Maine 72, Holy Cross 60

Justin Edwards scored 22 points and Gerald McLemore 18 as Maine

came back from a big first-half deficit Sunday to defeat Holy Cross


The Black Bears (2-1) trailed 29-17 with 5:19 remaining until

halftime. A layup by Sletoslav Chetinov began their comeback, and

McLemore had a pair of 3-pointers, a layup and two free throws as

Maine finished the half with a 14-2 run to tie it 31-31.

A three-point play by Kilian Cato and a jumper by McLemore to

start the second half gave the Black Bears a 36-31 lead. The

Crusaders (2-4) were still within five points, 61-56, with 7:50

left before Maine put the game away with an 11-2 run that included

dunks by Edwards and Alasdair Fraser.

Dave Dudzinski scored 20 points to lead Holy Cross, which had

won all six previous meetings with Maine, but committed 17

turnovers to eight for the Black Bears.