LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP)Will Batchelder’s 22 points helped Holy Cross defeat Bucknell 80-73 on Saturday.
Batchelder shot 6 for 10 (5 for 7 from 3-point range) and 5 of 5 from the free throw line for the Crusaders (7-14, 4-4 Patriot League). Gerrale Gates scored 18 points and added eight rebounds and six assists. Bo Montgomery recorded 13 points and shot 5 for 10 (2 for 3 from 3-point range) and 1 of 3 from the free throw line.
Alex Timmerman finished with 17 points, nine rebounds and two steals for the Bison (8-13, 1-7). Jack Forrest added 14 points for Bucknell. In addition, Ruot Bijiek had 12 points and seven rebounds.
Holy Cross took the lead with 7:53 to go in the first half and did not give it up. The score was 38-32 at halftime, with Gates racking up 10 points. Holy Cross outscored Bucknell by one point in the final half, while Montgomery led the way with a team-high 13 second-half points.
These two teams both play Wednesday. Holy Cross hosts Lehigh while Bucknell hosts Navy.
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