Holy Cross Falls 79-74 to Colgate in Patriot League Opener

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Joe Calabro, GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

The Holy Cross Crusaders dropped their first Patriot League game of the season, falling to Colgate 79-74 at the Hart Center on Friday night.

In the win, Colgate shot 51% from the field and 48 percent from three.

The Crusaders shot 49% from the field, but only 38% from three.

The Crusaders fall to 3-9 on the season and 0-1 in the Patriot League.

Holy Cross Can’t Hold on

With the game tied at 48 with 13:24 to play, the Crusaders went on a 5-1 run to take a 53-49 lead, their largest of the game.

However, Colgate would respond with a 7-0 run to take a 56-53 lead.

They would push their lead to 10, 73-63, with 2:21 to play in the game.

The Crusaders would get as close as three points, 77-74, with 21 seconds to play following back-to-back threes by Jehyve Floyd.

Floyd tied his career-high with 15 points in the game

However, Colgate would hang on for the win.

Next up

Holy Cross returns to action on Tuesday, January 2 when they visit Lafayette.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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