Scores

Final

Holy Cross 49

(8-6, 4-5 away)

Delaware 47

(2-10, 0-1 CAA)

    4:00 PM ET, December 30, 2006

    Tom Gola Arena, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    HC 24 2549
    DEL 27 2047

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: K. Simmons 17 Pts, 2 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

    Delaware: H. Courtney 24 Pts, 11 Reb, 2 Stl, 1 Blk

    Holy Cross 49, Delaware 47

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Keith Simmons scored 14 of his 17 points in the second half and Holy Cross held on to beat Delaware 49-47 at the La Salle Invitational on Saturday.

    The Crusaders (8-6) failed to make a field goal in the final 5:14, but used 5-for-8 shooting from the line to close out Delaware.

    The Blue Hens also struggled with their shot in the second half, going 4-for-20 from the field. Delaware went the last 9:16 without a field goal, but stayed in contention by shooting 11-for-15 from the line.

    Herb Courtney led Delaware (2-10) with 24 points and 11 rebounds. He shot 8-for-12 from the field and had 18 points in the first half. Brian Johnson added 11 points.

    Alex Vander Baan hit a free throw with 8.9 seconds left to give Holy Cross a 49-47 lead. On Delaware's last possession, Johnson missed a runner in the lane as time expired.

    Courtney scored the final 12 points of the first half for Delaware, helping the Blue Hens to a 27-24 lead at the break.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    DEL
    Points 49 47
    FG Made-Attempted 17-37 (.459) 15-43 (.349)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-11 (.364) 5-17 (.294)
    FT Made-Attempted 11-17 (.647) 12-18 (.667)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 20 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 3

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