Women's Basketball Faces Army West Point On The Road Wednesday
|Holy Cross (6-18, 4-9) vs. Army West Point (18-6, 9-4)|
|Date / Time:||February 15, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.|
|Location:||West Point, N.Y.|
|Arena:||Christl Arena (5,043)|
|Series:||Holy Cross leads, 34-27|
|Last Meeting:||Army West Point 67, Holy Cross 59 on 1/18/17|
|Radio:||Emmanuel Radio, 1230 AM/970 AM
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|Live Stats:||Sidearm Live Stats|
|Notes:||Holy Cross | Army West Point|
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SETTING THE STAGE
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its Patriot League slate on Wednesday, as the Crusaders travel to West Point, N.Y. to take on Army West Point at 7:00 p.m.
• Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network via PatriotLeague.TV.
• This will be the 62nd all-time meeting between the Crusaders and the Black Knights, with Holy Cross holding the series edge at 34-27.
• In games played in West Point, the Crusaders lead the all-time series at 15-14.
• In the last meeting, the Black Knights defeated Holy Cross by a score of 67-59 on Jan. 18 earlier this season in Worcester.
• Holy Cross won the first-ever meeting between the two programs on Jan. 23, 1991 by a score of 67-57 in Worcester.
LAST TIME OUT
• Junior guard Tricia Byrne led the Crusaders with 18 points, shooting 4-for-6 on the day.
• Junior guard Infiniti Thomas-Waheed notched 16 points with five rebounds and a pair of assists.
• Freshman forward Lauren Manis also scored in double figures for Holy Cross, notching 16 points with three steals and two blocks.
• Lehigh started strong out of the gate, outscoring Holy Cross 19-11 through the first quarter.
• The Crusaders responded in the second period, posting 10-0 run to make it a three-point game with 4:01 remaining in the half.
• The Mountain Hawks were able to maintain their lead and take a 39-30 lead into the locker room at the half.
• Holy Cross and Lehigh battled back-and-forth throughout the third quarter, as the Mountain Hawks narrowly outscored the Crusaders 20-19.
• Holy Cross cut the deficit to single digits early on in the fourth, but Lehigh posted 21 points in the final frame to secure the 80-64 final.
• 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 6-18 on the season with a 4-9 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 18 games so far this season, while leading the Crusaders in scoring 12 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 7.8 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 second in the Patriot League in blocks per game with 4.3.
SCOUTING REPORT ON ARMY WEST POINT
• The Black Knights are coming off a 68-57 victory over American on Saturday afternoon.
• Army enters Wednesday night’s game with an 18-6 overall record, and a 9-4 mark in Patriot League play.
• Madison Hovren has been the top scorer for Army this season, averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting 47.3 percent from the field.
• Hovren also leads the Black Knights in rebounding, averaging 10.5 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 on Saturday, Feb. 18, as the Crusaders play host to American on Senior Day at 1:05 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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