January 28, 2005

Holy Cross Downs Lafayette, 70-48

Jan. 28, 2005

Box Score

Worcester, Mass. - Senior center Lisa Andrews (Concord, Mass.) scored a game-high 16 points and fellow senior Maggie Fontana (Barrington, Ill.) added 14 to lead Holy Cross to its sixth straight win with a 70-48 decision over Lafayette on Friday night at the Hart Center. The Crusaders are now 11-8 (6-0 Patriot League), while the Leopards drop their third straight and fall to 3-16 (1-4 Patriot League).

Andrews and Fontana combined for 26 of the Crusaders' 35 points at the break, giving HC a 35-22 lead at intermission. The Crusaders forced 16 Lafayette turnovers in the first, holding the Leopards to 38% shooting from the field.

The Crusaders pulled away in the second, building a 20-point lead (56-36) with 7:51 to go after Shannon Bush's (Doylestown, Pa.) second three-ball of the night.

Caitlin Agostinacchio (Bellmore, N.Y.) and Ashley McLaughlin (Andover, Mass.) then hit back-to-back treys, giving the Crusaders a 62-36 lead with 6:34 remaining.

Jessica Conte (New Canaan, Conn.) added nine points and a game-high four steals for the home team, which also got six points, three assists and three rebounds from sophomore Brittany Keil (Sparta, N.J.). Holy Cross had all 11 players score in the game.

The Crusader defense came up with 13 steals and forced 27 turnovers, as it held its third straight opponent to just 48 points.

The Leopards were led by Kara Stetler who had 12 points and a game-high six assists. Michelle Hunter also tallied 11 points for the visitors.

Holy Cross does battle with Lehigh, the only other undefeated team left in the Patriot League, on Sunday afternoon at the Hart Center. Game time is 1:00 p.m. The first 500 kids in attendance will receive a complimentary team photo for use at the post-game autograph session with the players on the Hart Center floor.