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Charles’ 23 Points Leads Holy Cross Past Sacred Heart 69-64

Saturday, November 11, 2017

 

Karl Charles pours in 23 points

Junior Karl Charles poured in 23 points to lead the Holy Cross men’s basketball team to a 69-64 win over Sacred Heart on Friday night in Fairfield.

“It’s great to get the first win you know, and it is on the road which is great. We are pretty much a whole different team then we have had over the last couple of years so it was good to see us get a win,” said head coach Bill Carmody after the game.

Holy Cross Holds Off Sacred Heart

After leading by as 11 points, 36-25, at the half, Holy Cross saw their lead cut to one, 38-39, with 16 minutes to play in the game after Sacred Heart opened the half on a 13-3 run.

Holy Cross would answer back by scoring the next seven points and went on to lead by as many as 12, 58-46, midway through the half.

The Crusaders were still up by 10, 67-57, with 2:11 left to play, before Sacred Heart scored seven straight points to make the score 67-64.
    
The Pioneers had a chance to tie the game with less than 15 seconds left, but a three-point attempt by Hoehn missed.

Junior Patrick Benzan then hit both ends of a one-and-one with 4.8 seconds left to secure the win.

Next up

Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, November 16 when they host Harvard.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

 

Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History

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10.

March 1, 1975

Holy Cross vs Army - The final game at the Worcester Auditorium

Holy Cross beat Army 89-73 in the final game at the Worcester Auditorium. 

The Crusaders were coached by George Blaney and went 229-64 in the building all-time. 

PHOTO: Tunnelbug/flickr

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9.

Feb, 14, 2001 

Holy Cross vs Navy 

Holy Cross clinches the programs first ever Patriot League Regular season title beating Navy 77-67 on the road. 

Josh Sankes led Holy Cross that season. 

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8.

March 9, 2001

Holy Cross vs. Navy - Patriot League Championship

Holy Cross beats Navy 68-64 in overtime to win the Patriot League Championship. 

Ralph Willard was the head coach.

PHOTO: College Hoop Hits

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7.

March 9, 2007

Bucknell vs Holy Cross - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders hosted the Patriot League Championship game at the Hart Center and defeated Bucknell 74-66.

Keith Simmons led Holy Cross in the game.

PHOTO: Wikipedia 

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6.

March 10, 1993 

Holy Cross vs Bucknell - Patriot League Championship 

The Crusaders won their first Patriot league title beating Bucknell 98-73.

Rob Feaster was named tournament MVP after pouring in 66 points and recording 9 steals in three games. 

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5.

March 5, 1977 

Holy Cross vs. #8 Providence in ECAC Championship 

Holy Cross defeated Providence 68-67 on a buzzer beater by Chris Potter to win ECAC Championship and advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in 21 years. 

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4.

Feb 17, 1990

Holy Cross vs. Army MAAC North Championship game

Holy Cross rolled Army 86-68 and clinched the MAAC North title.

The title was the program's first conference championship. 

Dwight Pernell led Holy Cross with 22 points in the game. 

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3.

March 13,1977

 Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament

The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons. 

After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81. 

Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game. 

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2.

March 13,1954  

Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game

Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne. 

The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.

Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.

PHOTO: Goholycross.com

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March 20, 1948

Holy Cross vs Kentucky in National Semifinal 

Led by Bob Cousy, the Crusaders had won 20 straight games coming into the national semifinal against Kentucky. 

Holy Cross lost to kentucky 60-52 

 
 

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