Scores

Final

Holy Cross 63

(9-22, 5-9 Patriot)

Lafayette 66

(19-12, 8-6 Patriot)

    1:00 PM ET, March 7, 2010

    Kirby Sports Center, Easton, Pennsylvania

    1 2 T
    HC 30 3363
    LAF 39 2766

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: R. Evans 21 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Lafayette: R. Willen 15 Pts, 3 Reb, 3 Ast, 2 Stl

    Mintz's late surge helps Lafayette end Holy Cross' surprising run

    Associated Press

    EASTON, Pa. -- Jared Mintz scored six points in the final 35 seconds to lift Lafayette past Holy Cross 66-63 on Sunday in a Patriot League Conference tournament semifinal.

    The Leopards (19-12) were up 39-30 at halftime, led by 12 of Jim Mower's 17 points -- all on 3s -- but the lead changed hands eight times in the second half.

    Mike Cavataio's tip-in put the Crusaders (10-21) up 63-62 with 56 seconds to play.

    Mintz then hit a jumper on Lafayette's next possession, and after Holy Cross missed a field goal, Mintz made two free throws with 6 seconds left for the final margin.

    The Leopards, who improved to 6-0 in conference tournament games at home, will play the winner of the Lehigh-American game on Friday.

    Mower went 5-for-10 from 3-point range and Jeff Kari added 10 for third-seeded Lafayette.

    RJ Evans led the seventh-seeded Crusaders with 21 points.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    LAF
    Points 63 66
    FG Made-Attempted 27-58 (.466) 21-50 (.420)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-14 (.214) 9-24 (.375)
    FT Made-Attempted 6-11 (.545) 15-17 (.882)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 15 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 4 13

    2009-10 Season

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