Crusaders To Host Bryant In Home Opener Sunday
HOLY CROSS HOSTS BRYANT IN HOME OPENER
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its season Sunday, as the Crusaders play host to Bryant in their home opener at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• Sunday’s game will be streamed live via the Patriot League Network on PatriotLeague.TV, and will also be broadcast on WEEI Radio (1440 AM).
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently fell to Hofstra on the road by a score of 63-69 on Tuesday night.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed was named the Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday. Through four games she is averaging 20.0 points per game. She earned her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds at Hofstra.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 21.8 points per game and ranks ninth in rebounds per game with 7.5. She set a new career-high with 28 points in the loss at Hofstra.
• The Crusaders finished their 2016-2017 campaign with an overall record of 8-22, and a 6-12 mark in the Patriot League.
• 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 8-3 all-time against Hofstra.
• Last season, Bryant earned a narrow 76-74 victory over the Crusaders in overtime in Smithfield, R.I.
• The two programs first met during the 1976-1977 season, with Holy Cross earning a 72-26 victory.
• In games played at Holy Cross, the Crusaders hold the series edge at 4-0.
LAST TIME OUT
• Sophomore Lauren Manis led the Crusaders with a career-high 28 points, but the Crusaders fell to Hofstra by a score of 69-63 on Tuesday night at the David S. Mack Sports and Exhibition Complex.
• Manis shot 11-for-20 from the field while hitting all six free throw shots to lead the Crusaders in scoring with 28 points while adding six rebounds and five assists.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed earned a double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds along with three assists.
• Sophomore Nicole Morris also scored in double figures, adding 11 points while shooting 3-for-5 from the field and 2-for-2 from behind the arc.
• The Crusaders shot 38.9 percent from the field, while the Pride shot 41.8 percent.• The Crusaders hit 45.5 percent of their shots from three-point range.
• Both teams registered 34 rebounds each in the contest.
SCOUTING REPORT ON BRYANT
• Bryant enters Sunday’s contest with an 0-4 overall record, having fallen to Boston College (42-65), Brown (62-85), Maine (68-70) and New Hampshire (65-74).
• Bryant went 18-14 during the 2016-2017 season with an 11-7 record in the NEC. They fell to Robert Morris in the NEC Championship Game by a score of 52-65.
• Sydney Holloway leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 13.5 points per game.
• Holloway has also been the leading rebounder for Bryant, grabbing 7.8 boards per game.
• Head coach Mary Burkeis in her 27th season with Bryant in 2017-2018.
• Following the game against Bryant on Sunday, the Crusaders will hit the road to take on Brown on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at 7:00 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.