Lansing, Mich. - The Holy Cross men's basketball team came out Saturday afternoon ready to get back to their winning ways. The Saints took a 20-6 lead over Great Lakes Christian College in the first seven minutes of the game and never looked back. The Saints went on to win 117-61 over GLCC, and improve to 4-3 overall on the season.
In the first half, the Saints shot a blistering 62% from three and 59% from the field. Ryan Lutz scored 16 points in the first half while grabbing 9 rebounds.
After taking a 56-28 lead into the half, the Saints kept their foot on the throttle to score a season-high 61 points in the second half. The Saints shot a season best 68% from three (15-22) and 46-72 total from the field (64%).
The Saints showed their unselfish play by setting a school record with 35 assists on the afternoon. Nate Miller lead the Saints with 12 assists, while Luke Johnson added 7 and Coley Schultheis added 6.
Michael Ognar-Pettersson had the best game of his career by recording 26 points, 8 rebounds and 4 assists. Ognar-Pettersson dominated the paint, scoring 22 of his points in the second half. Recent addition from the soccer team, Brian Aldrich, scored his first points as a Saint. Aldrich scored 17 points going 6/7 from the field including 4/5 from behind the arc.
Ryan Lutz notched another double-double by scoring 21 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Madison McCaffrey continued his hot shooting by shooting a perfect 7/7 from the field, including 5/5 from three, to add 19 points. Senior Adam Vizard added a double-double of his own with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
The Saints welcome #11 Saint Francis (Ill.) next Tuesday at 7:30pm.