Infiniti Thomas-Waheed Scored the game-winning basket with four seconds remaining
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Infiniti Thomas-Waheed Scored the game-winning basket with four seconds remaining

Women’s Basketball Rallies For 61-60 Victory Over American

Holy Cross Athletics   01-22-2017

THE BASICS

  • Score:  Holy Cross 61, American 60
  • Records: Holy Cross (5-14, 3-5 Patriot League); American (8-11, 5-3 Patriot League)
  • Location: Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
  • Date: January 22, 2017
  • The Lead: Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed put Holy Cross up by one with four seconds remaining, as the Crusaders defeated American 61-60 on Sunday afternoon at Bender Arena in Washington, D.C.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Freshman forward Lauren Manis registered a double-double with a team-leading 19 points and 14 rebounds.
  • Junior guard Tricia Byrne posted 14 points with a team-high five assists.
  • Thomas-Waheed also scored in double figures, notching 10 points in the win.
  • Emily Kinneston led American with 18 points and six rebounds.
  • Lauren Crisler shot 8-for-9 on the day for the Eagles to post 16 points

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • American got off to a strong start, outscoring the Crusaders 19-5 in the first quarter.
  • Holy Cross responded with an 8-2 run to begin the second quarter, cutting the deficit to eight points.
  • The Crusaders would post 23 points in the second to head into halftime down by seven (35-28).
  • Holy Cross put together a 16-0 run in the third quarter to gain an eight point lead as they headed into the fourth (48-40).
  • The Crusaders maintained their lead throughout the fourth, until American managed to tie the game with a layup in the final ten seconds of play.
  • Thomas-Waheed drew a foul with just four seconds remaining, and scored the game-winning basket with a free throw to make it 61-60.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • The Crusaders are now 21-15 all-time against the Eagles, and 10-9 in games played at American.
  • Holy Cross has now won four-straight games against the Eagles.
  • Manis registered her seventh double-double of the season, and tallied a career-high 14 rebounds.
  • Byrne notched her 100th career steal in the win.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 28, as the Crusaders play host to Navy at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 1:00 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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