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Women's Basketball Heads To Navy Monday Afternoon

Holy Cross Athletics   01-01-2017
Holy Cross (2-10, 0-1) vs. Navy (7-5, 0-1)
Date / Time: January 2, 2016 / 1:00 p.m.
Location: Annapolis, Md.
Arena: Alumni Hall (5,710)
Series: Holy Cross leads, 42-17
Last Meeting: Navy 50, Holy Cross 49 on 1/30/16
Television:

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Radio: None
Live Video: Patriot League Network
Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Live Tweets: @HCrossWBB
Notes: Holy Cross | Navy
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SETTING THE STAGE      

• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its Patriot League slate on Monday afternoon, as the Crusaders travel to Annapolis, Md. to face Navy at 1:00 p.m.

• Friday’s game can be viewed via live stream on the Patriot League Network (PatriotLeague.tv)

• This will be the 60th all-time meeting between the Crusaders and the Midshipmen, with Holy Cross holding the series edge at 42-17.

• The Crusaders won the first-ever meeting between the two programs, 75-62, on Jan. 18, 1992 in Annapolis.

• In the last meeting between the two teams, Navy defeated Holy Cross 50-49 on Jan. 30, 2016 in Annapolis.

• In game played at Navy, Holy Cross leads the all-time series at 19-10.

• Prior to Navy’s victory over the Crusaders last season, Holy Cross had defeated the Midshipmen in the previous four meetings.

LAST TIME OUT

• Junior guard Katie Doherty registered 13 points for the Crusaders while leading Holy Cross with three field goals from behind the arc.

• Junior guard Tricia Byrne registered 12 points while leading the Crusaders with three steals.

• Freshman forward Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with nine rebounds while posting 11 points.

• The Crusaders notched the first five points of the game, and took a 7-2 lead over Boston University early on in the first quarter.

• The Terriers then went on a 22-7 run to surge ahead of Holy Cross, and held a 24-15 advantage at the end of the first.

• Boston University outscored the Crusaders 14-7 in the second quarter to take a 38-22 lead into the locker room at halftime.

• The Terriers maintained their lead in the opening stages of the third quarter, but Holy Cross outscored Boston University 11-10 to cut the deficit heading into the fourth.

• The Crusaders began the fourth quarter with a 9-4 run to make it 52-42 in favor of the Terriers.

• Holy Cross cut the deficit to nine points with 2:27 remaining, but would get no closer as Boston University pulled ahead for the 66-49 victory.

OPENING TIPS  

• Holy Cross was picked to finish fourth in the 2016-2017 Patriot League preseason poll, as voted on by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors.

• The Crusaders finished fifth last year in the Patriot League with a 10-8 record, while they posted a 13-17 overall mark.

• Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, who was selected to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team in 2015-2016, notched a new career-high 23 points against Bryant, and a new career-high with seven assists at UMass.

• She has scored in double figures in nine of 12 games so far this season, while leading the Crusaders in scoring eight times.

• The Crusaders welcomed six freshmen to the squad this season in Lauren Manis, Nicole Morris, Kathryn Pedi, Madalyn Smith, Madison Springfield and Megan Swords.

• Manis has led Holy Cross in rebounding seven times this season, and ranks third in the Patriot League with 8.3 rebounds per game.

• Manis has earned double-digit rebounds five times, and has tallied four double-doubles on the year.

• Manis registered a new career-high with 22 points in the win over UMass Lowell, earning her Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors for the first time.

• Junior forward Amy Hasenauer ranks fourth in the Patriot League with 1.7 blocks per game. She tied her career-high with four blocks against Boston University.

SCOUTING REPORT ON NAVY

• Navy is coming off a 67-64 loss to Bucknell in its first Patriot League game of the season.

• The Midshipmen enter Monday afternoon’s game with a 7-5 overall record and an 0-1 mark in Patriot League play.

• Sarita Condie leads Navy in scoring this season with 12.3 points per game.

• Justice Swett has been the top rebounder for the Midshipmen this season, averaging 6.5 boards per game.

• Head coach Stefanie Pemper is in her ninth season with Navy, and has posted an overall record of 155-109 in that time.

• The Midshipmen went 15-15 last season with a 9-9 record in the Patriot League. They were eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament.

• The Midshipmen are three-time Patriot League Champions, having most recently won the conference in 2013.

UP NEXT             

• Holy Cross returns to action on Thursday, Jan. 5, as the Crusaders play host to Colgate in Worcester at 11:15 a.m.

• The game will be streamed live online via the Patriot League Network.

BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON

• Single-game tickets, season tickets and mini plans 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.

STAY CONNECTED

• For everything Holy Cross women’s basketball, follow the team on Twitter (@HCrossWBB), on Facebook and on Instagram. You can also subscribe for email alerts for all news and information on the team by clicking here.

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