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Women's Basketball Heads To Colgate Wednesday Night

Holy Cross Athletics   01-31-2017
Holy Cross (5-15, 3-6) vs. Colgate (6-14, 3-6)
Date / Time: February 1, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.
Location: Hamilton, N.Y.
Arena: Cotterell Court (1,750)
Series: Holy Cross leads, 52-6
Last Meeting: Colgate 62, Holy Cross 54 on Jan. 5, 2016
Television:

None

Radio: Emmanuel Radio, 1230 AM/970 AM
Bob Fouracre, play-by-play
Live Video:

Patriot League Network

Live Stats: StatBroadcast
Live Tweets: @HCrossWBB
Notes: Holy Cross | Colgate
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SETTING THE STAGE      

• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its Patriot League slate on Wednesday night, as the Crusaders travel to Hamilton, N.Y. to take on Colgate.

• Wednesday’s game can be viewed via live stream on the Patriot League Network (PatriotLeague.tv), and can be heard on Emmanuel Radio on 1230 AM and 1230radio.com.

• This will be the 59th all-time meeting between Holy Cross and Colgate, with the Crusaders holding the series edge at 52-6.

• In games played in Hamilton, Holy Cross owns a 23-4 all-time record.

• In the last meeting, Colgate earned a 62-54 win over the Crusaders in Worcester earlier this season.

• Holy Cross won the first-ever meeting between the two programs on Jan. 31, 1991, as the Crusaders defeated the Raiders in Worcester, 95-72.

• The Crusaders had won their previous three games against Colgate prior to this season.

LAST TIME OUT

• Freshman forward Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with 25 points and tied for the team-lead with seven rebounds.

• Junior guard Tricia Byrne registered 17 points and tallied six assists.

• Also scoring in double figures was junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed with 12 points.

• After a back-and-forth start to the game, Navy jumped out to a 14-9 lead at the five minute mark of the first.

• The Midshipmen maintained their lead and took a 28-19 advantage into the second quarter.

• Holy Cross cut the deficit to three points midway through the second quarter, making it 32-29.

• At the half, Navy held a 47-39 lead over the Crusaders.

• The Crusaders outscored the Midshipmen 19-15 in the third quarter to make it a four-point game heading into the fourth.

• Holy Cross tied the game with 3:54 remaining with a layup from freshman center Megan Swords, but could not regain the lead in the final minutes of play, as Navy held on for the narrow win.

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 are 5-15 on the season with a 3-6 mark in Patriot League play. They have won three of their last five games heading into Wednesday.

• Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, who was selected to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team in 2015-2016, has scored in double figures in 15 games so far this season, while leading the Crusaders in scoring 11 times.

• She earned Crusader of the Week honors on Jan. 16 after posting a double-double against Lehigh and 20 points at Lafayette.

• Freshman forward Lauren Manis has led Holy Cross in rebounding 11 times this season, and ranks third in the Patriot League with 8.3 rebounds per game.

• Manis notched her seventh double-double of the season at American, notching 19 points with a career-high 14 rebounds.

• She notched a new career-high with 25 points against Navy on Jan. 28 to earn her Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors for the third time this season.

• Junior guard Tricia Byrne notched a new career-high in rebounds with eight boards at American.

• Holy Cross ranks first in the Patriot League in blocks per game with 4.4.

SCOUTING REPORT ON COLGATE

• The Raiders are coming off a 73-62 loss to American this past Saturday in Hamilton.

• Colgate enters Wednesday night’s contest with a 6-14 overall record and a 3-6 mark in Patriot League play.

• Colgate has earned league wins over Boston U., Holy Cross and Lafayette this season.

• Katie Curtis leads the Raiders in scoring so far this season, averaging 14.1 points per game while shooting 42.8 % from the field.

• Mylah Chandler has been the leading rebounder for Colgate, posting an average of 6.7 boards per game.

• Head coach Bill Cleary is currently in his first season with the Raiders.

UP NEXT             

• Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 4, as the Crusaders play host to Bucknell at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 12:05 p.m.

• The game will be broadcast live on the American Sports Network, and can also be viewed 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.

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