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Konchalski mentioned Landesberg's stats - a gaudy game-high 36 points and 15 rebounds - and that the Holy Cross basketball team had survived a scare to beat Bishop Loughlin, 73-70 in overtime, Tuesday night in Flushing.Still, no smile from the Virginia-bound senior guard."Bad win," he said.That may be. After all, Holy Cross (11-2, 3-1 CHSAA AA) blew an 11-point, fourth-quarter lead and watched helplessly as Loughlin missed three shots, including a Devon Elliott putback, at the regulation buzzer.But the Knights rallied in overtime, wrestling the momentum back from a team that beat them twice a year ago.Sophomore sensation Doron Lamb had 29 points and junior forward Trevon Hamlet added 15 points for Loughlin (6-2, 2-1), which was without sophomore star Jayvaughn Pinkston."No comment," said Loughlin coach Khalid Greene when asked why Pinkston didn't play, although sources say Pinkston was serving a school-issued suspension.Despite struggling during regulation, Blaise Ffrench finished with 12 points, including a pair of free throws with 19.9 seconds left in overtime to extend the Knights' lead to 72-68.Loughlin had a chance to tie the game at the end of overtime, but Lamb's cross-court pass to Antoine Brown sailed out of bounds as time expired."When you're talking about league games, I would rather play lousy and win than play great and lose any day of the week," Holy Cross coach Paul Gilvary said. "These wins are so hard to get."

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