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slides: Holy Cross Falls to Colgate 76-61

Monday, January 25, 2016

 

Anthony Thompson

The Holy Cross Crusaders ( 8-11, 3-5 PL) fell 76-61 to the ( 10-9, 6-2 PL) Colgate Raiders on Sunday afternoon in New York. Holy Cross has now lost four of their last five games. 

See The Five Takeaways Slideshow Below 

Holy Cross took a two point lead, 29-27, late in the first half before the Raiders ripped off six straight points to take a 33-29 lead into the half. 

Colgate remained hot at the start of the second half, hitting their first five shots and increasing their lead to seven points, 46-39.

Colgate would later be up 61-54 with 7:54 to play in the game and go on to score the next seven points, increasing their lead to double figures. 

Holy Cross would only manage five points in the final five minutes of the game as Colgate cruised to a 15 point win. 

The Leaders 

Holy Cross was led by Anthony Thompson who netted 14 points while Robert Champion added 12 points. Thompson and Champion were the only two Holy Cross players in double figures. 

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, January 27 when they host Loyola at the Hart Center. Tip off is set for 7 p.m. 

See The Five Takeaways Slideshow Below

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 76-61 Loss to Colgate

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Crucial Stretch

Holy Cross has now lost four of their last five games but are entering a crucial stretch in their season. 

For the Crusaders, four of their next five games are at home, where they have a 6-3 record. 

A good record over the next five games could get the Crusaders right back in the middle of things in the Patriot League. 

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Robert Champion

Robert Champion was one of two players in double figures for Holy Cross, the other being Anthony Thompson. 

Champion netted 12 points for Holy Cross on 4 of 6 shooting from the field, including 2 of 4 from three-point land. 

Champion also had 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 1 steal in the game. 

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Good shooting

One aspect of the game that coach Carmody has to be happy with is that the Crusaders shot the ball well from the field and from three on the road.

Holy Cross shot 43 % from the field in the game and 48 %, 10 of 22, from three. 

Holy Cross has averaged 33% from three-point range on the season to this point. 

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Anthony Thompson

Anthony Thompson led Holy Cross with 14 points on 4 of 8 shooting from the field, including 4 of 7 from three-point land. 

Thompson also had 3 assists, 2 rebounds and 2 steals in the game. 

Thompson has averaged 7.3 points per game so far this season for the Crusaders. 

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Points Off Turnovers

Colgate forced Holy Cross into 15 turnovers and cashed in for 19 points on the other end. 

Robert Champion had four turnovers for the Crusaders while Anthony Thompson recorded two steals. 

Meanwhile, Holy Cross forced Colgate into 11 turnovers but were only able to manage 6 points on the other side of floor. 

 
 

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