Scores

Final

Holy Cross 50

(14-13, 9-3 Patriot)

American U 56

(19-7, 11-1 Patriot)

    2:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009

    Bender Arena Sports Center, Washington, District of Columbia

    1 2 T
    HC 18 3250
    AMER 19 3756

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: A. Beinert 18 Pts, 1 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl

    American University: G. Carr 28 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Ast, 3 Stl

    American U. 56, Holy Cross 50

    Associated Press

    WASHINGTON -- Garrison Carr scored 28 points, hitting five free throws in the final 35 seconds to help American University hold off Holy Cross 56-50 on Saturday.

    With the win, American maintains its first place spot in the Patriot League.

    The Eagles (19-7, 11-1) led the entire second half, building on a one-point halftime lead.

    The Crusaders (14-13, 9-3) pulled the score to 49-46 on Adam May's 3-pointer with 2:33 left, but Derrick Mercer's layup pushed the lead to five for the Eagles with 1:12 to play. Carr hit his foul shots from there to seal the win.

    Mercer finished with 11 points for the Eagles. Carr went 6-for-9 from beyond the arc.

    Andrew Beinert led the Crusaders with 18 points and Andrew Keister scored 13 points and had 12 rebounds.

    Beinert went 4-for-6 from beyond the 3-point line.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    AMER
    Points 50 56
    FG Made-Attempted 19-48 (.396) 19-47 (.404)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-17 (.353) 8-14 (.571)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-10 (.600) 10-17 (.588)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 20 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 6

    2008-09 Season

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    Jan 24, 2009 @HC 71, AMER 62Recap
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