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slides: Holy Cross Rolls BU in Patriot League Opener

Thursday, December 31, 2015

 

Malachi Alexander leads Holy Cross with 17 points

The Holy Cross Crusaders (6-6,1-0 PL) defeated the (7-7, 0-1 PL) Boston University Terriers 80-64 on Wednesday night at the Hart Center. The win earns the Crusaders just their second point in the first annual battle for the Turnpike Trophy with BU. 

See The Five Takeaways Slideshow Below 

Holy Cross led 54-51 with 11:43 to play in the game before going on a 10-0 run to go up 64-51. Malachi Alexander scored 5 of the 10 points during the run. Boston University would get no closer than 11 points the rest of the way. 

The Terriers led at the half 40-35 but Holy Cross opened the second half on a 10-0 run over the first 3 minutes of the second half to take the lead. 

The Leaders 

Holy Cross was led by Malachi Alexander who netted 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field. 

Meanwhile, freshman Karl Charles followed up with 15 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assist in the game. 

Next Up 

Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, January 2 when they travel to Navy. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.

 

Related Slideshow: 5 Takeaways From Holy Cross’ 84-60 Win Over Boston U.

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Matt Husek

Matt Husek nearly had himself a double-double, netting 9 points and grabbing 7 rebounds, 6 of which came on the defensive end. 

Husek's 9 points came on 4 of 9 shooting from the field. 

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Robert Champion

Robert Champion came off the bench and gave the Crusaders a big spark, netting 11 points on 3 of 9 shooting from the field and 4 of 4 from the free throw line. 

Champion also had 5 assists and 3 steals in 26 minutes of action. 

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Karl Charles

Karl Charles had a solid all around game for Holy Cross, pouring in 15 points, pulling down 6 rebounds and dishing out 5 assists while blocking two shots and recording a steal. 

Charles' 15 points came on 5 of 10 shooting from the field and 4 of 5 from the free throw line. 

Charles has now reached double figures scoring in four straight games for the Crusaders. 

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Malachi Alexander

Holy Cross was led by Melachi Alexander who poured in 17 points on 7 of 8 shooting from the field .

Alexander has now reached double-figures in four of Holy Cross' last five games. 

Alexander also grabbed three rebounds and dished out two assists in 32 minutes of action. 

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Point in the Paint

Holy Cross dominated the points in the paint battle, outscoring Boston University 42-18 in the game. 

Going inside helped the Crusaders shoot 54% from the field. 

Meanwhile, Boston University shot 38% from the field. 

 
 

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