Jan. 5, 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Sophomore forward Adam May (Mentor, Ohio) scored 12 points, including nine points in overtime, to lead the Holy Cross men's basketball team to a 67-63 victory over San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium. The Crusaders improve to 9-3 on the year with the win, while the Dons fall to 4-11 overall with the loss.
After the score was tied at 4-4 four minutes into the game, Holy Cross went on a 7-0 run to take an 11-4 lead. A few minutes later, the Crusaders used an 8-1 spurt to build their lead up to double figures, 22-10 with 7:30 left before the break. Holy Cross would eventually increase its lead to 17 points (31-14), before taking a 33-18 advantage into the locker room.
San Francisco chipped away at the Holy Cross lead throughout the early parts of the second half, but the Crusaders were still up by six (55-49) with less then two minutes to play. But Manny Quezada hit a pair of three-pointers down the stretch to tie the score at 55-55 and force overtime.
In overtime, the Dons scored the first six points to take a 61-55 lead. But Holy Cross would not going away, scoring eight straight points to claim a 63-61 lead. May scored five of those points, hitting a pair of free throws and a three-pointer to put the Crusaders in front. After San Francisco tied up the score at 63-63, May hit a jump shot to put Holy Cross in the lead for good. May then stole the ball and converted a fast break layup for the final points of the day.
Senior center Tim Clifford (Walpole, Mass.) recorded 17 points and five rebounds for the Crusaders, while junior guard Pat Doherty (Scranton, Pa.) added 16 points and four boards. San Francisco was led by Dior Lowhorn with 24 points and nine rebounds.
Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, January 8, when it travels to Maryland for an 8:00 p.m. game. The contest will be shown live on Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, and will also be televised tape delay on the New England Sports Network at 10:30 p.m.