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slides: Holy Cross Falls to American 58-45

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

 

Cullen Hamilton led Holy Cross with 18 points

The Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team (9-13, 4-7 PL) fell 58-45 to (6-15, 4-6 PL) American on Monday night in Washington, D.C. Holy Cross has lost three of their last four games. 

See the Five Takeaways Slideshow Below 

The Crusaders used an 11-0 run to take a 29-28 lead with 11:27 on the clock, however, it was American's long range shooting that doomed Holy Cross. 

The Eagles hit back to back three pointers to take the lead and would be up 34-32 with 9:45 to play in the game. 

From that point, the Eagles would then go on an 8-2 run to take a 42-34 lead and seal the win. 

The Crusaders would not get closer than 7 points the rest of the way. 

The Leaders 

Holy Cross was led by Cullen Hamilton who poured in 18 points while Robert Champion followed up with 9 points. 

Next up 

The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, February 6 when they host Bucknell at 1 p.m. at the Hart Center. 

See the Five Takeaways Slideshow Below 

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 58-45 Loss to American

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Robert Champion

Robert Champion was the second leading scorer in the game for the Crusaders, posting 9 points on 4 of 9 shooting from the field and grabbing 4 rebounds in 33 minutes of action. 

Champion started the game for the Crusaders. 

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Karl Charles

Karl Charles got in foul trouble in the game and only played 10 minutes because of it. 

As a result, Charles had two points on 1 of 5 shooting from the field to go along with three rebounds. 

Charles has failed to reach double figures in three of the Crusaders last four games, netting a total of 6 points combined in the last two games. 

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Free Throws

Holy Cross went 7 of 15, 47%, from the free throw line in the game with all 7 of their makes coming in the second half. 

The Crusaders only shot 1 free throw in the first half of play. 

Meanwhile, American went 15 of 18 from the free throw line, including 13 of 14 in the second half. 

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Points off Turnovers

Malachi Alexander accounted for 5 of Holy Cross' 12 turnovers in the game. 

The 12 turnovers led to 14 American points. 

Meanwhile, the Crusaders forced 10 turnovers out of American but were only able to cash in for 9 points. 

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Cullen Hamilton

Cullen Hamilton led Holy Cross with 18 points on 6 of 11 shooting from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. 

Hamilton was the only Crusader to reach double figures in the game and has now reached double figures in two straight games for Holy Cross. 

On the season, Hamilton averages 9.6 points per game. 

 
 

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