Batchelder scores 24 to lead Holy Cross past Dean 85-71

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Will Batchelder’s 24 points helped Holy Cross defeat Division III-member Dean 85-71 on Thursday night.

Batchelder shot 8 for 17, including 6 for 12 from beyond the arc for the Crusaders (1-1). Gerrale Gates scored 18 points while finishing 9 of 16 from the floor, and added eight rebounds and three blocks. Caleb Kenney recorded 12 points and shot 4 of 8 from the field and 4 for 6 from the line.

AJ Weston led the Bulldogs (0-1) in scoring, finishing with 22 points and two steals. Malik Spearman added 10 points and eight rebounds for Dean. In addition, Nick Grant had 10 points and four steals.

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Holy Cross visits Creighton in its next matchup on Monday.

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