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Holy Cross Falls 78-63 to Loyola

Thursday, February 25, 2016

 

Karl Charles leads Holy Cross with 15 points

The Holy Cross Crusaders (10-18, 5-12 PL) fell 78-63 to (9-19, 8-9) Loyola on Wednesday night in Baltimore, Maryland. Holy Cross has now lost four straight games and six of their last seven. 

See the Five Takeaways Slideshow Below 

Holy Cross' Robert Champion converted a layup  with 8:43 to play in the first half tying the score at 17 apiece. 

From that point, Loyola went on a 8-0 run to go up 25-17 with 3:23 left to play in the half and would extend to a 33-23 half time lead after James Fives hit a three with the clock winding down. 

In the second, Loyola opened things up by starting the half on a 15-5 run to take a 48-28 lead with 14:42 left in the game. 

The Crusaders would get as close as ten, 66-56, with 4:58 to play but the Greyhounds would proceed to score the next 6 points to take a 72-56 lead with 3:22 to and seal the win. 

Leading the Way 

Holy Cross was led by Karl Charles who needed 15 points on 3 of 9 shooting from the field  and 9 of 9 from the free throw line. Charles also grabbed 5 rebounds and dished out 3 assists. 

Cullen Hamilton followed up with 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting. 

Next up 

Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, February 27 when they visit Boston University in the final game of the regular season. Tip off is set for noon time. 

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 78-63 Loss to Loyola

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1 Game Left

The first regular season under new head coach Bill Carmody has one game remaining in it and that will be on Saturday against (17-13, 10-7 PL) Boston University. 

Holy Cross has a chance to end what has been a rough stretch of conference games and go into the Patriot League tournament feeling good. 

The Crusaders blew out BU 80-64 in the first conference game of the season. 

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Cullen Hamilton

Cullen Hamilton was second on the team in scoring as he poured in 13 points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. 

Hamilton has reached double figures in 2 of the last 3 games and is averaging just over 9 points per game on the season. 

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Second Chance Points

The Crusaders only managed 3 offensive rebounds in the game, losing the battle 9-3. 

Off of their 9 offensive boards, Loyola scored 13 second chance points compared to 5 for Holy Cross. 

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1st Half Struggles

Teh Crusaders fell behind in the first half and trailed 33-23 at half time. 

Loyola was able to build up their lead as Holy Cross shot 32% from the field, including 9% from three, in the half.

Holy Cross was much better in the second half as they shot 52% from the field, including 50% from three, however it was too late. 

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Karl Charles

For the second straight game, Karl Charles led Holy Cross in scoring. Charles poured in 15 points on 3 of 9 shooting from the field and 9 of 9 from the free throw line. 

Charles has now reached double figures in 2 straight games and 4 of the last 6. 

Against Loyola, Charles also grabbed 5 rebounds and had 3 assists. 

 
 

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