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Navy Is Ousted by Holy Cross

From Staff Reports
Sunday, March 6, 2005; Page E07

Lisa Andrews scored 14 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to lead Holy Cross to a 72-62 victory over Navy in the semifinals of the Patriot League tournament yesterday in Worcester, Mass.

Top-seeded Holy Cross will play sixth-seeded Colgate on Wednesday in the championship game in Worcester.

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"There is a reason why Holy Cross is the number one seed in the tournament," said Navy Coach Tom Marryott. "I thought we played very well today, but every mistake we made Holy Cross capitalized on."

The Crusaders (19-10) jumped to a 24-10 lead and led by 16 in the first half.

Nikki Curtis led Navy (11-18) with 17 points and six rebounds, while Carly Meyer added 13 points and five rebounds. Ashley Pelzek chipped in 11 points and Abi Campbell scored nine and pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds.

COLGATE 65, LEHIGH 60: The Raiders scored 16 straight points late in the second half to erase a 12-point deficit in the semifinal in Bethlehem, Pa.

Colgate trailed, 54-42, with 9 minutes 17 seconds to play when the Raiders went on a 16-0 run to take their first lead.

Allison Lipinski led Colgate by scoring 20 of her game-high 25 points in the second half.

She also made 5 of 9 from behind the three-point line, with four coming in the second half.

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