Women's Basketball Travels To Lehigh On Saturday
|Holy Cross (6-17, 4-8) vs. Lehigh (7-16, 2-10)|
|Date / Time:||February 10, 2017 / 2:00 p.m.|
|Arena:||Stabler Arena (6,200)|
|Series:||Holy Cross leads, 42-22|
|Last Meeting:||Holy Cross 65, Lehigh 47 on 1/14/17|
|Radio:||Emmanuel Radio, 1230 AM/970 AM
Bob Fouracre, play-by-play
|Live Stats:||Sidearm Live Stats|
|Notes:||Holy Cross | Lehigh|
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SETTING THE STAGE
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its Patriot League slate on Saturday, as the Crusaders travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Lehigh at 2:00 p.m.
• Saturday’s game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network via PatriotLeague.TV.
• This will be the 65th all-time meeting between the Crusaders and the Mountain Hawks, with Holy Cross holding the series edge at 42-22.
• In games played in Bethlehem, the Crusaders lead the all-time series at 15-12.
• In the last meeting, the Crusaders defeated Lehigh by a score of 65-47 on Jan. 14, 2017 in Worcester.
• Holy Cross won the first-ever meeting between the two programs on Feb. 2, 1991 by a score of 75-55 in Worcester.
LAST TIME OUT
• 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.
• 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 6-17 on the season with a 4-8 mark in Patriot League play.
• Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, who was selected to the Patriot League All-Defensive Team in 2015-2016, has scored in double figures in 16 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.
• Thomas-Waheed registered a new career-high with 26 points in the win over Bucknell.
• Junior guard Tricia Byrne registered new career-highs with 18 points and nine assists against Lafayette.
• Freshman forward Lauren Manis has led Holy Cross in rebounding 12 times this season, and ranks third in the Patriot League with 8.0 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.
• Holy Cross ranks first in the Patriot League in blocks per game with 4.3.
SCOUTING REPORT ON LEHIGH
• Lehigh is coming off a 73-54 loss to Bucknell on Wednesday night in Lewisburg, Pa.
• The Mountains Hawks enter Saturday’s game with a 7-16 overall record, and a 2-10 mark in Patriot League play.
• Lehigh picked up recent conference victories over Loyola (86-69) and Lafayette (56-53).
• Quinci Mann has been the Mountain Hawks’ leading scorer this season, averaging 15.6 points per game.
• Gena Grundhoffer has been the leading rebounder for Lehigh, averaging 4.7 boards per game.
• Head coach Sue Troyan is in her 22nd season with the Mountain Hawks.
• Lehigh posted an 18-13 record last season, and went 10-8 in Patriot League play. They were eliminated in the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament by Army West Point (76-46) after defeating the Crusaders in the quarterfinal round (64-48).
• Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 15, as the Crusaders travel to West Point, N.Y. to face Army West Point at 7:00 p.m.
• The game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network at PatriotLeague.TV.
BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON
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