Scores

Final

Army 53

(8-8, 1-1 Patriot)

Holy Cross 39

(9-6, 0-2 Patriot)

    7:00 PM ET, January 16, 2008

    Hart Recreation Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    ARMY 22 3153
    HC 19 2039

    Top Performers

    Army: C. Richard 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    Holy Cross: T. Clifford 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 1 Blk

    Army 53, Holy Cross 39

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Cleveland Richard scored 15 points and Doug Williams and Jarell Brown keyed a decisive 15-3 second half run as Army defeated Holy Cross 53-39 on Wednesday night.

    Williams and Brown each scored 12 for Army (8-8, 1-1 Patriot League).

    It was the third straight defeat and second straight conference loss for Holy Cross (9-6, 0-2), the defending Patriot League champion. The Army victory also snapped the Crusaders' 23-game winning streak at home.

    Paced by Richard, Army took a 17-9 lead in the first half, and was ahead 22-19 at the half despite a 7-0 Holy Cross run keyed by Kyle Cruze's 3-pointer.

    Holy Cross tied it at 28-28 after Andrew Beinert (12 points) got a three and Tim Clifford (13 points-8 rebounds) scored inside.

    Brown scored two 3-pointers and two free throws in the late second half run to give Army an insurmountable 46-33 lead with 5:46 remaining.

    Holy Cross committed 22 turnovers with starting point guard, Pat Doherty, who injured his Achilles tendon against San Francisco on Jan. 5, out for all but one minute of the game. Holy Cross has been 0-3 since his injury.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    ARMY
    HC
    Points 53 39
    FG Made-Attempted 19-45 (.422) 13-39 (.333)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-19 (.263) 4-15 (.267)
    FT Made-Attempted 10-19 (.526) 9-15 (.600)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 14 0

    2007-08 Season

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