(Notre Dame, Ind.) The Saints welcomed Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference leader Cardinal Stritch University Saturday afternoon to the Pfeil Center.
The Wolves opened the game with a 9-3 lead and the Saints were unable to overcome the early deficit falling 69-48.
As a team the Saints shot 34% from the field including 4-of-16 from behind the arc. They also struggled from the charity stripe going 4-of-13. Stritch shot 47% from the field and went 6-of-14 from 3 point range.
Despite only being outrebounded 37-35, Holy Cross turned the ball over 13 times which converted into 20 points for the Wolves.
"We came out flat and we were not physical enough," said Head Coach Bob Schermerhorn. "Stritch simply outplayed us on the court."
The Wolves had four players finish in double figures including Brandon D'Amico who finished the day with 15 points and 4-of-8 on 3 pointers.
Leading Holy Cross was Andrew Tullis (Orland, Ind.) finishing the day with 12 points on 6-of-9 shooting and pulling down 6 rebounds. Taylor Williams (South Bend, Ind.) added 11 points and 8 rebounds.
The Saints fall to 4-24 on the season and will be back in action on Wednesday, February 16th, as they honor seniors Mark Wilkins (Chicago, Ill.) and Adam Dobrzykowski (South Bend, Ind.) before the game.