Women's Basketball Hosts Bucknell Saturday
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is set to continue Patriot League action Saturday, as the Crusaders welcome Bucknell to Worcester. Saturday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network on PatriotLeague.TV. 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 70-62 victory over Army West Point in overtime Wednesday.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 18.0 points per game and ranks seventh in rebounds per game with 8.2. She surpassed 700 career points in the Crusaders’ win at Boston University.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League in scoring with 16.7 points per game. She notched her 1,000th career point in the win over Vermont with a jump shot in the third quarter, becoming the 33rd player in program history to reach the milestone.
• Head Coach Bill Gibbons is closing in on his 600th career victory, having earned 598 to date.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 44-18 all-time against Bucknell.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, Holy Cross defeated the Bison 63-51 on Feb. 4, 2017 in Worcester.
• The first meeting between these two teams took place on Jan. 15, 1991, with the Crusaders earning a 78-59 victory at Bucknell.
• In games played in Worcester, Holy Cross holds the edge in the all-time series at 27-6.
LAST TIME OUT
• 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).
SCOUTING REPORT ON BUCKNELL
• Bucknell is currently 10-8 on the year with a 4-3 record in the Patriot League. They most recently fell to Loyola (Md.) 68-65 after winning four of their previous five games.
• The Bison are the defending Patriot League Champions, having captured the title with a 79-71 overtime win over Navy. They fell to Maryland in the NCAA Tournament, 103-61.
• Kaitlyn Slagus leads Bucknell’s offense, averaging 12.1 points per game with a 42.5 field goal percentage.
• Slagus is also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 8.4 boards per game.
• Head coach Aaron Roussell is in his sixth season with the Bison.
• The Crusaders will return to action following the game with Bucknell on Wednesday, Jan. 24, when they take on American in Worcester.
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.