Holy Cross 68, Navy 66

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP)—Keith Simmons came off the bench to score 22 points as Holy Cross edged Navy 68-66 Friday.

Simmons scored 14 points in the second half and Pat Doherty hit back-to-back three-pointers to give the Crusaders a 67-58 lead with 2:08 to play, but they barely held on to avoid an upset by the Midshipmen (6-15, 2-6).

The Crusaders (16-5, 7-1) missed five of six free throws over the final two minutes as Navy countered with an 8-1 run. A basket, then two free throws by Corey Johnson closed Navy to 68-66 with eight seconds left.

After a steal, Navy’s David Rhoiney missed a shot with four seconds to play. Holy Cross rebounded, but the Crusaders’ John Hurley missed two free throws with six-tenths of a second left.

Navy’s full-court shot at the buzzer was wide.

Johnson led Navy with 17 points and eight rebounds. Greg Sprink added 14 points and was 4 of 6 on three-pointers as Navy shot a season-best 7 of 12 from beyond the arc.

Hurley added 13 points and led the Crusaders with nine rebounds.

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Top Performers

 Top Performers
 Holy Cross
K. Simmons K. Simmons
7-12,  22 Pts
5 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Navy
C. Johnson C. Johnson
6-8,  17 Pts
8 Rebs, 3 Assists

Team Stat Leaders

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Rebounds
Assists