Lauren Manis notched 17 points
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Lauren Manis notched 17 points

Women’s Basketball Falls To Lafayette

Holy Cross Athletics   02-08-2017

THE BASICS

  • Score:  Lafayette 85, Holy Cross 70
  • Records: Holy Cross (6-17, 4-8 Patriot League); Lafayette (2-22, 1-11 Patriot League)
  • Location: Worcester, Mass. (Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex)
  • Date: February 4, 2017
  • The Lead: Four Crusaders scored in double figures, but Holy Cross fell to Lafayette by a score of 85-70 on Wednesday night in Worcester.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Junior guards Tricia Byrne and Katie Doherty both tied for the team lead with 18 points each. Doherty led Holy Cross with four three point field goals.
  • Also scoring in double figures were freshman forward Lauren Manis with 17, and junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed with 12.
  • Olivia Gumbs led the Leopards with 25 points off 10 field goals on the night.
  • Harriet Ottewill-Soulsby also had a strong night for Lafayette offensively, notching 15 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Leopards got off to a strong start, outscoring the Crusaders 20-15 in the first quarter.
  • Holy Cross battled back to make it a one-point game late in the second, as they trailed 37-36 with just over a minute to go in the half.
  • Lafayette took a 39-36 lead into the locker room at halftime.
  • The Crusaders began the second half with an 11-0 run to take a 47-39 lead.
  • Lafayette would regain the lead before heading into the fourth quarter up 56-51
  • The Leopards outscored Holy Cross 29-19 in the fourth to secure the final score.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • Byrne set a new career-high in scoring with 18 points.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross will return to action this Saturday, Feb. 11, as the Crusaders travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Lehigh at 2:00 p.m.

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