Katie Doherty
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Katie Doherty

Women's Basketball Edged By Lafayette In Patriot League Tournament

Holy Cross Athletics   03-04-2017

THE BASICS

  • Score: Lafayette 58, Holy Cross 54
  • Records: Holy Cross (8-22, 6-13 Patriot League); Lafayette (4-27, 3-16 Patriot League)
  • Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex)
  • Date:March 4, 2017
  • The Lead: Holy Cross posted 29 points in the fourth quarter, but fell to Lafayette by a score of 58-54 on Saturday afternoon in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Freshman forward Lauren Manis earned a double-double to lead the Crusaders with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
  • Freshman guard Madison Springfield also scored in double digits, posting 11 points while shooting 3-for-5 from behind the arc.
  • Olivia Gumbs earned a double-double for Lafayette, posting 20 points with 15 rebounds.

POSTGAME PRESS CONFERENCE

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Lafayette got off to a strong start, jumping out to an 11-4 lead over the Crusaders in the opening five minutes.
  • The Leopards grew their lead to 16-5 before the end of the first quarter.
  • Lafayette maintained their momentum throughout the second quarter, and took a 28-14 advantage to the break at halftime.
  • After outscoring the Crusaders 12-11 in the third quarter, it was 40-25 in favor of the Leopards entering the fourth.
  • In the fourth quarter, Holy Cross scored 12 unanswered points to make it 46-43 with 3:19 remaining.
  • With four seconds remaining, Springfield hit a three to make it a one point game, but the Leopards were able to maintain possession in the final seconds to hold on for the win.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Manis’ double-double was her eighth of the season.

UP NEXT

  • The 2016-2017 season has concluded.

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