Fairfield 73, Holy Cross 54
Yorel Hawkins scored 22 points and Anthony Johnson tallied a
double-double, leading Fairfield in a 73-54 win over Holy Cross on
Johnson scored 16 points and grabbed 12 boards for the Stags
(7-2), who beat the Crusaders for the first time since they left
the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference after the 1989-90 season.
Johnson also blocked four shots and grabbed two steals.
Hawkins finished 8-for-13 from the floor, while Johnson was
8-for-15. Freshman Derek Needham, Fairfield’s leading scorer coming
in with 16.8 points per game, was held to just four points but
recorded team-highs with six assists and three steals.
Fairfield has won three straight.
The Stags led by only two points at halftime, but opened the
second on a 15-7 run to put the game away.
R.J. Evans was the lone Holy Cross (2-8) player in double
figures, scoring 21.