Tricia Byrne registered a new career-high with 16 points
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Mark Seliger Photography
Tricia Byrne registered a new career-high with 16 points

Women’s Basketball Earns 67-61 Victory Over Lafayette

Holy Cross Athletics   01-11-2017

THE BASICS

  • Score:  Holy Cross 67, Lafayette 61
  • Records: Holy Cross (3-13, 1-4 Patriot League); Lafayette (1-16, 0-5 Patriot League)
  • Location: Easton, Pa. (Kirby Sports Center)
  • Date: January 11, 2017
  • The Lead: Three Crusaders scored in double-figures, as Holy Cross earned a 67-61 win over Lafayette on Wednesday night in Easton, Pa.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Crusaders were led by junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, who tallied 20 points and earned nine rebounds along with a team-high three blocks.
  • Junior guard Tricia Byrne notched 16 points while shooting 5-for-7 from the field and added seven rebounds with four assists.
  • Freshman forward Lauren Manis also scored in double-figures, earning 12 points.
  • Nia Holland led the Leopards with 13 points, shooting 5-for-8.
  • Olivia Gumbs and Maia Hood also scored in double-figures, earning 12 points each.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Crusaders had a big start offensively, outscoring the Leopards 13-4 in the opening five minutes of play.
  • Holy Cross posted a 13-3 scoring run following the first media timeout to lead the Leopards 26-7 through one quarter.
  • Lafayette cut the deficit to 13 points in the second quarter, but the Crusaders maintained control of their lead and took a 40-21 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
  • Despite gaining a 27-point lead in the opening stages of the second half, Lafayette put together a strong offensive run to cut the deficit to 15 (52-37) heading into the final quarter.
  • Lafayette began the fourth quarter with a 12-2 run to make it 49-54.
  • The Leopards came within four points in the final minute of play, but Holy Cross held its lead with free throw points from Byrne and Thomas-Waheed to help secure the final score.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Holy Cross improves to 56-8 all-time against the Leopards.
  • The Crusaders have now won 14-straight games against Lafayette.
  • Byrne registered a new career-high with 16 points.
  • Senior forward Madelyn Ganser notched a new career-high in rebounds with 10.
  • Thomas-Waheed earned a new season-high for blocks with three.
  • The Crusaders notched 26 points in the first quarter, marking the first time they’ve scored 25 or more in a quarter since Dec. 2, 2015 against Vermont.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross will return to action this Saturday, Jan. 14, as the Crusaders host Lehigh at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 1:05 p.m.

BE PART OF THE ACTION

  • Season and single-game tickets to see the Crusaders are on sale now. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the best collegiate basketball in Central Massachusetts! Tickets for Holy Cross basketball can be purchased online at GoHolyCross.com/tickets or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.

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