Whiting, IN. The Holy Cross College men’s basketball team traveled to Calumet College of St. Joseph to take on the Crimson Wave in the final regular season game. The Saints fell to CCSJ 64-61. With the loss, men’s basketball finishes 18-12, and 12-8 in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
The Saints would start the game strong taking a 20-5 lead midway through the first half. The Crimson Wave battled backed and took a 35-32 lead entering halftime. Storm Cook recorded 17 points in the first half, and Ja’Mare Washington pulled down six rebounds.
To start the second half, Holy Cross could not find their rhythm and trailed 54-43 with ten minutes to play. Storm Cook would hit back-to-back threes to fuel the Saints comeback. CCSJ was able to make two free-throws late, to give them a 64-61 lead with 21 seconds to play. Holy Cross would get two looks from three late, to tie the game, but were unable to convert and fell by a final score of 64-61.
Freshman Storm Cook scored 25 points while hitting 6/12 from behind the arc. Senior Travon Brackett recorded 16 points and seven rebounds, and Ja’Mare Washington added eight points and eight rebounds. Holy Cross shot 41% from the field and 30% from three.
The Saints finished the regular season 18-12 overall and 12-8 in the CCAC, which put them in a tie for 4th place. Men’s basketball will travel back to Calumet College of St. Joseph on Wednesday, February 21 for the opening round of the CCAC tournament. Tip-off time will be posted when made official.