Holy Cross Heads To Hofstra Tuesday Night
HOLY CROSS TRAVELS TO HOFSTRA TUESDAY
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its season Tuesday night, as the Crusaders take on Hofstra on the road.
• Tuesday’s game will be streamed live via stretch internet on GoHofstra.com, and will also be broadcast on Emmanuel Radio (1230 AM | 1230radio.com) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently earned an 83-56 victory over Rider on the road this past Saturday.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed was named the Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday. Through three games she is averaging 22.0 points per game.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis has been the leading rebounder for Holy Cross, averaging 8.0 boards per game.
• 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.
• 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 6-1 all-time against Hofstra.
• This will be the first meeting between these two programs since the 1994-1995 season, and the first game in Hempstead since the 1986-1987 season.
• Holy Cross defeated the Pride in the last meeting between the two teams on Feb. 16, 1995 by a score of 74-48 in Worcester.
LAST TIME OUT
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed led the Crusaders’ offense with a game-high 22 points, as Holy Cross earned an 83-56 victory over Rider on the road Saturday afternoon at Alumni Gymnasium.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis added 16 points while shooting 6-for-9 from the field and added a team-high seven rebounds with three assists and three steals.
• Senior Tricia Byrne also finished the game in double-digits with 12 points, hitting 7-of-8 free throws and adding two assists.
• Sophomore Nicole Morris finished the game with eight points, while senior Katie Doherty posted seven points in the win.
• Holy Cross shot 48.1% from the field while holding Rider to 29.1% of its attempts.
• The Crusaders were perfect at the free throw line in the fourth quarter, making all 12 attempts from the charity stripe.
•Each team totaled 35 rebounds in the game.
SCOUTING REPORT ON HOFSTRA
• Hofstra enters Tuesday night’s contest with a 1-2 overall record, having defeated UMBC (71-55) and fallen to Stony Brook (49-73) and Hartford (49-60).
• The Pride went 13-18 last year with a 5-13 mark in the CAA. They fell to Elon in the CAA Quarterfinals by a score of 50-78.
• Ashunae Durant leads Hofstra’s offense, averaging 15.0 points per game.
• Durant has also been the leading rebounder for the Pride, grabbing 9.3 boards per game.
• Head coach Krista Kilburn-Steveskey is in her 12th season with Hofstra in 2017-2018.
• Following the game at Hofstra, Holy Cross will host its home opener against Bryant on Sunday, Nov. 26 at 12:05 p.m.
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.