WORCESTER, Mass. -- Mike Cavataio scored 19 points as Holy Cross defeated Marist 68-56 for the Crusaders first win of season on Monday night.
Cavataio added eight rebounds and Andrew Keister contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Crusaders (1-6).Holy Cross took an early 14-1 lead on a layup from R.J. Evans with 15:10 remaining in the first half. The Crusaders closed the first half with an 8-0 run, and led 36-18 at halftime.Marist shot only 35 percent in the first half (7-for-20). The Red Foxes went on to trail by double digits for most of the game, and pulled no closer than eight points. Candon Rusin's 3-pointer with 1:57 left pulled the Red Foxes within 64-56.The Red Foxes (0-4) were led by Daye Kaba and Rusin with 12 points apiece.Holy Cross shot 57.9 from the field (22-for-38), including 61.5 percent in the first half (16-for-26).