Holy Cross Set To Host Dartmouth Wednesday Morning
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is back in action Wednesday, as they play host to Dartmouth in their annual “Get Fit with the Crusaders Day” where the team will welcome students from schools around the Worcester area. Wednesday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network. In addition, the game will be broadcast on Emmauel Radio (1230 AM | 1230radio.com) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently earned a 69-63 victory over Rhode Island on Sunday afternoon.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed notched her 1,000th career point in the win over Vermont with a jump shot in the third quarter. She became the 33rd player in program history to reach the milestone. Holy Cross will recognize Thomas-Waheed with a presentation prior to Wednesday’s game.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 19.0 points per game and ranks fourth in rebounds per game with 9.1. She set a new career-high with 28 points in the loss at Hofstra, and recorded the 12th double-double of her career against Boston College.
• 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 5-9 all-time against Dartmouth.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, Dartmouth earned a 53-49 win over Holy Cross in Hanover, N.H. on Nov. 23, 2016.
• The first meeting between these two teams took place on Nov. 20, 2014, with the Big Green earning a 69-53 victory at home.
• In games played in Worcester, Dartmouth leads the series 4-3.
LAST TIME OUT
• Sophomore Lauren Manis posted a game-high 19 points while adding five rebounds, as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team defeated Rhode Island 69-63.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed also had a solid game for Holy Cross (5-5), posting 17 points with seven rebounds and seven steals.
• Sophomore Megan Swords totaled 10 points, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the field.
• Rhode Island was led by Nicole Jorgensen, who totaled 11 points and added seven rebounds.
• The Rams held the edge in rebounding, 42-32.
• Rhode Island shot 43.1 percent from the field, while Holy Cross shot 38.8 percent which included a 66.7 percent (8-for-12) stretch in the fourth quarter.
• The Rams missed seven free throws, shooting 66.7 percent (14-for-21) from the charity stripe.
• Early in the third quarter, the Crusaders took their first lead of the game and led by as many as nine points. They outscored the Rams 15-7 to take a 43-37 advantage into the final quarter.
• The Crusaders led by 10 early in the fourth, but Rhode Island pulled within four points late in the game. Holy Cross shot 67% in the fourth quarter (8-for-12) to close out the game and earn the win.
SCOUTING REPORT ON DARTMOUTH
• Dartmouth stands 7-3 on the season, having won three of its last five games. The Big Green most recently fell to No. 13 Ohio State (103-70) shortly after earning an 81-75 victory over Colorado on the road.
• Last season, Dartmouth went 8-19 overall with a 3-11 mark in Ivy League play.
• Cy Lippold leads the Big Green offense, averaging 14.8 points per game.
• Kate Letkewicz has been the leading rebounder for Dartmouth, posting 7.1 boards per game.
• Head coach Belle Koclanes is in her fifth season with Dartmouth.
• The Crusaders will return to action after a break for Christmas with their first Patriot League game of the season at Colgate on Dec. 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.
As the calendar year ends, we ask you to help Holy Cross Athletics maintain its forward momentum by supporting the Crusader Athletics Fund. To make your gift, visit GoHolyCross.com/caf
or call (877) 433-1843.