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The Saints took control in the second half as they defeated Andrews 70-53
Men's Basketball - Tue, Nov. 12, 2013

John Brodbeck

Sports Information Director

NOTRE DAME, Ind. -- Drew Moore (Dayton, Ohio) knocked down six three-pointers on his way to a career-high 24 point night as the Holy Cross men's basketball team knocked off the Andrews University Cardinals by a score of 70-53. With the win, the Saints end a two-game losing streak and improve to 2-3 on the season.

"I thought we did a good job of moving the ball to try and break their zone defense," head coach Mike McBride said. "We hit some big shots, especially Drew, which really helped us take control of the game."

Andrews scored the first basket of the game to take an early 2-0 lead but would never retain it back. An ensuing 17-4 run by the Saints, led by four three-pointers from Drew Moore, helped the Saints open up the game with a double digit lead in the first six minutes.

Matthew Little would cut the Saints lead to as low as one point late in the first half before a 5-0 run by the Saints took them to the half with a 32-26 advantage.

The Saints scored eight points off of four Cardinals turnovers in the half while also holding a 16-14 edge in the rebounding category.

Holy Cross opened up the second half with the first four points to once again extend their lead to 10 points. The Cardinals would make a run of their own to cut the lead down to six points at the midway point before a Zoe Bauer (Culver, Ind.) three-pointer would make it an 11-point game. Following the basketball from Bauer, the Saints would take control and lead by double figures for the remaining six minutes.

Drew Moore's career night continued with two more three-pointers in the half to give him six for the game. Moore finished 6-of-9 from distance in the game.

Holy Cross used its size to take control rebounding in the second half as they outrebounded the Cardinals 25-11 in the half.

Andrews leading scorer, Matthew Little, was held to just 1-for-8 shooting in the second half after scoring 10 first half points.

Drew Moore led all scorers with a career-high 24 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the floor. Zoe Bauer finished with a career-high seven assists while Clayton Webb (Dallas, Texas) and Brandon Evans (Grand Rapids, Mich.) each pulled down 10 rebounds.

"I thought we had great effort from Clayton and Brandon rebounding the ball," continued McBride. "Their ability to rebound the basketball helped us limit the possessions from Andrews and get to more opportunities offensively. Overall it was a good win for our team against an opponent who has always played us tough in the past."

The Saints shot 51% from the floor for the game while holding the Cardinals to 32.1%.

First year head coach Mike McBride picked up his first win in front of the home crowd at McKenna Arena.

Holy Cross (2-3) will now hit the road for six consecutive games beginning this weekend as they take part in the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope hosted by Grace College. The Saints will square off with No. 16 Grace (Ind.) on Friday, Nov. 15 in the opening round.