Katie Doherty notched a career-high five three-point field goals
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Mark Seliger Photography
Katie Doherty notched a career-high five three-point field goals

Women’s Basketball Edged By UMass, 69-66

Holy Cross Athletics   12-18-2016

THE BASICS

  • Score:  UMass 69, Holy Cross 66
  • Records: Holy Cross (2-8); UMass (6-6)
  • Location: Amherst, Mass. (Mullins Center)
  • Date: December 18, 2016
  • The Lead: Four Crusaders scored in double figures as Holy Cross came up short to UMass, 69-66, on Sunday afternoon at the Mullins Center.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed led the Crusaders with 19 points and added seven assists.
  • Junior guard Katie Doherty notched 15 points while shooting 5-for-8 from behind the arc.
  • Also scoring in double figures for the Crusaders were freshman guard Madison Springfield (11) and freshman forward Lauren Manis (10).
  • Hailey Leidel led the Minutewomen with 21 points, shooting 6-for-10 from the field.
  • Maggie Mulligan led UMass with 12 rebounds and scored nine points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Crusaders started out strong and jumped out to a 13-7 lead early in the first quarter.
  • After entering the second quarter with a 21-14 advantage, Holy Cross went on a 7-0 run to extend its lead.
  • The Crusaders outscored UMass 22-11 in the second quarter to take a 43-25 lead into the locker room at halftime.
  • The Minutewomen responded with a strong third quarter, outscoring the Crusaders 24-9 to enter the fourth down 52-49.
  • Both teams battled back-and-forth throughout the fourth quarter, before UMass gained a 65-64 lead with 1:53 remaining in the game.
  • The Crusaders inbounded the ball for the final time with just two seconds remaining down by three, but they were unable to find the tying basket, sealing the 69-66 final.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Thomas-Waheed registered a new career-high with seven assists.
  • Doherty registered a new career-high with five three pointers while notching a season-high 15 points.
  • Freshman guard Madison Springfield scored 11 points to set a new career-high.
  • The Crusaders notched 12 three-point field goals, just one shy of the school record which was last reached against Lehigh on Feb. 10, 2013.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross is back in action this Wednesday, Dec. 21, as the Crusaders travel to Tempe, Ariz. to take on Arizona State 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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