Scores

Final

Navy 50

(10-18, 3-11 Patriot)

Holy Cross 78

(19-11, 11-3 Patriot)

    8:00 PM ET, March 3, 2006

    Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    NAVY 28 2250
    HC 43 3578

    Top Performers

    Navy: K. Kina 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Holy Cross: K. Hamilton 19 Pts, 10 Reb, 4 Ast, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

    Holy Cross 78, Navy 50

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Kevin Hamilton and Keith Simmons each scored 19 points as Holy Cross defeated Navy 78-50 Friday in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament.

    Kaleo Kina had 15 points for Navy (10-18).

    No. 2 seed Holy Cross (19-11) plays the third seed, Lehigh (19-11) in the semifinals at Holy Cross on Sunday. Lehigh defeated Colgate, 48-44 on Friday night.

    The Crusaders took a 43-28 lead at halftime. Then at the start of the second half, Adam Teague had 3-pointer and Kina scored 6 points to spark a 10-5 run over a 4:23 span to draw within 48-38.

    But Hamilton scored eight points in an 18-8 run to put the game away. Alex Vader Baan added six, including a 3-pointer to give Holy Cross an insurmountable 66-46 advantage with 7:00 left.

    In the first half, Navy's Greg Sprink scored inside, Matt Fanin added a free throw and Corey Baldwin also converted inside, to tie it 17-17 with 10:19 left. But with Kina on the bench with two personal fouls, Holy Cross pressured Navy into four key turnovers and several missed shots.

    Tim Clifford and Colin Cunningham each scored 5 points, including 3-pointers, as Holy Cross took a 33-17 lead with 4:19 remaining. Navy's Corey Johnson snapped the string with a 3-pointer, but Simmons immediately responded with a three, to give the Crusaders the lead at intermission.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    NAVY
    HC
    Points 50 78
    FG Made-Attempted 18-46 (.391) 29-60 (.483)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-22 (.273) 8-23 (.348)
    FT Made-Attempted 8-19 (.421) 12-19 (.632)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 28

    2005-06 Season

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    Feb 1, 2006 HC 81, @NAVY 67Recap
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