HC, AU keep winning; Lehigh falters

Holy Cross 79, Navy 56:Torrey who? Holy Cross freshman point guard Pat Doherty, filling in for the injured Torrey Thomas, dropped 16 points, 6 assists and 5 steals on the Midshipmen.

From the Telegram & Gazette's story (subscription needed, so as usual, we won't link):
The Crusaders are still playing exemplary defense this season, as evidenced by their fifth-in-the-nation ranking when it comes to fewest points allowed. Lately, though, Holy Cross has been showing it can shoot the ball with some accuracy as well.

Put it all together and the Crusaders are a pretty tough team to beat.

Holy Cross came up with 12 steals and connected on 56 percent of its shots . . .

The Crusaders (12-5, 3-1) have won four straight games, shooting better than 50 percent in each of them. Last season, they only hit at least half their shots in 3 of 28 games.

The win was the 11th straight in the series for Holy Cross, which overcame a couple of lulls that allowed the Midshipmen (4-13, 0-4) to stay within shouting distance of the lead before using an 11-0 run to wrap it up with 10 minutes to play. HC is 6-1 in its last seven games; Navy 0-7.
The win sets up a showdown with American Sunday, a game that will be for at least sole possession of second place and could be for a share of the league lead if Lehigh can beat Bucknell. Second place games are not normally such a big deal, but with the Patriot's new tournament format, the No. 2 team in the regular season gets homecourt in the first two rounds.
Box score | Boston Herald story | AP wrap | HC recap

Colgate 61, Lehigh 54: Remember those Lehigh kids with the "Pedro says" sign at the Lehigh-Lafayette game? Well Lehigh has now lost 14 times in a row at Colgate. Who's whose daddy?
Box score | AP wrap

American 72, Army 37:A 20-1 AU run in the opening few minutes put any Army upset hopes to rest in a hurry.
Box score Army recap

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