Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Live Blogging Harvard vs. Holy Cross Home Opener

00:00: Harvard Crimson win big in their home opener, 72-49 final score. Harvard went 26;50 from the field and 14-17 from the line. Brandyn Curry was one of the team leaders, with a double double (12 assists, 10 points), and Keith Wright led the crimson in scoring (18 points, 6-8 FG, 6-7 FT). RJ Evans led the Crusaders, scoring 13 including 6 straight in the second half.

:45: Several Harvard freshmen make their debut as Harvard starters finally come out; 72-45 Crimson.

3:50: Brandyn Curry has 10 points and 11 assists on the night; also with 6 rebounds.

6:12 Keith Wright leads Harvard with 14 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists; Oliver McNally and Christian Webster both have 10 points.

7:50: RJ Evans sends up consecutive lay-ups for the Crusaders. 4-0 run for HC. 57-31

9:31: Harvard Crimson have 31 rebounds to Holy Cross's 19; Crimson improve to 11-12 from the FT line, lead 57-27.

12:00: McNally comes out after a scary fall, is replaced by Brandyn Curry. Keith takes a long two, extends Harvard lead to 30 points. Keith is 4-6 on the day from the field, and 3-3 from the line.

13:37: Harvard calls a time out after 4-0 Crusaders run; Crimson still lead 49-22.

15:30 Curry converts the Crimson's second-consecutive 3-pointer. Crimson are 5-9 for the day beyond the arc. 44-16 Crimson. Balls continue to fail to fall for the Crusaders thanks to good defense from the Crimson.

17:45: Brandyn Curry has 7 assists, 3 rebounds, and 4 points.

18:50: Oliver McNally takes a two from the field, converts his 10th points of the night. He is 3-3 from the field, 34-14 Harvard over Holy Cross.

19:43: Keith Wright blocks a shot; his first, Crimson's fifth. Brandyn Curry called for a foul, his second.

------------------Second Half begins---------------------------

0:00: Curry narrowly misses a 3 at the buzzer; Crimson still lead 32-14 at the half. Ugo Okum leads the team with 6 points, including 2 slam dunks. Andrew van Nest and Oliver McNally closely trail with 5 a piece. Dudzinski leads the Crusaders in scoring, with 6 points.

0:27.8: Georgatos' second foul, Harvard's 8th. Goens heads to the line for the Crusaders, makes 1-2. 32-14 Crimson

2:03: Crusaders creep into double digits in turnovers with 10 on the evening.

3:11: Webster steal from Cavataio yields fast break for Curry; Holy Cross commits 7th foul of night on Curry's layup. Curry converts both, Crimson improve to 8-8 on the day from the FT line. 30-11 Crimson.

4:18: Back and forth play yields another slam dunk for Ugo Okum after a 2-point field goal from the Crusaders. First foul charged to Christian Webster, Harvard's sixth 28-11

6:23: Andrew van Nest pulls up and converts for 3; 26-9 Harvard.

7:15 Harvard Crimson offense looks to be cooling down, but defense continues to stay strong; only one point scored in almost four minutes (Holy Cross FT)

9:22: Stingy Crimson defense continues to generate fast-break opportunities...Crusaders commit fifth foul. Wright has two for the Crimson.

11:38: Timeout on the floor, Harvard leads 21-6. McNally makes three straight from the paint. Crimson are 7-9 from the field, including 2-2 from beyond the arc. Also 5-5 from the free-throw line. Holy Cross are 3-10 from the field, and have yet to take a FT.

------Change timekeeping to time remaining in half

7:18: 7'0 freshman Ugo Okum dunks on an alley-oop from Brandyn Curry; 16-4.

7:15: Keith Wright heads to the line for the Crimson for the first time of the night. Wright converts both; Harvard leads 12-2. Ugo Okum, freshman, comes in for the first time of the night. Crusaders fall to 1-9 from the field on three consecutive blocks by Ugo Okum. Laurent Rivard makes his first points at Lavietes. Crimson lead 14-2.

7:10 PM: Harvard improves to 3-5 from the field, including 2-2 beyond the arc with 4 minutes expired; Crimson lead 8-2

7:07 PM: With 18:45 remaining in the first half, the Harvard Crimson strike first on a 3-pointer from Junior Oliver McNally, 3-0 Crimson.

7:05 PM--After the introduction of Harvard's starting five, the Crimson get ready to tip off their first home game and second of the season against in-state rival the Holy Cross Crusaders.

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