Infiniti Thomas-Waheed Reaches 1,000 Career Points with a Jumper
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Infiniti Thomas-Waheed Reaches 1,000 Career Points with a Jumper

Thomas-Waheed Reaches 1,000 Points As Holy Cross Downs Vermont 64-53

Holy Cross Athletics   12-09-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC UVM
Points 64 53
Rebounds 44 28
Turnovers 20 14
FG Percent 44.1 35.7
3FG Percent 32.0 31.8
FT Percent 66.7 66.7
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed reached 1,000 career points with a jump shot in the third quarter as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team defeated Vermont 64-52 on Saturday afternoon at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.

Thomas-Waheed registered a double-double to lead Holy Cross (4-5) with a game-high 24 points and 10 rebounds. Freshman Jenay Faulkner also had a strong game with 13 points, six rebounds, two steals and two blocks. Sophomore Lauren Manis finished the game with nine points, 12 rebounds, three assists and two steals. Vermont (2-8) was led by Cassidy Derda, who tallied 17 points and seven rebounds while shooting 5-for-7 from behind the arc.

The Crusaders shot 44.1% (26-for-59) from the field, while the Catamounts hit 35.7% (20-for-55) of their shots. In the second half, Holy Cross shot 55% (17-for-31). The Crusaders had a solid edge in rebounds, 44-28. Holy Cross scored 18 points off turnovers, and notched 14 points off the bench. 

WOMAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES

  • Following the game, Thomas-Waheed was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
  • Thomas-Waheed earned a double-double with 24 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 10-for-16 from the field.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Crusaders led three times throughout the first half, but Vermont pulled ahead late before senior Katie Doherty hit a three-pointer before the buzzer to make it 12-11 Catamounts.
  • Vermont led by as many as eight points during the second quarter, but Holy Cross added six-straight to make it 25-23 in favor of the Catamounts before heading to the locker room at halftime.
  • The Catamounts led for the majority of the third quarter, but a three-point shot from freshman Jenay Faulkner gave the Crusaders a 44-42 advantage heading into the fourth.
  • After Vermont tied the game early in the fourth quarter, Holy Cross surged into the lead and ended the game with an 8-0 run to earn the 64-53 victory.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Thomas-Waheed became the 33rd player in program history to record 1,000 career points, and the first since Lisa Mifsud ’16 who finished her career with 1,105 points.
  • Thomas-Waheed earned her second double-double of the season, and the fifth of her career.
  • This was the first time Holy Cross has recorded 40 or more rebounds since earning 42 at American on Jan. 22, 2017.
  • Thomas-Waheed recorded over 20 points for the third time this season. She also had 20-point games against Marist (25, Nov. 14) and Rider (22, Nov. 18).
  • For the first time this season, Holy Cross had two players with double-digit rebounds.
  • This was the largest rebounding differential (+16) for the Crusaders this season.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action Sunday, Dec. 17, as the Crusaders travel to Rhode Island for a 2:00 p.m. game.

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