Clifford’s 17 points spur Holy Cross win over Army

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WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP)—Tim Clifford scored 17 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots as Holy Cross beat Army 64-53 at Christl Arena Thursday night in Patriot League play.

Alex Vander Baan added 13 points and Eric Meister had 11 for Holy Cross (13-10, 4-6 PL).

Jarell Brown scored 21 points for Army (11-12, 4-5), and Josh Miller added 13.

The score stayed close early in the game and the Crusaders were up 9-8 with 13:28 left in the first half when they took off on a 21-4 run over the next 11 minutes for a 30-12 lead.

The Black Knights, held scoreless for eight minutes, came back to close out the half with an 11-2 spurt that left the Crusaders with a 32-23 halftime lead.

Army got as close as four points, 47-43, with 6:58 remaining in the game. The Crusaders outscored Army 9-4 over the next four minutes to push their lead to 56-47, then hit all eight of their foul shots in the final three minutes to clinch the win.

Holy Cross shot 55.3 percent from the field, 21-of-38, and hit 80.8 percent of their free throws (21-of-26).

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 Holy Cross
Alex Vander Baan Alex Vander Baan
4-5,  13 Pts
7 Rebs, 2 Assists
 Army
Jarell Brown Jarell Brown
9-16,  21 Pts
1 Rebs, 2 Assists

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