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Cornell beats St. John's to win Holiday Festival

Dec 22, 2009 - 4:45 AM By JIM O'CONNELL AP Basketball Writer

NEW YORK(AP) -- Jeff Foote had 19 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks to lead Cornell to a 71-66 victory over St. John's on Monday night in the championship game of the Holiday Festival at Madison Square Garden.

Jon Jaques had 20 points for the Big Red (9-2), who won their first title in their fourth appearance in the tournament and first since 1970.

Dwight Hardy had 19 points for the Red Storm (9-2), who were in the Festival for the record 44th time and were looking for their 15th title and first since 2005.

Foote, a 7-foot senior, finished 8 of 10 from the field and Cornell shot 57.1 percent (24 of 42).

Foote gave Cornell the lead for good with a move down low that made it 62-60 with 2:27 to play.

Jaques' fifth 3-pointer of the game gave Cornell a 67-62 lead with 31 seconds left.

D.J. Kennedy added 15 points for St. John's.








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    CORNELL 71
    ST JOHNS 66 FINAL

    Dec 21 11:14 PM
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    Cornell 62, St. John's 60  2nd - 2:05Dec 21 11:00 PM
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    Cornell 59, St. John's 57  2nd - 3:38Dec 21 10:54 PM
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    Cornell 59, St. John's 57  2nd - 4:32Dec 21 10:53 PM
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    Cornell 57, St. John's 55  2nd - 6:26Dec 21 10:50 PM


  • NCAA BB
    HALFTIME 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    CORNELL 31 31
    ST. JOHN'S 36 36 HALFTIME
    HIGH SCORERS AT HALFTIME
    CORNELL - JON JAQUES 9, JEFF FOOTE 8, LOUIS DALE 6
    ST. JOHN'S - DWIGHT HARDY 11, PARIS HORNE 11,
    MALIK BOOTHE 6

    Dec 21 10:04 PM