Harvard holds off Worcester Tech 69-54

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BOSTON (AP)—Oliver McNally scored 20 points and Christian Webster added 17 to help Harvard defeat Worcester Tech 69-54 on Tuesday night.

The Crimson (6-2) shot 11 for 22 in the opening half, including 8 of 15 from 3-point range (53.3 percent) to take a 38-25 halftime lead.

McNally nailed a 3 with 16:13 left to play in the second, extending Harvard’s lead to 47-32.

Jeffrey Robinson scored 16 points to lead the Engineers (5-2), while Jaime Shannon added 11.

Worcester Tech pulled within eight, 54-46, with 11:02 to play, but five straight Crimson points pushed their lead back to 13.

Harvard shot 28 of 34 from the free-throw line (82.4 percent) and 16 for 36 from the floor (44.4 percent). McNally was 8 for 8 and Webster finished 10 for 10 from the free-throw line.

Brandyn Curry scored 11 points, while Keith Wright added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Crimson.

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