Davenport, Iowa - The Holy Cross men's basketball team traveled to Davenport, Iowa to take on the first year Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference members St. Ambrose University Saturday afternoon. The Saints fought back multiple times, but eventually fell 59-54 to the Bees of St. Ambrose University. With the loss, the Saints drop to 9-5 and 3-3 in CCAC play. The Bees improve to 4-7 and 2-4 in conference action.
The Saints were led by junior sharpshooter Madison McCaffrey who knocked in 18 points and added a team-high 5 assists and 3 steals. McCaffrey shot 6-12 from the field and 3-6 from long distance. Michael Ognar-Pettersson came off the bench to add 14 points on 4-6 shooting, and added 4 rebounds. Senior Adam Vizard led the team with 9 rebounds, while Nate Miller also added 3 steals in the contest.
The Saints shot 39.1% from the field (18-46), and 6-17 from behind the arc. The Saints won the turnover margin 13-19, but allowed 7 offensive rebounds to their 4. Both teams struggled from the line missing seven a piece. The Saints were able to outsocre the Bees 31-30 in the second half, but missed free throws and poor shooting down the stretch ended the Saints' hopes of winning a 4th straight game.
The Saints look to bounce back December 29th, as they travel to Lawrence Tech for a non-conference match-up beginning at 7pm.