Thomas-Waheed Leads Holy Cross In 60-57 Victory At Boston University
BOSTON, Mass. – Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed led the Holy Cross women’s basketball team with 15 points, as the Crusaders defeated Boston University 60-57 on Saturday afternoon.
Thomas-Waheed posted 15 points and added a pair of steals with two rebounds. Sophomore Lauren Manis also played a key role for Holy Cross (8-9, 3-3), adding 13 points with five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Sophomore Madalyn Smith finished the game with nine points and two assists. Boston University (8-8, 3-3) was led by Nia Irving, who tallied 21 points and added eight rebounds. Corrine Williams also scored in double figures for the Terriers, notching 10 points with seven rebounds and four assists.
BU shot 45.2% (19-42) from the field, while the Crusaders hit 32.8% (22-67) of their attempts. The Terriers held the edge in rebounding, 40-30. The lead changed 13 times during the game, with the score being tied at six different points throughout the contest.
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.
- She tallied 15 points with two steals and a pair of rebounds.
HOW IT HAPPENED
- BU scored the first eight points of the game before Holy Cross made a 10-2 run before the end of the first to make it 12-10 in the Terriers’ favor before heading into the second.
- The Crusaders managed to gain a narrow lead twice, but BU regained control of its advantage and went into halftime with a 32-26 lead.
- The Terriers led by 10 points early in the third, but Holy Cross responded with an 11-2 run to get within one point, and took a 42-40 lead at the end of the quarter with a three-point play from Smith.
- Both teams battled back and forth throughout the fourth quarter with the lead changing eight times and neither side leading by more than three points. The Crusaders took the lead for good with a layup from Thomas-Waheed with 32 seconds remaining and despite a late field goal from BU, held on for a three-point victory after a pair of free throws from the senior with five seconds remaining.
THE TURNPIKE TROPHY
- Saturday’s game was a part of the 2017-2018 Turnpike Trophy rivalry series between Holy Cross and Boston University.
- The series awards points for all head-to-head victories in both the regular season and postseason, with the Turnpike Trophy going to the school which accumulates the most points at the end of the academic year. With the win over the Terriers Saturday, the series is now 5-3 in favor of BU.
- Thomas-Waheed was selected as the Turnpike Trophy MVP following the game.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
- The Crusaders scored 20 points off turnovers, while BU tallied 11.
- Holy Cross held the Terriers without a three-point field goal, marking the second time this season they’ve held a team to less than 10% shooting behind the arc.
- The Crusaders shot 77.8% (7-9) from the charity stripe, while BU hit 76.0% (19-25) of its free throws.
- Holy Cross returns to action this Wednesday, Jan. 17, as the Crusaders travel to Army West Point for a 7:00 p.m. game.