Lehigh pulls away from Holy Cross 75-51

The Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) C.J. McCollum scored 20 points and Holden Greiner added 15 as Lehigh beat Holy Cross 75-51 on Saturday for their fourth straight win.

McCollum had five steals, five assists and seven rebounds for the Mountain Hawks.

Lehigh (18-6, 6-2 Patriot League) led 19-16 before Mike Cavataio hit a jumper to draw Holy Cross within one with 8:18 left in the first half. But the Crusaders would get no closer as McCollum connected on a jumper of his own, sparking a 14-3 run.

McCollum capped the spurt with two free throws, giving the Mountain Hawks a 33-21 lead with 1:30 left to play in the half.

Lehigh led by no less than 12 points in the second half, outscoring Holy Cross 38-26 during the period.

Cavataio led the Crusaders (9-13, 3-5) with 12 points off the bench and Devin Brown added 10.

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