Scores

Final

American U 53

(16-14, 7-7 Patriot)

Holy Cross 55

(24-8, 13-1 Patriot)

    2:00 PM ET, March 4, 2007

    Hart Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    AMER 26 2753
    HC 21 3455

    Top Performers

    American: A. Ingram 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 1 Ast

    Holy Cross: T. Thomas 16 Pts, 9 Reb, 6 Ast, 4 Stl

    Holy Cross 55, American U. 53

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Keith Simmons scored a twisting layup in the lane with 4.8 remaining to lift Holy Cross to a 55-53 win over American University in the Patriot League tournament semifinals Sunday.

    Tim Clifford had 19 points and eight rebounds, while Torey Thomas added 16 points and nine rebounds for Holy Cross (24-8).

    Andre Ingram scored 20 points and four rebounds for American (16-14), which has lost seven straight versus the Crusaders

    Simmons, the Patriot League's MVP and its leading scorer, finished the game with 11 points, three assists and two rebounds. He teamed with Thomas and Clifford to rally the Crusaders when they trailed 31-23 early in the second half.

    The top-seeded Holy Cross will host the league championship game Friday afternoon against the Bucknell.

    There were three ties and two lead changes in the first half.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    AMER
    HC
    Points 53 55
    FG Made-Attempted 20-53 (.377) 20-48 (.417)
    3P Made-Attempted 7-19 (.368) 3-15 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-9 (.667) 12-15 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 16 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 3

    2006-07 Season

    DATEGAMELINKS
    Jan 20, 2007 HC 69, @AMER 64Recap
    Jan 31, 2007 @HC 58, AMER 47Recap
    » Mar 4, 2007 @HC 55, AMER 53Recap