Crusaders Down Dartmouth 73-52

Jan. 5, 2005

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Kevin Hamilton scored 16 points, leading Holy Cross to a 73-52 win over Dartmouth on Wednesday night.

Torey Thomas added 15 points and Nate Lufkin added 12 for Holy Cross (8-4).

Dartmouth (3-9), trailing 34-24 at halftime, made a 19-9 run early in the second half, cutting a 13-point lead to 43-40 with 13:53 left.

But Nate Lufkin and Kevin Hyland sparked a Holy Cross rally in response as the Crusaders built a 57-44 lead with 8:30 remaining.

Mike Lang led Dartmouth with 13 points.

Holy Cross went on an early 12-2 run with Keith Simmons' three-pointer giving the Crusaders a 16-5 lead with 12:59 left in the half.

A jumper by Paul Bode narrowed the lead to 18-15 with 6:33 to go in the half, but Holy Cross tightened its defense and Hamilton and Simmons converted consecutive 3-pointers for a 31-18 lead.

David Gardner added 10 points for the Big Green.