Holy Cross Falls to Lehigh 71-67 Despite 16 Points From Charles
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
The loss drops Holy Cross to 7-15 on the year and 4-7 in the Patriot League.
Lehigh improves to 9-13 overall and 4-7 in the Patriot League.
Holy Cross Falls Short
Holy Cross trailed 35-33 lead at halftime, before Lehigh opened the second half on a 16-2 run to take a commanding 51-35.
The Mountain Hawks led by as many as 19 points, 61-42, with nine minutes to go before the Crusaders went on a 13-2 run to climb back into the game.
Lehigh was still up by 12, 67-55, with four minutes left, when Holy Cross scored 10 straight points to cut Lehigh’s lead to 67-65.
Holy Cross had the ball down by two with less than 30 seconds to play, but a three by freshman guard Caleb Green was off the mark and the Mountain Hawks went on to knock down all four of their free throws in the final 10 seconds to seal the win.
Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, February 3 when they travel to Loyola.
Game time is set for 4 p.m.
Related Slideshow: 10 Biggest Games in Holy Cross Basketball History
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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