Holy Cross beats Marist 68-56 for first win

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP)—Mike Cavataio scored 19 points as Holy Cross defeated Marist 68-56 for the Crusaders first win of season on Monday night.

Cavataio added eight rebounds and Andrew Keister contributed 13 points and 10 rebounds for the Crusaders (1-6).

Holy Cross took an early 14-1 lead on a layup from R.J. Evans with 15:10 remaining in the first half. The Crusaders closed the first half with an 8-0 run, and led 36-18 at halftime.

Marist shot only 35 percent in the first half (7-for-20). The Red Foxes went on to trail by double digits for most of the game, and pulled no closer than eight points. Candon Rusin’s 3-pointer with 1:57 left pulled the Red Foxes within 64-56.

The Red Foxes (0-4) were led by Daye Kaba and Rusin with 12 points apiece.

Holy Cross shot 57.9 from the field (22-for-38), including 61.5 percent in the first half (16-for-26).

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5-9,  12 Pts
2 Rebs, 5 Assists
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5-9,  19 Pts
8 Rebs, 2 Assists

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