Women's Basketball Entertains Army West Point Wednesday Night
|Holy Cross (4-13, 2-4) vs. Army West Point (13-4, 4-2)|
|Date / Time:||January 18, 2017 / 7:05 p.m.|
|Arena:||Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex (3,536)|
|Series:||Holy Cross leads, 34-26|
|Last Meeting:||Army West Point 80, Holy Cross 49 on 2/17/16|
|Radio:||Emmanuel Radio, 1230 AM/970 AM
Bob Fouracre, play-by-play
|Live Video:||Patriot League Network|
|Live Stats:||Neulion Live Stats|
|Notes:||Holy Cross | Army West Point|
|HC Links:||Tickets | Shop|
|Social Media:||Facebook | Twitter|
SETTING THE STAGE
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its Patriot League slate on Wednesday night as the Crusaders prepare to host Army West Point at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• Wednesday’s game can be viewed via live stream on the Patriot League Network (PatriotLeague.tv), and will be broadcast on Emmanuel Radio (1230 AM) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
• This will be the 61st all-time meeting between the Crusaders and Black Knights, with Holy Cross holding the series edge at 34-26.
• In games played in Worcester, Holy Cross leads the all-time series at 18-11.
• In the last meeting, Army West Point earned a 80-49 victory over the Crusaders on Feb. 17, 2016.
• Holy Cross won the first-ever meeting between the two programs on Jan. 23, 1991 by a score of 67-57.
• The Black Knights have won the last five games between the two teams.
LAST TIME OUT
• Freshman forward Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with 22 points while shooting 8-for-12 and registering seven rebounds.
• Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed earned a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds while tying for the team-lead with three blocks.
• Junior guard Tricia Byrne also scored in double figures, adding 11 points with four assists and five rebounds.
• The Crusaders led by as many as 13 points while outscoring the Mountain Hawks 24-15 in the first quarter.
• Lehigh cut the deficit to nine points early on in the second, but Holy Cross would regain control and pull ahead 39-25 before heading to the locker room at halftime.
• Lehigh had its best quarter in the third, outscoring Holy Cross 10-6 to make it 45-35 as they headed into the fourth.
• After scoring the first five points of the fourth quarter, the Crusaders would not let Lehigh any closer than 10 points for the remainder of the game.
• The Crusaders outscored Lehigh 6-0 in the final three minutes of play to close out the game with their largest lead of the day at 65-47.
• 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 12 games so far this season, while leading the Crusaders in scoring 10 times.
• She earned Crusader of the Week honors after posting a double-double against Lehigh and 20 points at Lafayette.
• Freshman forward Lauren Manis has led Holy Cross in rebounding eight times this season, and ranks third in the Patriot League with 7.8 rebounds per game..
• Manis notched her fifth double-double of the season at Navy with 11 points and 11 rebounds.
• She earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors for the second time after posting 22 points against Lehigh.
• Junior guard Tricia Byrne notched a new career-high with 16 points in the win at Lafayette.
• Holy Cross ranks first in the Patriot League in blocks per game with 4.6.
SCOUTING REPORT ON ARMY WEST POINT
• The Black Knights are coming off a 53-51 victory over American on Sunday afternoon.
• Army enters Wednesday night’s game with a 13-4 overall record, and a 4-2 mark in Patriot League play.
• The Black Knights have also earned league wins over Colgate (76-69), Lafayette (76-73, 3OT) and Lehigh (75-71).
• Madison Hovren has been the top scorer for Army this season, averaging 20.6 points per game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field.
• Hovren also leads the Black Knights in rebounding, averaging 10.8 rebounds per game.
• Head coach Dave Magarity is in his 12th season with Army.
• Army West Point went 29-3 in 2015-2016, and claimed the Patriot League Championship title with a 69-51 win over Loyola (Md.). They were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by No. 4 Syracuse, 73-56.
• Holy Cross returns to action this Sunday, Jan. 22, as the Crusaders travel to Washington, D.C. to take on American in Patriot League action at 1:00 p.m.
• The game will be streamed live online via the Patriot League Network.
Make sure to visit the Holy Cross Team Shop during Wednesday’s women’s basketball game against Army West Point, to receive 10 percent off the Item of the Game!
BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON
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