Recap: American Univ vs. Holy Cross
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - Jesse Reed scored 18 points in American University's 57-46 win over Holy Cross in the Patriot League semifinal on Saturday.
Kyle Kager and Darius Gardner both supplied 10 points for the Eagles (19-12), who will face Boston University in Wednesday's championship game. Tony Wroblicky contributed nine points and a game-high seven assists in the win.
Dave Dudzinski paced the Crusaders (19-13) with a game-high 22 points and nine rebounds. Malcolm Miller provided 10 points and 10 boards for Holy Cross, who won three of their last four games entering the contest.
Gardner hit back-to-back triples during a 10-0 run to put American up 16-7 close to the midway point of the first half.
Holy Cross took the lead on a 14-2 burst that was fueled by seven points apiece by Miller and Dudzinski to make it a 24-20 game with just under four minutes to go in the first half. The Crusaders took a 28-22 lead into the break.
Down by 10 early in the second half, the Eagles took the lead thanks to a 15-2 swing that ended with a Wroblicky layup at 3:16 to make it a 49-41 game. Reed had seven points in the spurt.
Miller hit a triple with 58 seconds left to cut the deficit to eight points, but the Eagles scored the final three points to hold on for the win.Game Notes