WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Stacy Beckton Jr. had 23 points as American topped Holy Cross 69-63 in the first round of the Patriot League Conference tournament on Tuesday night.

Elijah Stephens had 12 points and eight assists for American (10-21). Josh Alexander added 10 points.

Gerrale Gates had 18 points, 10 rebounds and five blocks for the Crusaders (9-22). Kyrell Luc added 14 points. Judson Martindale had 13 points.


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