Lafayette Handles Holy Cross On HSRN


The Lafayette Leopards (5-11, 2-3 Patriot League)  landed in the win column on Wednesday night. In a game heard here on HSRN, Lafayette turned a 31-26 halftime lead into a 65-52 home win over the Holy Cross Crusaders (7-9, 2-3 Patriot League).

Wednesday night was a career night for the Leopards Zach Rufer. The 6’2 senior guard scored a career high 16 points to help lead Lafayette to their 2nd Patriot League win of the season. Lafayette had dropped 4 of their last 5, and 7 of their last 9 before posting the win.

Helping the Leopards cause was a 13 point contribution from Nick Linder, and an 11 point evening from Paulius Zalys.

It was a tough shooting night for Holy Cross, as they shot just 32 percent from the field and were 5 of 27 from deep. The Crusaders were led by Robert Champion’s 24 points.

Next up for Lafayette will be a trip to Annapolis to take Navy on Saturday evening. Holy Cross will look to bounce back at home against Lehigh on Saturday.


Colgate (7-9, 3-2 Patriot League) scored a win at home; 80-66 over Army (7-9, 2-3 Patriot League)… Navy (13-5, 4-1 Patriot League) came from behind at home to leap over Loyola (4-12, 3-2 Patriot League) 60-52… Boston University (9-9, 2-3 Patriot League) got a win on the road, 61-50 over American University (2-14, 0-5 Patriot League)…

Patriot League hoops continues on HSRN on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 when Navy pays a visit to Lehigh.