Crusaders Complete Regular Season Road Slate At Colgate

Jess Pearson

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Game Day Quick Facts
The Teams: Holy Cross (8-19, 4-8 PL) vs. Colgate (10-16, 5-7 PL)
Date: February 24, 2010
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Place: Cotterell Court (3,100), Hamilton, N.Y.

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Series Record: Holy Cross leads 40-3
Last Meeting: Holy Cross 65, Colgate 56 (Jan. 27, 2010 Worcester, Mass.)

SERIES HISTORY AGAINST COLGATE: Wednesday's match-up will be the 44th meeting between Holy Cross and Colgate, with the Crusaders owning a dominant 40-3 advantage over the Raiders. The teams first met in Holy Cross' inaugural season of Patriot League play (1990-1991). The Crusaders were handed their first loss against Colgate during the 1993-1994 season after posting six consecutive wins to begin the series. Twenty-one consecutive victories followed for Holy Cross, including a 103-72 win at the Hart Center on Jan. 16, 2002. That victory marked the greatest amount of points a Crusader team has posted over a Patriot League opponent all-time. Holy Cross head coach Bill Gibbons is responsible for the 40-3 record while Raiders head coach, Pamela Bass, is winless in her five meetings against the Crusaders. Holy Cross enters Wednesday night's contest with a seven-game win streak, dating back to the 2006-2007 season. In those seven contests, Holy Cross has outscored Colgate 485-378. The team's three all-time losses have come when playing on the hardwood of Cotterell Court, home of the Raiders. The Crusaders marked their last loss against Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y. over the 2005-2006 season, dropping a 79-71 decision. 

HOLY CROSS AGAINST CONFERENCE FOES: The 2009-2010 season marks the 20th year of Patriot League competition for the Crusaders. After dropping a 70-61 decision to American on the road Saturday, Feb. 20, the Crusaders now stand at 4-8 in league play, tying with Army for fifth place in the Patriot League standings. Holy Cross' eight conference losses are the most number of league defeats by a Crusaders team all-time. The 2006-2007 squad held the largest number of losses during the regular season as it finished the season with a 7-7 record. That year's team made a huge comeback however, earning Holy Cross' last Patriot League Tournament title and last bid to the NCAA tournament. Over the last 19 seasons and in the 12 games played this season,  the team has competed in a total of 264 league match-ups, dropping 60 games total for a .773 winning percentage. Combined, Holy Cross has taken home 11 championships, while two other schools (Lehigh and Bucknell) have collected two each to follow. Head coach Bill Gibbons has been along for the entire ride and is responsible for the 204-60 league record. The 1990-1991 and 1996-1997 squads both went undefeated in conference play. The Crusaders have been the most successful against American, Colgate, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy, totaling 171 wins and 34 losses (.854 winning percentage). In all, Holy Cross has collected winning records amongst every Patriot League opponent. Army has tallied the most wins against the Crusaders, picking up 16 wins in 44 contests. Bucknell is the only other squad with over 10 wins against the Crusaders, earning 12 wins in 47 contests. Holy Cross has collected the best winning percentage (.930) against Colgate, winning 40 of 43 games played. 

PLAYING THE RAIDERS: The nickname Raiders is used by a total of seven collegiate institutions, including Colgate. The six other schools that own the Raiders title are Franklin (Columbus, Ohio), Milwaukee School of Engineering, Rivier College (Nashua, N.H.), Roberts Wesleyan (Rochester, N.Y.), Southern Oregon and Wright State (Dayton, Ohio). Colgate is the only Raiders school that Holy Cross has played against in program history.

O'DELL ON TOP:  Senior Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) remains on top of her game despite a limited number of minutes played and has made a successful return to the starting lineup in the last three games. After seeing a combined 108 minutes of playing time in the prior seven contests, an average of 15 minutes played per game, O'Dell has played in a total of 72 minutes at starting guard in the last three games, averaging 24 minutes. Over the three game stretch, O'Dell has returned to form, sinking 46 percent of her field goals, including a four-for-five performance from beyond the arc against Navy on Feb. 17. She scored 16 points versus Navy, averaging 13.5 points per game in her return to the starting lineup and followed with 11 points at American on Feb. 20. She has registered double-digit scoring performances in the last three games and in a total of 19 games this season. Regardless of her limited playing time, O'Dell remains the team's top performer in points per game (12.8) and three-point field goals made (60). O'Dell also continues to rank amongst the nation's best, ranking 46th in three-point field goal percentage (41.4) as of Feb. 22. Her influence is now written in the Patriot League record books as she currently ranks second on the Patriot League's all-time record list for made three-pointers (275), just below Lehigh's Alex Ross (276). Highlighting this season was O'Dell's career-best performance against Howard, where she scored 28 points on 11-for-18 shooting. Her 11 total field goals were a career-high and included five three-point shots. In the following game against Rhode Island, O'Dell tallied her best three-point performance of 2009-2010, going six-for-seven beyond the arc, an 85.7 percent three-point outing. In 115 career games played, O'Dell holds the top spot in the Holy Cross record books with her 275 three-point shots made and 688 attempts. 

SEASONED IMPACT: Senior captain Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) has continued to add on to her already stellar career stats so far this season, using her veteran status as a model of inspiration. After the team had lost in the prior eight consecutive contests, McFadden led the charge against Rhode Island on Jan. 5, tallying a season-high 27 points on a season-best 8-for-16 field goal performance to help achieve a much needed 80-71 victory. She also marked career-bests for three-point shooting, making five-of-seven shots beyond the arc. After sitting out the Bucknell game on Jan. 16, McFadden has returned to the starting lineup in every game since, combining to score 106 points in nine games, an average of 11.8 points per game. She broke through for a team-high 20 points in the game against Navy, notching a season-high number of free throws made in a game (10-of-11) and a season-best .667 field goal percentage (four-of-six). She followed with a 12-point performance at American on Feb. 20 and has scored in double-figures in the last three contests. Since coming to Holy Cross, McFadden has played in 121contests, including 118 starts at guard. Through 27 contests so far this season, McFadden has scored in double-digits in 20 total contests, a team-high. McFadden averages 12.7 points per game, ranking second on the team and fifth in the Patriot League in scoring. Opponents also view her as a scoring threat, as she has gone to the free throw line a team-high 151 times, sinking 109 shots. McFadden's .722 free throw percentage also ranks fourth amongst league performers. Her perfect two-of-two free throw outing at American was the sixth time this season and 34th time in her career that she has made every one of her free throw attempts. McFadden has led or tied for the team's top scoring performance in seven contests, including her 20-point performance against Navy on Feb. 17. She has also made herself the team's most consistent rebounder, tying her career-high of nine rebounds against Howard on Dec. 30. She led the team with six rebounds in last two contests, bringing her season average to 4.5 rebounds per game. McFadden has now recorded a career-high of 117 rebounds in a season after collecting 12 rebounds in the prior two games. She has led the team in rebounds in nine contests total. 

FREMEAU REACHES NEW HEIGHTS: Junior Whitney Fremeau (Manchester, N.H.) has fully established herself as a valuable scorer, rebounder and overall team player for the Crusaders this season, and has illustrated her importance now that Patriot League play has begun. In the 12 conference games so far, Fremeau averages 12.3 points and 4.8 rebounds, leading or tying the team-high in both categories. She has also accumulated the most playing time, posting 408 minutes on the hardwood against league opponents. In all 27 games, Fremeau has scored in double-figures in 19 contests, including a six-game streak from Nov. 29 through Dec. 20 and now in six of the last seven games. She has also been the team's top-scorer in five of the last 10 contests. In the win over Bucknell on Feb. 13, Fremeau made eight of her 13 field goal attempts to lead the team with 16 points. Because of her performance, she was unanimously voted as the Rev. George L. Brien Award recipient, presented to the most valuable player in the Holy Cross Winter Homecoming game. Her offensive production continued to climb in the meeting with Colgate on Jan. 27, where she tied her top career-mark of 18 points after making a career-high nine field goals. She also posted the team-high of 15 points against Army (Jan. 13) and Navy (Jan. 20) and 14 points against Lafayette (Feb. 6). She has now tied her career-high in points four times this season after notching another 18-point performance against Navy on Feb. 17. On the season, Fremeau has scored 329 points, topping the 243 points she scored last year, bringing her career total to 614 points. Fremeau also set a career-high with eight assists against Bucknell on Jan. 16, topping her prior career-high of five assists. She played a career-high 45 minutes in the double overtime game against Northeastern on Dec. 5 and has started every game so far this season, a streak which dates back to the Feb. 25, 2009 game against Colgate. She has recorded a season-high of nine rebounds four times so far, including the games against Maine on Nov. 27, Dartmouth on Jan. 2, Army on Jan. 13 and against Lafayette on Feb. 6. Her season-high of nine rebounds is just two shy of her career-high (11 against Rhode Island on Dec. 9, 2008). She has also led or tied the team in top rebounds in 12 of 27 performances. She averages 33.8 minutes played per game, ranking fifth amongst Patriot League players. In 27 total games played, she leads the team in field goal attempts (328) and field goals made (136). She is also the team's leading rebounder, totaling 138 boards, an average of 5.1 rebounds per-game.

TRIUMPHANT TRIO: After combining to score 54 of the team's 69 points against Navy on Feb. 17,the team's three scoring leaders, junior Whitney Fremeau and seniors Briana McFadden and Bethany O'Dell proved their offensive impact on a team that ranks third amongst league opponents in scoring offense (59.0). The three have totaled 967 points between them so far this season, an average of 11.9 points per game. While Fremeau leads the way with 329 points, O'Dell ranks the highest with 12.8 points per game. The three rank within the top 10 in scoring in the Patriot League, placing fifth (O'Dell), sixth (McFadden) and eighth (Fremeau). They have also tallied 58 double-digit scoring contests, with McFadden earning 20 double-digit performances to lead the team. O'Dell and Fremeau follow closely behind with 19 double-figure scoring outings each. All three have been the team's top scorers in 21 of 27 contests with O'Dell leading the way with nine games as Holy Cross' top point performer.

LEAPS FOR LEPLEY: Freshman Amy Lepley (Norfolk, Mass.) has come a long way after sitting out her entire high school senior season with a knee injury. On Feb. 20 versus American, Lepley recorded a new season/career high as she poured in 15 points, making six of her 10 shots from the field to lead the team in scoring for the third time this season. Her 10 field goal attempts were a season-high as she also tied her season-high of six field goals made. Lepley also hit new heights as she recorded her first career double-double against Lafayette on Jan. 9, leading the team in scoring and rebounding with 12 points and a career/season-high 10 rebounds. With her double-double, Lepley became the only freshman in the league to reach such a feat this season. She is also the only member on the 2009-2010 Holy Cross roster to score a double-double as a freshman. Lepley led the team in scoring for the first time this season in the game versus Dartmouth, tallying 13 points. She also recorded a season-high field goal percentage in that game, making .857 percent of her shots (6-of-7). Because of her ever-improving performances on the hardwood and for her continued impact on the Holy Cross team, Lepley has been named the Patriot League's Rookie of the Week four times, more than any other conference player this season. She picked up her fourth award on Feb. 1 after averaging 8.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game in the two outings against Colgate and Lehigh. In the Colgate game, Lepley notched another top performance, tallying a team and season-high six steals. She currently ranks in a tie for eighth amongst the league with 1.4 steals per game. After 27 total games, Lepley has become the team's most versatile player. She has scored in double-digits in eight contests and has played at least 20 minutes in 18 of the last 20 contests, including a season-high 41 minutes against Howard. She has also earned 20 starts for her efforts, including three-consecutive starts against Maine, Penn State and Harvard and again in the last 17 match-ups. She has led or tied for the team-high in rebounds in six contests, including six rebounds against Bucknell on Feb. 13. She has a total of 98 rebounds on the season, an average of 3.6 rebounds per game. She leads her class in all categories thus far and is within the team's top five in all scoring categories including points (158) and scoring average (5.9). She ranks third on the team with a .414 field goal percentage and is now the team leader in steals (39) and second in blocks (12). 

WARD IN THE CLUTCH: Sophomore Meredith Ward (Westerly, R.I.), who has played in all 27 games, including 17 starts for the Crusaders at point guard, has turned herself into a clutch player, providing a spark for many late-in-the-game rallies. Ward came through for seven points in the final three minutes of play against Lehigh on Jan. 30, including a three-point shot made with 10 seconds left on the game clock, giving the Crusaders a fighting chance at the end. At Bucknell on Jan. 16, Ward again hit a last-minute shot towards the end of the first half, bringing the score to a one-point Bison lead heading in to the locker room. She finished that game with eight points, going three-of-six from the field and played a career-high 38 minutes. Her scoring continues to improve as she posted double-digits in four of the last nine games, tallying 11 points in three consecutive contests against Navy (Jan. 20), American (Jan. 24) and Colgate (Jan. 27) and then 10 points against Lehigh (Jan. 30). She recorded the best free-throw performance of her career (six-of-six from the line) against Navy and then proved her defensive prowess as she led the team with seven rebounds against American, notching her career-high. She tied her career-high with three three-point shots made against Colgate as well. Ward leads the team in three-point shot percentage (.429), sinking 24 of 56 attempts. Ward is averaging 6.3 points against Patriot League opponents and has averaged 5.4 points per game in all 27 contests. Also highlighting her sophomore season was a career-high 15-point outing against Howard, as she tallied career-highs in field goals made (6); three-point shots made (3) and three-point shots attempted (4). She has also hit a three-point shot in 11 of the last 16 contests. She now has 22 more three-point shots made than her two three-pointers recorded last year. She has improved tri-fold in scoring as well, as her 5.4 points per game average is more than four points better than the 1.2 points she averaged last season. In 27 contests, Ward averages 26.7 minutes, a .339 field goal percentage and 1.6 rebounds.

BEYOND THE ARC: The Crusaders have capitalized on their biggest scoring weapon this season, the three-point shot, and marked their best performance against Rhode Island on Jan. 5 (13-of-22, .591). The combined 13 three-point shots made ties the team record for a single game, set back on Jan. 29, 1996 against Providence. In 27 contests, the team has attempted 502 three-pointers and has made 168 (.335), including the most recent five-of-17 outing against American on Feb. 20 (.294 percent). The .335 percentage ranks second amongst Patriot League foes as the team made .474 percent of their its three-point attempts against Navy on Feb. 17, marking the best three-point field goal percentage against a league opponent so far. Against Holy Cross, opponents have tried 488 three-point shots, making 148 of them. The team most recently held American, to seven three-point shots made in 17 attempts (.412). Through all games, Holy Cross' three-point field goal defense percentage ranks third in the league (.303). The team has now surpassed the 161 shots made from the 2008-2009 season after they collected the five additional three-point shots made against American, totaling 168 three-pointers made this year. In league play, the team has made 62 three-point shots in 208 attempts (.298 percent). Eight players on the 2009-2010 roster have already made a three-point shot, with senior Bethany O'Dell leading the way with a total of 60 three-pointers made. 

CALM UNDER PRESSURE: The Crusaders have remained strong from the free throw line through all 27 games, missing just one free-throw attempt in five contests this season, including their best performance against Rhode Island on Jan. 5 (17-18 total, .944). Through all games so far, the Crusaders have shot more free throws then their opponents in 13 contests, winning six of those games. The team currently averages .733 percent from the line, making 326 of 445 tries, ranking second in the Patriot League behind American, who hit .708 percent of its free throws in the Feb. 20 game (17-for-24 from the line). They have shot over 65 percent from the line in 20 contests, including 11 of the last 14 match-ups. Senior Bethany O'Dell leads the team with a free throw average of .843 percent (43-51) while four other players have made 80 percent or above of their free throw attempts, including junior Whitney Fremeau (.815), senior Christy Cushnie (Vienna, Va.) (.813), sophomore Meredith Ward (.814) and senior Tayana Carper (Shrewsbury, Mass.) (.800). As a team last year, the Crusaders made 389 of their 524 free throws attempts. The combined percentage of 74.2 ranks first all-time for a Holy Cross team. It also ranked first in the Patriot League and 28th nationally. 

THIEVES IN THE NIGHT: The 2009-2010 Crusaders have been quick with their hands, collecting 217 steals in 26 games, an average of 8.0 steals per-contest. The team ranks third amongst Patriot League opponents in the steals category and is averaging 0.3 more steals than the 2008-2009 team (7.7 average). They combined to steal the ball a season-high 16 times against Northeastern on Dec. 5, also marking a conference-high. They have stolen the ball over 10 times in nine total contests, including 13 steals against Colgate on Jan. 27 and 10 steals against Lehigh on Jan. 30. The Crusaders have also marked more steals then their opponents in 14 contests, including the most recent game against American where they stole the ball eight times compared to five steals from the Eagles. Freshman Amy Lepley, who collected 10 steals in the two games against American (Jan. 24) and Colgate (Jan. 27), now ranks first on the team with 39 steals on the season. She also ties for eighth in the league with a 1.4 steals per game average. Senior Bethany O'Dell, who has collected 37 total steals (1.5 steals per game) ranks sixth amongst league opponents. Both have recorded six steals in a single game, marking the team-high. 

HELPING HANDS: Holy Cross is currently averaging 13.7 assists per game, ranking second in the Patriot League. On the season, the team has collected a total of 3371 assists, including senior Briana McFadden's team-high 69 assists. The team has combined for more than 11 assists in 21 contests, including eight of the last nine meetings. They tallied a season-high of 20 assists twice, including the two overtime games against Howard and Northeastern. The team has also either tied or led opponents in assists in 13 games. McFadden currently ranks sixth in the conference with a 2.7 assist per game average. Senior Jessica Pearson (West Chester, Pa.) recently set a career-high with five assists, leading the team against Navy on Feb. 17. 

TURNOVER TENACITY: Turning the ball over has not been a problem for the Crusaders this season, as they currently own a +1.0 turnover margin through 27 games. The margin is third-best in Patriot League ranks. Altogether, the team has turned the ball over just 426 times while opponents have turned the ball over 453 times. The team is 6-7 in games where they turn the ball over less than opponents while they stand at 2-10 when they commit more turnovers. This theory proved true most recently against Bucknell, as the team held a 10-15 turnover margin, winning by the final score of 65-60 and earning 10 points off Bison turnovers. Against American on Feb. 20, the Crusaders turned the ball over two more times than the Eagles (12-10), dropping a 70-61 decision. The team also marked 10 turnovers against Bucknell's 15 turnovers on Feb. 13, winning by the final score of 65-60. The 10 turnovers made by the team against Bucknell marked the season-low. 

TALE OF TWO HALVES: Scoring in the second half has been the most troublesome for the Crusaders so far this season. There have been six occasions out of 27 total games where the Crusaders have outscored opponents in the second half, including the games against Bryant (Nov. 18) Dartmouth (Jan. 2), Bucknell (Jan. 16 and Feb. 13), Colgate (Jan. 27) and Lehigh (Jan. 30). Holy Cross recorded its hardest fought comeback effort against Lehigh, outscoring the Mountain Hawks 21-5 in the final seven minutes of the second stanza and finished the second half with a 33-32 point advantage. While opponents outscore Holy Cross in both halves, the team has taken a lead into the halftime in 11 of 27 match-ups. For the first time this season, Holy Cross went into the locker room with a tie score against Bucknell of Feb. 13, as both teams tallied 31 points after the first 20 minutes of play. In all, Holy Cross has scored 777 points in the first half next to opponents' 836 points (-59 points). The second half is a bit more lopsided as opponents currently tally a 900-790 second half scoring advantage (-110 points). Luckily, the team has escaped second-half comeback attempts in six contests, including the Feb. 6 game against Lafayette. The team has lost a halftime lead to Yale (66-60), Penn State (52-48), Northeastern (89-82), New Hampshire (80-72) and Howard (87-80). The Jan. 16 game against Bucknell marked the first time Holy Cross has come back from a halftime deficit to win this season. Currently the team stands with a record of 1-13 after trailing at halftime and 6-5 when leading. 

POUNDING THE BOARDS: One major downfall for the 2009-2010 squad is the ability to rebound. The Jan. 2 contest against Dartmouth marked the first time this season that the team has not been outrebounded, as each team brought down 32 boards apiece. For the second time this season, Holy Cross tied a team in rebounding, pulling down an even 29 boards against American on Feb. 20. The Feb. 6 game at Lafayette became just the second time this season that the team has not been outrebounded, as the team combined for a 41-24 rebounding advantage. The 41 rebounds tied the team's season-high set back on the first game of the season against Yale. The Jan. 24 game against American was also a feat, as Holy Cross outrebounded the Eagles 38-36, marking the first game of the season Holy Cross had a positive rebounding margin. With six players listed under 6-0 and no real post player, rebounding has overall been a struggle. In 27 contests, opponents are out-rebounding the Crusaders 1057-828, a margin of 8.5 boards per game. The team pulled down a season-low 21 rebounds against No. 1 Connecticut and has brought down fewer than 30 rebounds in 10 games thus far, including the last three contests against Bucknell, Navy and American. In the Feb. 13 game against Bucknell, Holy Cross was outrebounded 46-25, marking the largest rebounding deficit recorded the season. Holy Cross has, however, posted at least 30 rebounds in 10 of the last 15contests and currently averages 30.7 rebounds per game. The Crusaders are led by junior Whitney Fremeau who averages 5.1 rebounds per contest. 

HEAD COACH BILL GIBBONS: 25th SEASON: Bill Gibbons is entering a milestone 25th season at the helm of the Holy Cross women's basketball program in 2009-2010. He has compiled a 484-264 record as head coach, ranking 25th on the active Division I win leaders list. His quarter-century pledge to the team has made a major impact on all aspects of the women's basketball world and especially in the surrounding community. On April 30, 2009, Gibbons received the prestigious Paul N. Johnson Award, given to a member of the Worcester community who has greatly contributed to Worcester area basketball. With his service, the name Gibbons has become a fixture in the realm of women's basketball. He has led the Crusaders to nine Patriot League Championships in the last 15 years. He has also made 12 postseason appearances (11 NCAA Tournaments and one WNIT) in his 24 years as head coach. With sixteen 20-win seasons under his belt, Gibbons has cemented himself and the women's basketball program as one of the best in the East. The sixth coach of the women's program at Holy Cross, Gibbons has enjoyed the longest tenure in the position. He has led the Holy Cross women's basketball program to more victories than any other coach, and is the winningest coach in Holy Cross Basketball history. With his 358th victory, he surpassed George Blaney (357 wins as head coach of the Holy Cross men's basketball program), who had hired him to be his assistant coach in 1981. Now with more than 450 wins under his belt, Gibbons is the second-winningest coach in Holy Cross Athletics history, behind legendary baseball coach Jack Barry, who totaled 616 wins from 1921-1960. 

ROAD WARRIORS: The 2009-2010 season began with eight contests away from the Hart Center, as the team completed its non-conference portion of the season with a 3-8 away record. Looking to improve on the road, the Crusaders played in three-consecutive road games against conference foes Army, Bucknell and Navy, posting a 1-2 record. After going 1-1 in the last two road trips, picking up a 50-47 at Lafayette on Feb. 6, and then falling 70-61at American, Holy Cross currently stands at 5-8 as the away team. In neutral site games, the Crusaders were unable to record a win, falling in four total contests. The team will take its final regular season road trip to Hamilton, N.Y., taking on Colgate for the final night game of the season as well on Feb. 24. The squad rounds out the 2009-2010 regular season at home, taking on Lehigh on Saturday, Feb. 27 at the Hart Center. The last time a team began the season with so many away games was the 1991-1992 season when the team played in six road contests. The squad went 3-3 in those contests and finished the season with a 16-13 overall record. 

SENIOR EXPERIENCE LEADS THE WAY: The 2009-2010 women's basketball squad boasts a wealth of experience, with five seniors leading the way. The senior class includes Tayana Carper, Christy Cushnie, Briana McFadden, Bethany O'Dell and Jessica Pearson. The seniors were the last class to compete in the NCAA Tournament after they won the 2007 Patriot League Championship as freshmen. The five players have combined for 424 games played, having won 55 games, including 38 Patriot League match-ups. The 2006-2007 and 2007-2008 squads posted the most three-pointers made in single-season team history and also marked the most three-pointers attempted. The senior class also contributed to teams that rank among the best in school history in free throws attempted, free throw percentage and most games played.

1,000 POINT UPDATE: Senior captains Briana McFadden and Bethany O'Dell became just the eighth and ninth juniors to become part of the 24-member Holy Cross 1,000-point club last year. Going into the 2009-2010 season, they ranked 14th (1,195 points) and 19th (1,104 points) on the all-time scoring list respectively. In 27 contests so far, the two captains have already jumped at least three spots on that list. McFadden, who has scored 329 total points this season, has moved past Ann Lambiotte (1,354 career points) to take full grasp of the No. 10 spot with 1,524 career points. McFadden is now 14 points away from tying the No. 9 spot, held by Katie O'Keefe. O'Dell, who has scored 319 points thus far, has just moved into the 1,400-points mark with 1,423 total career points and holds the 11th spot.

SCOUTING THE RAIDERS: Colgate enters Wednesday's game with an overall record of 10-16 on the year, including a 5-7 mark in the Patriot League. The Raiders are coming off a 62-58 victory at home over Bucknell. Sophomore center Tricia Oakes leads the team and league with an average of 10.1 points and a .524 field goal percentage. Junior guard Sami Kozlowski has averaged 9.4 points per game to follow. Colgate is led by head coach Pamela Bass, who owns an overall record of 16-70 in three seasons with the Raiders.