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Men's Basketball Falls To Holy Cross

Monty Mack leads the  Minutemen with 13 points on Saturday in the defeat to Holy Cross.

Monty Mack leads the Minutemen with 13 points on Saturday in the defeat to Holy Cross.

Nov. 25, 2000

Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) - Josh Sankes scored 25 points and had 17 rebounds and Juan Pegues scored eight in a decisive 15-5 second-half run to give Holy Cross a 78-65 victory over Massachusetts Saturday.

Pegues and Tim Szatko each scored 13 points for Holy Cross (2-1). Massachusetts (1-2), which shot 22 percent from the field in the second half, was led by Monty Mack with 13.

Mack's 3-pointer gave Massachusetts an early 13-7 lead, but Sankes and Jared Curry led a Holy Cross run that tied the game at 24-24 with less than five minutes to play in the first half.

Guards Shannon Crooks and Jonathan DePina ignited a 12-4 half-ending run to give Massachusetts a 36-28 halftime lead.

Sankes, Pegues and Szatko dominated inside in the second half and Pegues' 3-point play tied it 39-39.

Holy Cross then held Massachusetts without a field goal for 6:12 as Sankes and Pegues stretched the Holy Cross lead to 53-43 with 6:19 remaining.

Mack and Kitwana Rhymer (10 points) each scored a basket to cut the margin to 54-47 with 5:25 left, but Massachusetts never got closer.

Holy Cross converted six free throws and Pegues scored again to extend the lead to 66-53 with 2:30 left.

 

 

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