Scores

Final

Lafayette 57

(14-9, 5-3 Patriot)

Holy Cross 77

(12-10, 3-6 Patriot)

    3:30 PM ET, February 9, 2008

    Hart Center, Worcester, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    LAF 29 2857
    HC 25 5277

    Top Performers

    Lafayette: B. Abdullah 13 Pts, 1 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Holy Cross: T. Clifford 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Holy Cross 77, Lafayette 57

    Associated Press

    WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Tim Clifford scored 13 points as Holy Cross went on a 21-6 run in the second half for a 77-57 win over Lafayette on Saturday.

    Kyle Cruze added 11 points and the Crusaders (12-10, 3-6 Patriot League) got an unexpected boost off the bench from reserve center Greg McCarthy, who went 5-for-5 from the field and scored eight of his 10 points in the decisive run.

    Bilal Abdullah scored 13 points to lead Lafayette (14-9, 5-3).

    Lafayette led 29-25 at halftime then extended the lead to 34-25 with 18:33 left on Michael Gruner's 3-pointer.

    Then McCarthy and Pat Doherty took over. Doherty hit three free throws to tie the game at 40-40, before McCarthy hit three consecutive field goals as the Crusaders took a 46-40 lead.

    Abdullah kept Lafayette close, but Cruze hit a 3 and McCarthy added another field goal as the Crusaders built the lead to 57-46. Doherty also had four assists and a steal in the rally.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    LAF
    HC
    Points 57 77
    FG Made-Attempted 16-45 (.356) 27-57 (.474)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-21 (.286) 4-18 (.222)
    FT Made-Attempted 19-33 (.576) 19-25 (.760)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 25 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 6 20

    2007-08 Season

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