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.