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Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with 14 points
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Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with 14 points

Women’s Basketball Defeated By Bucknell

Holy Cross Athletics   01-08-2017

THE BASICS

  • Score:  Bucknell 77, Holy Cross 48
  • Records: Holy Cross (2-13, 0-4 Patriot League); Bucknell (12-3, 4-0 Patriot League)
  • Location: Lewisburg, Pa. (Sojka Pavilion)
  • Date: January 8, 2017
  • The Lead: Holy Cross suffered a loss to Bucknell by a score of 77-48 on Sunday afternoon at the Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pa.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Freshman forward Lauren Manis led the Crusaders with 14 points, shooting 6-for-9 from the field.
  • Senior forward Madelyn Ganser led Holy Cross with eight rebounds.
  • Claire DeBoer led Bucknell with 19 points and tallied eight rebounds.
  • Kaitlyn Slagus also scored in double figures for the Bison, tallying 13 points with eight rebounds.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Crusaders started out strong, jumping out to a 6-2 lead early on in the first quarter.
  • Bucknell then went on a 13-5 scoring run to pull ahead 15-11 at the end of the first.
  • Holy Cross responded with a scoring surge in the second, regaining the lead with a jumper from junior guard Tricia Byrne with 4:52 remaining in the half to go up 21-19.
  • The Bison then put together a 13-2 run to end the first half, taking a 32-23 lead into the locker room at halftime.
  • Bucknell extended its lead through the third quarter, outscoring the Crusaders 23-9 to lead 55-32 heading into the fourth.
  • Holy Cross was able to cut the deficit early on in the final quarter, but were outscored 22-16 to secure the final score.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Manis has now scored in double digits 12 times this season, and has led the Crusaders in scoring five times.
  • Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed tied her season-high in steals with four, and has now led Holy Cross in steals 28 times in her career.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross will return to action this Wednesday, Jan. 11, as the Crusaders travel to Easton, Pa. to take on Patriot League foe Lafayette at 7:00 p.m.

BE PART OF THE ACTION

  • 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.

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