Scores

Final

Holy Cross 59

(6-7, 2-5 away)

Northeastern 44

(6-4, 2-0 CAA)

    3:00 PM ET, December 30, 2005

    Cabot Center/Solomon Court, Boston, Massachusetts

    1 2 T
    HC 28 3159
    NE 11 3344

    Top Performers

    Holy Cross: K. Hamilton 13 Pts, 8 Reb, 5 Ast, 1 Stl

    Northeastern: J. Cole 11 Pts, 8 Reb, 3 Ast

    Holy Cross 59, Northeastern 44

    BOSTON (AP) -- Keith Simmons scored 15 points as Holy Cross snapped a three-game losing streak on Friday with a 59-44 win over a Northeastern team missing its top player and head coach.

    Kevin Hamilton had 13 points while Alex Vander Baan had seven points and nine rebounds for Holy Cross (6-7).

    The Huskies struggled without leading scorer Jose Juan Barea, who missed the game with a knee injury, and coach Ron Everhart, who was suspended one game after getting ejected in the Huskies loss to Wright State on Tuesday.

    Janon Cole led Northeastern (6-4) with 11 points and eight rebounds.

    Northeastern trailed 15-2 out of the gate, missed 15 of its first 17 shots, and had its worse offensive output since an 80-44 loss to Connecticut during the 2001-02 season. The Huskies shot 17 percent in the first half and trailed 28-11 at halftime on the way to their third straight loss.

    Northeastern pulled within 40-31 on Chris Cyprian's 3-pointer with 11:31 left, but Lawrence Dixon scored five consecutive points for Holy Cross and Simmons hit a 3-pointer with 4:45 left as the Crusaders extended the lead to 53-34.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HC
    NE
    Points 59 44
    FG Made-Attempted 24-56 (.429) 15-49 (.306)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-15 (.400) 4-20 (.200)
    FT Made-Attempted 5-6 (.833) 10-18 (.556)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 10 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 19 0

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