Women's Basketball Travels To Brown Wednesday Night
HOLY CROSS HEADS TO BROWN WEDNESDAY
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its season Wednesday, as the Crusaders head to Providence, R.I. to face Brown in non-conference action.
• Wednesday’s game will be streamed live via the Ivy League Network, and will also be broadcast on Emmanuel Radio (1230 AM | 1230radio.com) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently earned an overtime victory over Bryant on Sunday afternoon in their home opener, 59-57.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 21.2 points per game and ranks seventh in rebounds per game with 8.6. She set a new career-high with 28 points in the loss at Hofstra, and recorded her 10th double-double of her career against Bryant.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League with 19.0 points per game. She currently has 940 total points in her career.
• The Crusaders finished their 2016-2017 campaign with an overall record of 8-22, and a 6-12 mark in the Patriot League.
• Manis was named the 2016-2017 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, while Katie Doherty earned Academic All-Patriot League honors.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 5-0 all-time against Brown.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, Holy Cross defeated the Bears 83-66 at the Hart Center.
• The two programs first met during the 1981-1982 season, with the Crusaders defeating Brown in Providence by a score of 71-60.
• This will be the fourth game the Crusaders have played at Brown, and the first since Jan. 16, 2012.
LAST TIME OUT
• Sophomore Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with 19 points, 13 rebounds and six steals; as the Crusaders edged Bryant by a score of 59-57 in overtime at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed also turned in a strong performance for the Crusaders, totaling 15 points with four rebounds and three assists.
• Senior Tricia Byrne registered 12 points for Holy Cross while adding six rebounds and a game-high five assists.
• The Bulldogs were led by Sydney Holloway, who added 24 points with 13 rebounds.
• Bryant had the edge in rebounds at 46-39. Holy Cross shot 37.3 percent from the field, while the Bulldogs shot 37.5 percent.
• In total, the lead changed 13 times while it was tied on three occasions.
• The Crusaders held on in the closing minutes, and tied the game up with a layup from Manis in the closing seconds to tie the game at 50-50.
• The Crusaders jumped out to a seven-point advantage in overtime and never surrendered their lead, earning a 59-57 victory.
SCOUTING REPORT ON BROWN
• Bryant enters Wednesday night’s contest with a 4-1 overall record, having earned victories over Bryant (85-62), Central Conn. State (78-55), Hampton (73-66) and Pacific (74-57).
• Brown is coming off a season in which it went 17-13 with a 7-7 mark in the Ivy League. The Bears were eliminated by Pennsylvania in the Ivy League Semifinals, and went 1-1 in the WBI.
• Taylor Will leads Brown in scoring, averaging 18.4 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent.
• Erika Steeves is the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 10.8 boards per game.
• Head coach Sarah Behn is in her fourth season with the Bears.
• Following the game at Brown, the Crusaders will return home to take on Albany at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 12:05 p.m.
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.