Sports Information Director
BERRIEN SPRINGS, Mich. -- The Holy Cross Saints held off the strong shooting performance from the Andrews University Cardinals on Saturday night as they picked up their fifth win of the season on the road. Senior Parker Dominguez (Santa Clarita, Calif.) recorded the first triple-double in program history while Drew Moore (Dayton, Ohio) scored a career-high 28 points as the Saints defeated the Cardinals for the second time this season 88-78.
Holy Cross got off to a fast start offensively in the first half outscoring Andrews 42-29. In the half, the Saints shot 15-of-26 from the floor including 8-of-13 from three-point range and 8-of-8 from the free-throw line.
Junior Orelus kept the Cardinals around in the second half with his ability to shoot the three-pointer. Andrews cut the Saints lead to as low as 10 points in the second half, but the Saints were able to respond and keep the control in their favor. Orelus finished with a game-high 32 points on 10-of-20 shooting and 8-of-15 from distance.
Drew Moore continued to shoot the ball well against the Cardinals, knocking down 8-of-13 shots and 7-of-12 from three-point range. Moore led the Saints with a career-high 28 points.
Parker Dominguez showcased a number of different skills in the victory from the post position. Dominguez scored, rebounded and passed the ball extremely effectively on his way to the first triple-double in the history of the Holy Cross men's basketball program. He scored 12 points, grabbed 10 rebounds and dished out a career-high 10 assists. The most impressive stat involved in this triple-double was the 10 assists with zero turnovers.
The Saints collectively were very productive at the foul line in the victory, knocking down 17-of-19 shots 89.5%). In the previous eight games, the Saints shot just 62.9% from the line. Darrell McIntyre (Indianapolis, Ind.) went 6-for-6 from the foul line while Drew Moore also knocked down all five of his attempts.
Andrews hit 15 three-point shots in the game, but the strong shooting across the board from the Saints was enough to hold off the late run by the Cardinals. They finished the game 30-of-57 from the field and 11-of-21 from three-point range.
With the win, the Saints sweep the Cardinals for the first time in program history.
Holy Cross improves to 5-4 on the season and will travel to cross-town CCAC-foe Indiana University South Bend (2-5, 0-0 CCAC) on Tuesday night as they return to conference play. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m. following the conclusion of the women's game.
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