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Thompson’s 3 With 9 Seconds Left Gives Holy Cross Win Over Loyola

Wednesday, March 02, 2016

 

Anthony Thompson hits game winning 3

The Holy Cross Crusaders men's basketball team defeated Loyola 72-67 in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament. This is the second straight year in which the Crusaders have won a League Tournament game. 

Anthony Thompson for the Win 

With the game tied at 67, Holy Cross junior guard Anthony Thompson hit a three-point field goal with 9.3 seconds to play to give the Crusaders a 70-67 lead. 

On the following possession, Loyola's Andre Walker missed both free throws, resulting in Matt Husek grabbing the rebound and getting fouled. Husek went to the line and knocked down both of his shots. 

Holy Cross led 65-57 with 4:21 to play in the game before Loyola went on a 10-2 run to get the game tied at 67 with 52 seconds to play. 

The game was tied at 43 at the half. 

The Leaders 

Holy Cross was led by Malachi Alexander with 24 points on 9 of 13 field goal attempts, while also grabbing  6 rebounds. 

Karl Charles posted a career high 23 points  and 6 steals, to go along with 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocked shots. 

Next up 

The Crusaders return to action on Thursday when they visit Bucknell in the Patriot League quarterfinal. Game time is set for 7 p.m. 

 

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