Infiniti Thomas-Waheed
Brian Foley Photography
Brian Foley Photography
Infiniti Thomas-Waheed

Holy Cross Edged By Dartmouth, 76-74, In Overtime Thriller

Holy Cross Athletics   12-20-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC DC
Points 74 76
Rebounds 37 38
Turnovers 25 17
FG Percent 47.5 44.3
3FG Percent 35.0 23.1
FT Percent 81.8 47.1
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Four Crusaders scored in double digits as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team fell to Dartmouth, 76-74, in overtime in front of 2,312 fans on Wednesday morning at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.

Holy Cross was led by senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed, who tallied 23 points while adding nine rebounds. Sophomore Lauren Manis registered her fifth double-double of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Tricia Byrne also added 14 points while shooting 6-for-7, and sophomore Madalyn Smith posted 13 points while shooting 4-for-6 from three-point range. Dartmouth was led Olivia Smith, who scored 17 points. Cy Lippold earned a double-double for the Big Green with 13 points and 10 assists. 

The Crusaders shot 47.5% (29-for-61), while Dartmouth hit 44.3% (31-for-70) of their shots. The Big Green had a narrow edge in rebounds, 38-37. Holy Cross committed 25 turnovers, while Dartmouth made 17. 

WOMAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES

  • Following the game, Thomas-Waheed was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
  • She posted 13 points while shooting 10-for-16 and adding nine rebounds.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • After Dartmouth scored the first four points of the game, the Crusaders went on an 8-0 to gain control of the lead early. Holy Cross led 18-10 at the end of the first quarter.
  • The Big Green posted a 15-2 run in the second quarter to take control of the lead, and took a34-26 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
  • The Crusaders pulled ahead three minutes into the third quarter, and maintained their advantage heading into the fourth up 54-51.
  • In the fourth quarter, the score was tied three times, with Lippold hitting a jumper for Dartmouth with 30 seconds remaining in regulation to help send the game to overtime.
  • The lead changed three times in overtime, with the Big Green earning a two-point advantage following a foul from the Crusaders with four seconds remaining to seal the final score.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Dartmouth scored 27 points off turnovers, while Holy Cross posted 21.
  • The Crusaders had 71 of their 74 points (95.9%) come from their starters.
  • Holy Cross had four players score in double figures for the second time this season. The same four players (Byrne, Manis, Smith and Thomas-Waheed) also reached double figures against Brown on Nov. 29.
  • This was the first time an opposing team had five players score in double figures against the Crusaders since March 6, 2015 against Lehigh.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action Friday, Dec. 29 when the Crusaders travel to Colgate for their Patriot League opener at 7:00 p.m.

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