Petrie sets frosh scoring record, Lafayette beats Holy Cross
January 2, 2018
EASTON, Pa. (AP) Alex Petrie nailed seven from long range for 29 points as Lafayette evened its Patriot League record by beating Holy Cross 60-48 on Tuesday night.
Petrie, who made all seven of Lafayette's shots from distance, set a freshman scoring record for the Leopards (3-10, 1-1). He was 7 of 8 from beyond the arc and 8 of 12 from the floor. He also dropped in all six free-throw attempts.
Matt Klinewski added 17 points and Paulius Zalys chipped in seven points with nine rebounds for Lafayette.
The Leopards, who lost their conference opener to Lehigh 79-74 on Friday night, dominated the second half 39-24 against Holy Cross. Trailing 24-21 at the break, Petrie nailed a trey to start the second period and Lafayette took the lead for good when Petrie drilled another trey at the 17:18 mark.
Karl Charles had 13 points to lead Holy Cross (3-10, 0-2), which made just 2 of 24 from long range.
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