Scores

Final

Holy Cross 52

(9-5, 0-1 Patriot)

Lafayette 60

(10-6, 1-0 Patriot)

    1:00 PM ET, January 12, 2008

    Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    HC 24 2852
    LAF 33 2760

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: T. Clifford 11 Pts, 5 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Blk

    Lafayette: B. Abdullah 14 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    Lafayette 60, Holy Cross 52

    Associated Press

    EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Bilal Abdullah scored 14 points and Matt Betley and Andrew Brown each added 13 to lead Lafayette to a 60-52 win over Holy Cross in the Patriot League opener for both teams Saturday.

    Lafayette (10-6) won its league opener for the first time since the 2004-05 season and posted its first conference opening victory over Holy Cross since the league was founded in 1990-91.

    Andrew Beinert scored 15 points, Colin Cunningham 12 and Tim Clifford 11 for Holy Cross (9-5), which shot 16-for-47 (34 percent) from the field in the game.

    Adam May hit two free throws and pulled Holy Cross within 53-52 late in the second half. Betley countered with a 3-pointer to break the game open.

    Lafayette shot 4-for-4 from the line in the last 20 seconds to seal the win.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    LAF
    Points 52 60
    FG Made-Attempted 16-47 (.340) 17-42 (.405)
    3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 10-21 (.476)
    FT Made-Attempted 16-20 (.800) 16-23 (.696)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 21 (0/0) 22 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 11

    2007-08 Season

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