Scores

Final

Holy Cross 74

(3-13, 0-1 Patriot)

Lafayette 84

(10-6, 1-0 Patriot)

    1:00 PM ET, January 9, 2010

    Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    HC 28 4674
    LAF 33 5184

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: M. Cavataio 15 Pts, 8 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Blk

    Lafayette: R. Willen 20 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 3 Blk

    Lafayette 84, Holy Cross 74

    Associated Press

    EASTON, Pa. -- Ryan Willen scored 20 points to lead four Lafayette players in double figures, propelling the Leopards to an 84-74 win over Holy Cross on Saturday in the Patriot League opener for both teams.

    Jared Mintz added 16 points, Jeff Kari 14 and Jim Mower 13 for the Leopards (10-6), who have won three straight games and six of their last seven.

    Willen and Kari nailed three 3-pointers apiece for the Leopards, who finished 8 of 15 from long range (53.3 percent). Holy Cross was just 5 of 17 from beyond the arc (29.4 percent).

    Lafayette led by five points at halftime, but Holy Cross took a 43-40 lead less than 5 minutes into the second on R.J. Evans' layup. Kari hit a 3-pointer to pull Lafayette even, though, sparking a 17-3 run that sealed it.

    Evans scored 19 points to lead the Crusaders (3-13), who have dropped seven of their last eight.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    LAF
    Points 74 84
    FG Made-Attempted 30-69 (.435) 28-61 (.459)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-17 (.294) 8-15 (.533)
    FT Made-Attempted 9-16 (.563) 20-23 (.870)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 23 (0/0) 14 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 0 10

    2009-10 Season

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