Karl Charles
Charles Wainwright Photography
Charles Wainwright Photography
Karl Charles

Menís Basketball Holds Off Colgate 67-61

Holy Cross Athletics   01-05-2017

THE BASICS:

  • Score:  Holy Cross 67, Colgate 61
  • Records: Holy Cross 8-8, 2-1 PL; Colgate 3-13, 1-2 PL
  • Location: Cotterell Court, Hamilton, N.Y.
  • Date: January 5, 2017
  • The Lead: Senior forward Malachi Alexander totaled 18 points and eight rebounds to lead the Holy Cross men’s basketball team to a 67-61 victory over Colgate at Cotterell Court.

 

MAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES:

  • After the game, Alexander was selected as the United States Marines Man of the Match.
  • He hit seven of 12 field goal attempts on the evening, including three of five shots from three-point range.

Malachi Alexander 

 

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:

  • Holy Cross made 50.0 percent of its field goal attempts and 45.8 percent of its three-pointers, but only connected on 47.6 percent of its foul shots.
  • The Crusaders also forced the Raiders to commit 16 turnovers, while giving the ball away only 10 times.
  • Colgate hit 52.4 percent from the floor, 47.4 percent from beyond the arc and 88.9 percent from the charity stripe.
  • Sophomore forward Karl Charles finished the night with 13 points, six assists, three rebounds and two steals.
  • Senior guard Anthony Thompson added 12 points, four assists and two rebounds, while senior guard Robert Champion posted 12 points and five rebounds.
  • Will Rayman led the Raiders with 16 points and five rebounds.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED:

  • The Crusaders started the game on fire, jumping out to a 17-0 lead with 13:43 left in the first half.
  • Holy Cross extended its advantage to 19 points (26-7) with 8:56 to go before the break, when Colgate began to claw its way back into the game.
  • The Raiders used runs of 8-0 and 9-0 to cut the margin down to three points (33-30), before the Crusaders eventually took a 35-30 lead into the locker room at halftime.
  • Holy Cross was up by six points (43-37) with 14 minutes remaining, when it went on a 14-6 run to make the score 57-43 at the 8:57-mark.
  • The Crusaders were still up by 13 (60-47), when Colgate scored eight straight points to close to within five (60-55) with four minutes left to play.
  • The Raiders would get as close as four points (63-59), when Alexander hit a jumper with 1:16 on the clock to put Holy Cross back up by six.
  • The Crusaders then held on for the victory, despite making just two of four free throw attempts in the final minute.

 

UP NEXT:

  • Holy Cross returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 8, when it plays host to Bucknell at 1:05 p.m.

 

BE PART OF THE ACTION:

  • Single-game tickets to see the Crusaders are on sale now. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the best collegiate basketball in Central Massachusetts! Tickets for Holy Cross basketball can be purchased online at GoHolyCross.com/tickets or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.

 

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