Women's Basketball Set To Begin Season At UMass Lowell
HOLY CROSS OPENS THE 2017-2018 SEASON AT UMASS LOWELL
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is set to begin its 2017-2018 season on Sunday afternoon as the Crusaders take on UMass Lowell on the road.
• Sunday’s game will be streamed live via ESPN3 (espn.com/watch) online, and will also be broadcast on Emmanuel Radio (1230 AM | 1230radio.com) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• The Crusaders finished their 2016-2017 campaign with an overall record of 8-22, and a 6-12 mark in the Patriot League.
• Holy Cross was eliminated by Lafayette in the first round of the Patriot League Tournament at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex in Worcester.
• The Crusaders had two student-athletes (Infiniti Thomas-Waheed and Lauren Manis) complete the year averaging double-digit points per game.
• Lauren Manis was named the 2016-2017 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, while Katie Doherty earned Academic All-Patriot League honors.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 7-3 all-time against UMass Lowell.
• Holy Cross last met the River Hawks during the 2016-2017 season, when the Crusaders won 62-47 in Worcester.
• In the last meeting between these two teams, Lauren Manis led the Crusaders with 22 points, while Amy Hasenauer posted ten rebounds.
• In games played in Lowell, Holy Cross leads the all-time series at 3-2.
• The teams first met during the 1976-1977 season, when UMass Lowell earned a 57-49 victory.
LAST TIME OUT
• Holy Cross registered a 61-41 victory over Assumption in exhibition play on Nov. 4 at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis totaled 22 points with 12 rebounds, two blocks and two assists.
• Freshman Jenay Faulkner also finished the game in double-digits, adding 12 points along with a game-high four steals and four rebounds.
• Sophomore Kathryn Pedi notched nine points while shooting 3-for-4 from beyond the arc.
• Sophomore Nicole Morris posted a game-high four assists while scoring six points and adding a pair of steals.
• The Crusaders made 46.8% of their field goal attempts, while holding the Greyhounds to just 27.3% shooting.
• Holy Cross held the advantage in rebounds, 37-32, and posted nine steals with five blocks on the defensive side of the ball.
SCOUTING REPORT ON UMASS LOWELL
• UMass Lowell began its 2017-2018 season on Friday night, falling to Rhode Island by a score of 64-81in Kingston, R.I.
• The River Hawks went 3-26 overall with an 0-16 record in America East during the 2016-2017 season.
• Paula Lopez led UMass Lowell with 19 points in the first game of the season.
• Kayla Gibbs was the leading rebounder for the River Hawks in the loss with nine, and also had a strong night offensively with 17 points scored.
• Head coach Jenerrie Harris is currently in her fourth year coaching the River Hawks.
• UMass Lowell is in its first season of eligibility for the NCAA Tournament, having become a Division I program prior to the 2013-2014 season.
• Following the game at UMass Lowell, Holy Cross will travel to Marist for a 7:00 p.m. game on Tuesday, Nov. 14.
Season and 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.