Holy Cross Rallies in Final Minutes to Edge Canisius 65-63

Friday, December 21, 2018
GoLocalWorcester Sports Team

Jehyve Floyd leads Holy Cross to a win
The Holy Cross men’s basketball team rallied from 10 points down with five minutes to play to edge Canisius 65-63 on Thursday afternoon at the Hart Center.

The win improves Holy Cross to 7-4 on the season, while the Golden Griffins fall to 3-7 overall.

Holy Cross Rallies

Canisius held a 63-53 lead with just 5:13 left to play in the game, when guard Caleb Green hit a three-pointer to start the Holy Cross rally.

Senior Jehyve Floyd then scored on two put-backs to cut the Crusaders deficit to 63-60, before a pair of free throws with 3:17 left made it a one-point game.

Neither team was able to score for nearly three minutes, until Floyd converted a layup with 22.6 seconds left put Holy Cross in front 64-63.

In the final seconds, Senior Patrick Benzan knocked down one-of-two free throws to make the score 65-63, before Floyd blocked a layup attempt by Canisius’ Malik Johnson as time expired to seal the win.

Floyd led Holy Cross with 15 points, seven rebounds, five blocks three assists and two steals.

Jacob Grandison also finished with 15 points, seven rebounds, and six assists.

Next Up

Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, December 22 when they host Siena.

Game time is set for 12 p.m.

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