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Holy Cross Athletics
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Crusaders Outlast Army West Point In Overtime, 70-62

Holy Cross Athletics   01-17-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC ARMY
Points 70 62
Rebounds 39 43
Turnovers 14 17
FG Percent 39.0 35.1
3FG Percent 46.7 27.3
FT Percent 77.3 65.5
Box Score

WEST POINT, N.Y. – Sophomore Lauren Manis led the Crusaders with 21 points, shooting 8-for-8 from the free throw line, as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team defeated Army West Point 70-62 in overtime Wednesday.

Manis notched 21 points to lead the Crusaders (9-9, 4-3) and added eight rebounds with three assists and two steals. Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed also had a strong game for Holy Cross, finishing with 17 points and six rebounds. Sophomore Megan Swords added five points while leading the Crusaders with 10 rebounds. Army West Point (9-9, 2-5) was led by Madison Hovren, who earned a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Margaret Hubbell tallied 14 points for the Black Knights and added five rebounds.

Holy Cross shot 39.0% (23-59) from the field, while Army West Point hit 35.1% (20-57) of their shots. The Crusaders hit 46.7% (7-15) from behind the arc, and held the Black Knights to 27.3% (3-11) from three-point range. From the charity stripe, Holy Cross hit 77.3% (17-22) of its attempts, while Army West Point notched 65.5% (19-29).

WOMAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES

  • Following the game, Manis was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
  • She led Holy Cross with 21 points while tallying eight rebounds, three assists and two steals. The sophomore also shot 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Holy Cross notched the first eight points of the game and held the lead throughout the first quarter, entering the second with a 16-13 advantage.
  • The Crusaders led by eight points early in the second quarter, but Army West Point put together a 15-2 run to surge into the lead. The Black Knight took a 28-23 advantage into the locker room at halftime.
  • Army led by as many as nine points in the third quarter, and maintained its lead before carrying a 38-33 lead into the fourth.
  • Holy Cross regained the lead late in the fourth quarter, and led by two points with 50 seconds left to play in regulation. Janae McNeal scored a layup to tie the game with 36 seconds to play and send the game into overtime.
  • The Crusaders outscored Army West Point 18-10 in the overtime period, as the team hit 13 of 18 free throw attempts during the quarter and added a pair of field goals to seal the victory.

BEYOND THE BOX SCORE

  • This was the first time Holy Cross defeated Army West Point since Feb. 12, 2014, when the Crusaders defeated the Black Knights 92-85.
  • Swords earned a new career-high with 10 rebounds.
  • Manis notched 20 or more points for the sixth time this season.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action this Saturday, Jan. 20, as the Crusaders play host to Bucknell at 1:05 p.m.

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