Holy Cross 74, Lafayette 57

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EASTON, Pa. (AP)—The backcourt of Kevin Hamilton and Keith Simmons combined for 40 points as Holy Cross beat Lafayette 74-57 on Friday night.

Hamilton finished with 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, while Simmons chipped in 18 points on 6-of-10 shooting as Holy Cross earned its fifth consecutive Patriot League win and sixth straight overall.

Holy Cross (14-5, 5-1) led by 22 with 8:34 remaining in the game before the Leopards (5-14, 1-5) went on a 14-4 run to pull within 12, paced by Jamaal Douglas, who made two 3-pointers in 25 seconds. But Hamilton and Simmons scored eight of the last 12 points to seal the win.

The Crusaders led 31-18 at the half.

Jamaal Douglas led Lafayette with 14 points.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Holy Cross
K. Hamilton K. Hamilton
8-12,  22 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
 Lafayette
J. Douglas J. Douglas
4-6,  14 Pts
6 Rebs, 2 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

Points
Rebounds
Assists