Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Hello from the Harbor: FU vs. Holy Cross

Welcome back to another game log of your Fairfield Stags! Tonight, the defending Patriot league champs come to town to take on a Stags team reeling from a tough opening loss to Wake Forest. Holy Cross is coming off of another 20-win season, it's sixth in eight years under head coach Ralph Willard.

Here's a few pre-game notes:
  • Tonight, obviously, is the Stags' home opener. A big bright spot in the team's loss to the Demon Deacons was the play of forward Mike Evanovich. After waiting a year to play, Evanovich came off the bench on Friday night and looked impressive, totaling a game-high 20 points and 5 steals.
  • Holy Cross took down Hofstra in their opener, downing the pride 61-47. The Crusaders had 10+ point efforts from three different starters (including a game high 18 points from guard Pat Doherty) in the win.
  • Last Time Around: Fairfield had the game in their hands, as the Stags were fouled with only 1.6 seconds on the clock. One shot went in, the other didn't. Holy Cross went onto cruise in overtime and defeated the Stags 67-65. Greg Nero had 23 points and 6 rebounds in a losing effort.
  • Tonight marks the sixth home opener for the Stags @ Harbor Yard.
  • Pre-game Meal: Mama Mia. That was some damn good lasagna.
More to come!

- Keith Connors

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