Women's Basketball To Face Navy On The Road Wednesday
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is set to continue Patriot League action Wednesday, as the Crusaders travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy. Wednesday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network on PatriotLeague.TV.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently took a 65-58 loss to Loyola (Md.) on Saturday afternoon in Worcester.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 18.7 points per game and ranks fifth in rebounds per game with 8.7.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League in scoring with 16.9 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 his 599th career win against Lafayette on Jan. 27.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 42-19 all-time against Navy.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, the Midshipmen defeated Holy Cross by a score of 65-58 on Jan. 11, 2018 in Worcester.
• The first meeting between these teams took place on Jan. 18, 1992, witht the Crusaders defeating Navy 75-62 in Annapolis, Md.
• In games played in Annapolis, Holy Cross holds the series edge at 19-11.
LAST TIME OUT
• Sophomore Lauren Manis and senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed combined for 41 points, as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team came up short to Loyola (Md.) 65-58 on Saturday afternoon.
• Manis led the Crusaders (10-12, 5-6) with 22 points and 15 rebounds to record her seventh double-double of the season.
• Thomas-Waheed posted 19 points and nine rebounds while leading Holy Cross with eight field goals made.
• The Greyhounds (7-15, 5-6) were led by Alexis Gray, who scored 21 points while shooting 5-for-10 from three-point range.
• Isabella Therien also had a strong game for Loyola with 20 points while shooting 8-for-14 from the field.
• The Greyhounds shot 39.7% (23-58) as a team, while Holy Cross posted 36.7% (22-60) from the field.
• From three-point range, Loyola held the edge with 42.1% (8-19) while holding the Crusaders to 23.5% (4-17).
• Both teams struggled at the free throw line, as the Greyhounds shot 57.9% (11-19) and Holy Cross hit 52.6% (10-19) of its attempts.
SCOUTING REPORT ON NAVY
• Navy enters Wednesday night’s contest with an 18-4 overall record, and an 8-3 mark in Patriot League play. They have won seven of their last eight contests, with their only loss in that time coming against Bucknell 47-39.
• The Midshipmen posted a 65-58 victory over Holy Cross in the first meeting between both teams this year on Jan. 11 in Worcester.
• Taylor Dunham leads Navy’s offense with 15.0 points per game while shooting 42.6% on the year.
• Kaila Clark is the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 8.7 boards per contest.
• Head coach Stefanie Pemper is in her 10th season at Navy.
• Following the game with Navy, the Crusaders will return to action on Feb. 10 as they play host to Boston University at 1:05 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.