Crusaders Suffer 72-49 Loss At Harvard

Dave Dudzinski

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Junior guard R.J. Evans (Salem, Conn.) scored a team-high 13 points, but the Holy Cross men's basketball team was defeated by Harvard 72-49 at Lavietes Pavilion. The Crusaders fall to 0-2 on the season, while the Crimson improve to 1-1.

Harvard started the game hot, jumping out to a 16-2 lead after the first seven minutes of play. The Crimson increased its lead to 17 points (23-6) with 11 minutes remaining in the first half, before Holy Cross stepped up its play on the defensive end and held Harvard scoreless for almost five minutes. Unfortunately, the Crusaders were able to score only three points of their own during that time, and the Crimson would go on to take a 32-14 advantage into the locker room.

Coming out to start the second half, Harvard was on fire once again, scoring 10 straight points to increase its lead to 28 (42-14). The Crimson would eventually lead by as many as 33, before finally claiming a 23-point victory.

Freshman forward Dave Dudzinski (Elburn, Ill.) totaled eight points, five rebounds and two steals, while junior guard Devin Brown (Baltimore, Md.) added eight points. Harvard was led by Keith Wright with 18 points and six rebounds, and Christian Webster added 12 points and five boards.

Holy Cross returns to action this Saturday, Nov. 20, when it travels to New Hampshire for a 7:00 p.m. game.