Carr, Gilmore help American U. defeat Holy Cross, 62-46
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)—Garrison Carr scored 22 points and teamed with Brian Gilmore to key a decisive 17-4 run midway through the second half to lead American University to a 62-46 victory over Holy Cross in Patriot League play Wednesday.
Tim Clifford scored 18 for Holy Cross (11-10, 2-6).
American (13-10, 5-3) continued their torrid shooting. The Eagles led 21-18 at the half. They then extended their lead to 32-27 on a three by Carr and a short jumper by Frank Borden. But the Crusaders then rallied to tie it with 11:25 left on a driving layup by Eric Meister and a three-pointer by Clifford.
But Gilmore, who had a total of 12 points, then broke the deadlock with a three to ignite the run. He and Carr each hit a a three as the Eagles took a commanding 45-33 lead with 6:47 left. But then Kyle Cruze responded with a three to keep the Crusaders in it, 45-36.
Carr, however, hit a short jumper, Derrick Mercer scored in transition and then Carr gave American an insurmountable 52-36 lead with another three-pointer, his fifth of the game.