the biggest reason that Holy Cross came away with the win.

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Karl Charles

Freshman Karl Charles led Holy Cross with a career high 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting from the field.

Charles also grabbed seven rebounds and two assists in the game.

Charels has averaged 9.4 points per game so far this season for Holy Cross and has started all five.

 
 

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