Lauren Manis
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Lauren Manis

Late Surge Not Enough As Holy Cross Falls To Loyola, 65-58

Holy Cross Athletics   02-03-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC LU
Points 58 65
Rebounds 45 35
Turnovers 14 11
FG Percent 36.7 39.7
3FG Percent 23.5 42.1
FT Percent 52.6 57.9
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Lauren Manis and senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed combined for 41 points, as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team came up short to Loyola (Md.) 65-58 on Saturday afternoon.

Manis led the Crusaders (10-12, 5-6) with 22 points and 15 rebounds to record her seventh double-double of the season. Thomas-Waheed posted 19 points and nine rebounds while leading Holy Cross with eight field goals made. The Greyhounds (7-15, 5-6) were led by Alexis Gray, who scored 21 points while shooting 5-for-10 from three-point range. Isabella Therien also had a strong game for Loyola with 20 points while shooting 8-for-14 from the field.

The Greyhounds shot 39.7% (23-58) as a team, while Holy Cross posted 36.7% (22-60) from the field. From three-point range, Loyola held the edge with 42.1% (8-19) while holding the Crusaders to 23.5% (4-17). Both teams struggled at the free throw line, as the Greyhounds shot 57.9% (11-19) and Holy Cross hit 52.6% (10-19) of its attempts.

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 posted 22 points with 15 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season, and recorded 20+ points for the ninth time this season.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both teams battled back and forth through the first quarter with the lead changing six times and neither side leading by more than four. Holy Cross entered the second with a 12-10 lead.
  • The Greyhounds responded with a strong second quarter, outscoring the Crusaders 25-11 in the frame to take a 35-23 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
  • After a slow start to the third quarter, Holy Cross pulled within five points but Loyola held onto its lead to take an eight-point advantage into the fourth.
  • The Greyhounds led by as many as 14 in the final frame, but Holy Cross used a 10-1 run to cut the deficit and made it a three-point game with 40 seconds remaining. The Crusaders were unable to find a tying basket, and Loyola held on for the narrow victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • The Greyhounds tallied 11 of their points off turnovers, while Holy Cross posted seven.
  • Loyola also added 10 points on the fast break, and held the Crusaders to just three.
  • Holy Cross held the edge in rebounding, 45-35.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 7, as the Crusaders head to Navy for a 7:00 p.m. game.

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