Kyle Cruze Named Crusader Of The Week

Jan. 1, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior guard Kyle Cruze (Knoxville, Tenn.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from December 25-31. Last week, Cruze helped lead the Holy Cross men's basketball team to a 2-1 record and a share of the title at the La Salle Invitational.

In Thursday's 68-48 victory over La Salle, Cruze led the team with a career-high 15 points, while hitting five of eight field goal attempts and three of five shots from three-point range. He also recorded four rebounds and two steals against the Explorers.

The next night against Niagara, in a close 67-61 loss, Cruze posted career highs of six rebounds and six assists, to go along with three points and two steals. He concluded the weekend with three rebounds and three steals in the 49-47 victory over Delaware on Saturday, while hitting a pair of free throws with 1:31 left to help secure the win.

In 13 games played this season, Cruze has now totaled 29 points, 20 rebounds, 14 steals and 10 assists.

The Crusaders (8-6 overall) return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 3, when they travel to Boston University for a 7:00 p.m. game.