Women's Basketball To Host Albany Sunday Afternoon
HOLY CROSS SET TO HOST ALBANY SUNDAY
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continues its season Sunday, as the Crusaders play host to Albany in non-conference action at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• Sunday’s game will be streamed live via the Patriot League Network (PatriotLeague.TV), 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 fell to Brown on the road Wednesday night, 82-78.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 21.0 points per game and ranks eighth in rebounds per game with 8.2. She set a new career-high with 28 points in the loss at Hofstra, and recorded the 10th double-double of her career against Bryant.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League with 18.3 points per game. She currently has 955 total points in her career.
• 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 2-1 all-time against Albany.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, Holy Cross defeated the Great Danes 61-54 in Brooklyn, N.Y.
• The two programs first met on Jan. 5, 2000, with the Crusaders earning a 66-50 victory in Worcester.
• This will be just the second time the Great Danes have visited Holy Cross.
LAST TIME OUT
• Four Crusaders scored in double figures, but it was not enough as Holy Cross took a narrow 82-78 loss to Brown on Wednesday night.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis led the way, totaling 20 points while shooting 7-for-11 from the field.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed notched 15 points, shooting 6-for-10 and hitting two of three shots from behind the arc.
• Sophomore Madalyn Smith also had a strong night offensively with 13 points, and senior Tricia Byrne registered 12 points on the night.
• Brown was led by Shayna Mehta, who scored 28 points for the Bears.
• Holy Cross shot 45.6 percent as a team, while the Bears shot 45.6 percent.
• Both sides recorded 39 rebounds in the contest. • The Crusaders hit 51.9 percent (14-for-27) of their shots from three-point range.
• Holy Cross led by as many as nine points in the third quarter, but Brown had an offensive surge that put them back in the lead en route to a 61-55 advantage at the end of three.
• Trailing by 10 points in the fourth, Holy Cross went on a 12-2 run to tie the game up at 69-69. The Crusaders kept the game within two possessions, but could not regain control of the lead in the closing minutes.
SCOUTING REPORT ON ALBANY
• Albany enters Sunday’s game with a 4-2 record, having most recently fallen to St. John’s 71-66 on Thursday night at home. The Great Danes claimed victories against Monmouth (68-44), Fordham (59-52), Wagner (89-44) and Central Connecticut (72-60).
• Albany is the defending America East Champion, and went 21-12 with a 12-4 record in conference play last season. The Great Danes were eliminated in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by top-ranked Connecticut.
• Jessica Fequiere leads Albany’s offense with an average of 20.7 points per game.
• Heather Forster is the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 5.7 rebounds per game.
• Head coach Joanna Bernabei-McNamee is in her second season as head coach at Albany.
• Following the game against Albany, Holy Cross will play host to Boston College on Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 7:05 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.