Women's Basketball Heads To Loyola Wednesday Night
|Holy Cross (7-19, 5-10) vs. Loyola (Md.) (9-17, 5-10)|
|Date / Time:||February 22, 2017 / 7:00 p.m.|
|Arena:||Reitz Arena (2,100)|
|Series:||Series Tied, 4-4|
|Last Meeting:||58-45, Loyola on 3/2/2016|
|Live Stats:||Loyola Game Center|
|Notes:||Holy Cross | Loyola|
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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 Baltimore, Md. to take on Loyola (Md.) at 7:00 p.m.
• Wednesday’s game will be broadcast on the Patriot League Network via PatriotLeague.TV.
• This will be the ninth all-time meeting between the Crusaders and the Greyhounds, with the series tied at 4-4.
• In games played in Baltimore, Holy Cross holds the series edge at 2-1.
• In the last meeting, the Greyhounds defeated Holy Cross by a score of 58-45 on March 2, 2016 in Baltimore.
• Holy Cross won the first-ever meeting between the two programs on Jan. 17, 1990 by a score of 82-50 in Worcester.
LAST TIME OUT
• Freshman guard Madalyn Smith led the team with 16 points, including four three-pointers.
• Junior guard Katie Doherty posted 13 points with one assist and four steals.
• Freshman forward Lauren Manis also scored in double-digits, tallying 10 points with five rebounds and three assists.
• Holy Cross had a strong showing in the start of the second half, scoring 10 points. Ultimately, American posted 18 points in the third quarter and increased their lead to 42-30.
• In the exciting final quarter, Holy Cross posted 21 points to take the lead over American.
• In the first three and a half minutes of the final quarter the Crusaders had a series of four three-pointers, three from Smith and one from Doherty. It was junior guard Tricia Byrne’s two good free throws that pushed Holy Cross to take the lead over American with 3:30 remaining.
• The Crusaders held the Eagles to just four points in the fourth quarter.
• 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 7-19 on the season with a 5-10 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.
• Freshman guard Madalyn Smith notched a new career-high with 16 points against American.
• 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 4.0.
SCOUTING REPORT ON LOYOLA
• The Greyhounds are coming off a 76-62 loss at Colgate on Saturday afternoon.
• Loyola enters Wednesday night’s game with a 9-17 record, including a 5-10 mark in Patriot League play.
• Bri Betz-White leads the Greyhounds’ offense, averaging 15.5 points per game while shooting 41.8 percent on the season.
• Stephanie Karcz is currently Loyola’s leading rebounder, averaging 6.2 boards per game.
• Head coach Joe Logan is currently in his 12th season with the Greyhounds.
• Loyola has lost six straight games heading into Wednesday night’s contest.
• Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 25, as the Crusaders travel to Boston University for a 2:00 p.m. start.
• The game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network at PatriotLeague.TV.
BE PART OF THE ACTION THIS SEASON
• Single-game tickets 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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