Women's Basketball Set To Host American On Senior Day
|Holy Cross (6-19, 4-10) vs. American (12-13, 9-5)|
|Date / Time:||February 18, 2017 / 1:05 p.m.|
|Arena:||Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex (3,536)|
|Series:||Holy Cross leads, 21-15|
|Last Meeting:||Holy Cross 61, American 60 on Jan. 22, 2017|
|Radio:||Emmanuel Radio, 1230 AM/970 AM
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Patriot League Network
|Live Stats:||Neulion Live Stats|
|Notes:||Holy Cross | American|
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SETTING THE STAGE
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its Patriot League slate on Saturday, as the Crusaders host American at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex at 1:05 p.m.
• Saturday’s game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network via PatriotLeague.TV.
• This will be the 37th all-time meeting between the Crusaders and the Eagles, with Holy Cross holding the series edge at 21-15.
• In games played in Worcester, the Crusaders hold the series edge at 11-6.
• In the last meeting, Holy Cross erased a 16 point deficit to defeat American by a score of 61-60 on Jan. 22 in Washington, D.C.
• Holy Cross won the first-ever meeting between the two programs on Dec. 3, 2000 by a score of 67-62 at American.
LAST TIME OUT
• Junior guard Tricia Byrne registered 13 points while shooting 5-for-9 on the night.
• Freshman forward Lauren Manis notched 10 points with a team-high seven rebounds and four steals.
• Both teams started out strong early in the game, with each team notching eight points before the midway point of the quarter.
• Holy Cross then put together a 6-2 run to take the lead, but Army West Point regained the advantage before the end of the first to lead 18-17.
• The Black Knights outscored the Crusaders 17-4 in the second quarter to take a 35-21 lead into the second half.
• Army maintained its lead through the third quarter, taking a 49-32 advantage into the fourth.
• Holy Cross held the Black Knights to 11 points in the fourth, but were unable to cut the deficit set by Army.
• 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 6-19 on the season with a 4-10 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 13 times this season, and ranks third in the Patriot League with 7.7 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 4.2.
SCOUTING REPORT ON AMERICAN
• The Eagles are coming off a 75-45 victory over Lafayette this past Wednesday.
• American enters Saturday’s contest with a 12-13 overall record and a 9-5 mark in Patriot League play.
• Emily Kinneston has been the leading scorer for the Eagles, averaging 13.2 points per game while shooting 45.7 percent on the year.
• Cecily Carl leads American in rebounding, averaging 6.0 boards per game.
• Head coach Megan Gebbia is in her fourth season with American.
• The Eagles went 8-23 last season with a 5-13 record in the Patriot League. After earning a first round victory over Boston U., American was eliminated in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament by Bucknell.
• Prior to Saturday’s game, Holy Cross will honor senior forward Madelyn Ganser for her hard work and dedication to the program on and off the court over the past four years.
• Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 22, as the Crusaders travel to Baltimore, Md. to take on Loyola (Md.) at 7:00 p.m.
• The game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network at PatriotLeague.TV.
Make sure to visit the Holy Cross Team Shop during Saturday’s women’s basketball game against American, to receive 10 percent off the Item of the Game!
BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON
• Single-game 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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