Holy Cross Falls to Navy 50-48 in Final Second

Monday, January 07, 2019
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Bill Carmody
The Holy Cross Crusaders fell in the final second 50-48 to Navy on Sunday afternoon in Annapolis, Maryland.

The loss drops the Crusaders to 10-5 on the season and 1-1 in the Patriot League.

Navy improves to 5-8 overall and 2-0 in the conference.

Holy Cross Loses in Final Second

With the game tied at 48, Navy’s Hasan Abdullah knocked down a short jumper with 0.6 seconds left to give Navy the lead.

Prior to that, Holy Cross led 46-41 with under five minutes to play after back-to-back baskets from Jehyve Floyd.

However, Navy would respond with a 7-0 run to take a 48-46 lead on a jump shot by George Kiernan with 41 seconds to play.

On the Crusaders next possession, Floyd was fouled going to the basket and made both free throws with 25.7 seconds to go, tying the score at 48.

Navy then had the ball last, and after Cam Davis missed a three-pointer, Abdullah grabbed the rebound and hit the winning shot.

The Crusaders were led in the game by Jacob Grandson who had 11 points and nine rebounds, while Floyd added 10 points, all in the second half.

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, January 9 when they host Lehigh.

Game time is set for 7 p.m.

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    Holy Cross beat Army 89-73 in the final game at the Worcester Auditorium. 

    The Crusaders were coached by George Blaney and went 229-64 in the building all-time. 

    PHOTO: Tunnelbug/flickr

  • 9.

    Feb, 14, 2001 

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    Holy Cross clinches the programs first ever Patriot League Regular season title beating Navy 77-67 on the road. 

    Josh Sankes led Holy Cross that season. 

  • 8.

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    Ralph Willard was the head coach.

    PHOTO: College Hoop Hits

  • 7.

    March 9, 2007

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    The Crusaders hosted the Patriot League Championship game at the Hart Center and defeated Bucknell 74-66.

    Keith Simmons led Holy Cross in the game.

    PHOTO: Wikipedia 

  • 6.

    March 10, 1993 

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    The Crusaders won their first Patriot league title beating Bucknell 98-73.

    Rob Feaster was named tournament MVP after pouring in 66 points and recording 9 steals in three games. 

  • 5.

    March 5, 1977 

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    Holy Cross defeated Providence 68-67 on a buzzer beater by Chris Potter to win ECAC Championship and advance to NCAA Tournament for first time in 21 years. 

  • 4.

    Feb 17, 1990

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    Holy Cross rolled Army 86-68 and clinched the MAAC North title.

    The title was the program's first conference championship. 

    Dwight Pernell led Holy Cross with 22 points in the game. 

  • 3.

    March 13,1977

     Holy Cross vs Michigan in NCAA Tournament

    The game marked Holy Cross' first NCAA Tournament appearance in 21 seasons. 

    After leading 72-70 with less than 5 minutes to play, the Crusaders fell 92-81. 

    Holy Cross was led that season by Ronnie Perry, however, he was injured for this game. 

  • 2.

    March 13,1954  

    Holy Cross vs Duquesne - NIT Championship game

    Holy Cross won the NIT Championship game 71-62 over Duquesne. 

    The Crusaders were led by Togo Palazzi who was named MVP of the tournament.

    Palazzi went as the number one pick in the NBA Draft to the Boston Celtics a couple of months later.

    PHOTO: Goholycross.com



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