Women's Basketball Closes Regular Season At Lehigh
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team returns to action on Wednesday, as the Crusaders head to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Lehigh. Wednesday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network on PatriotLeague.TV. In addition, the game will be broadcast on Emmanuel Radio (1230 AM | 1230radio.com) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently defeated Colgate 61-52 this past Saturday on Senior Day.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 17.9 points per game and ranks fifth in rebounds per game with 8.8.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League in scoring with 16.5 points per game. She notched her 1,000th career point in the win over Vermont with a jump shot in the third quarter, becoming the 33rd player in program history to reach the milestone.
• Freshman Jenay Faulkner earned the first double-double of her career at American with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• Head Coach Bill Gibbons earned his 600th career victory with the win over Colgate, making him the 21st active Division I coach to reach the milestone.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 43-23 all-time against Lehigh.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, Holy Cross defeated the Mountain Hawks 54-49 on Jan. 5 earlier this season in Worcester.
• The first meeting between these teams took place on Feb. 2, 1991, with the Crusaders winning 75-55 in Worcester.
• In games played at Lehigh, Holy Cross leads the all-time series at 15-12.
LAST TIME OUT
• Head Coach Bill Gibbons recorded the 600th victory of his career, as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team earned a 61-52 win over Colgate on Senior Day at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• The Crusaders (11-17, 6-11) were led by sophomore Lauren Manis and senior Tricia Byrne, who each tallied 13 points.
• Manis earned her ninth double-double of the season by adding 10 rebounds, while Byrne also notched five steals with four boards.
• Senior Katie Doherty also scored in double-digits, adding 12 points while shooting 5-for-8.
• Colgate (6-22, 2-15) was led by Tegan Graham, who notched 11 points while shooting 4-for-8.
• The Raiders shot 37.3% (22-59) from the field, while Holy Cross posted 34.5% (20-58) of its field goals.
• From three-point range, the Crusaders shot 45.5% (10-22), while holding Colgate to 27.8% (5-18).
• Holy Cross made 73.3% (11-15) of its free throws, as the Raiders shot 42.9% (3-7) from the charity stripe.
SCOUTING REPORT ON LEHIGH
• Lehigh enters Wednesday night’s contest with a 15-13 overall record, and a 9-8 mark in the Patriot League. They were victorious in their last two games, and most recently defeated Lafayette this past Saturday.
• The Mountain Hawks have secure a bye to the quarterfinal round, and stand tied with Army West Point for fourth place. They will either host the Black Knights or travel to West Point, N.Y. for their quarterfinal game.
• Quinci Mann leads Lehigh’s offense at 14.1 points per game, shooting 41.1% for the season.
• Camryn Buhr is the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 6.6 boards per game.
• Head coach Sue Troyan is in her 23rd season with Lehigh.
• Wednesday’s game marks the end of the regular season. The Crusaders will either play in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament this Saturday, March 3, or head to Navy for the quarterfinal round on Monday, March 5.