Charles’ 23 Points Leads Holy Cross Past Sacred Heart 69-64
Saturday, November 11, 2017
“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.
Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, November 16 when they host Harvard.
Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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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.
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.
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