Olivia Gumbs led the Leopards with 25 points off 10 field goals on the night.
Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby also had a strong night for Lafayette offensively, notching 15 points.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Leopards got off to a strong start, outscoring the Crusaders 20-15 in the first quarter.
Holy Cross battled back to make it a one-point game late in the second, as they trailed 37-36 with just over a minute to go in the half.
Lafayette took a 39-36 lead into the locker room at halftime.
The Crusaders began the second half with an 11-0 run to take a 47-39 lead.
Lafayette would regain the lead before heading into the fourth quarter up 56-51
The Leopards outscored Holy Cross 29-19 in the fourth to secure the final score.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
Byrne set a new career-high in scoring with 18 points.
Holy Cross will return to action this Saturday, Feb. 11, as the Crusaders travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Lehigh at 2:00 p.m.
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