Holy Cross Edged By Hofstra, 69-63, On Tuesday
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. – Sophomore Lauren Manis led the Crusaders with a career-high 28 points, but the Crusaders fell to Hofstra by a score of 69-63 on Tuesday night at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.
Manis shot 11-for-20 from the field while hitting all six free throw shots to lead the Crusaders in scoring with 28 points while adding six rebounds and five assists. Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed earned a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds along with three assists. Sophomore Nicole Morris also scored in double figures, adding 11 points while shooting 3-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from behind the arc.
The Crusaders shot 38.9 percent from the field, while the Pride shot 41.8 percent. The Crusaders hit 45.5 percent of their shots from three-point range. Both teams registered 34 rebounds each in the contest.
WOMAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES
- Following the game, Manis was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
- She totaled a career-high 28 points while shooting 11-for-20 from the field, and added six rebounds with five assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Holy Cross jumped out to a three-point lead early on in the first quarter and maintained a close lead for the majority of the opening minutes, but Hofstra responded late and ended the quarter up 19-15.
- The Pride were able to extend their lead in the second quarter and did not give up the advantage through the following ten minutes, Holy Cross got within one point with six minutes remaining, but could not pull ahead.
- The Crusaders battled back in the third quarter, tying the game on two separate occasions, but Hofstra put together a late offensive surge to lead 51-43 heading into the fourth.
- Holy Cross put together a strong fourth quarter, scoring 15 unanswered points to take a one-point lead with two minutes to play, but the Pride were able to regain the advantage and held on for the 69-63 win.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- Manis registered a new career-high with 28 points
- Thomas-Waheed registered her first double-double of the season, and the fourth of her career.
- Morris earned a new career-high in scoring with 11 points.
- Holy Cross returns to action this Sunday, Nov. 26, as they host Bryant in their home opener at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 12:05 p.m.