February 25, 2009

Women's Basketball Downs Colgate, 75-57

Feb. 25, 2009

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WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore forward Whitney Fremeau (Manchester, N.H.) scored a career-high 18 points with 13 points in the first half as the Holy Cross women's basketball team defeated Colgate, 75-57, in Patriot League action at the Hart Center on Wednesday night. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 13-15 overall and 8-5 in the league while the Raiders drop to 5-23 and 1-12 in league play. The game also marked head coach Bill Gibbons' 200th regular season Patriot League career win.

After six lead changes in the first eight minutes of the game, Holy Cross went on a 21-7 run with seven points scored by Fremeau and four points by sophomore forward Elizabeth Campbell (Louisville, Ky.). With less than three minutes remaining in the first half, Colgate came back with a 15-4 run to cut its deficit to 12 points, 38-26, headed into half time.

Just under a minute to start the second half, Colgate got within nine points (38-39) of the Crusaders but Holy Cross retaliated with an 11-4 run with eight points scored by junior guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.). The Raiders cut their deficit to nine points again with less than eight minutes to play (56-47), but would get no further as Holy Cross went on a 19-9 run with McFadden and freshman center Marygrace Jay (Vienna, Va.) scoring four points each as the Crusaders finished 18 points ahead of Colgate, 75-57.

In addition to her 18 points, Fremeau finished with six rebounds and two assists while McFadden led the team in scoring with 19 points and added six rebounds, two assists and one steal. Junior guard Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) had 14 points, eight rebounds, four assists, one block and steal while Campbell was the fourth Crusader to score in double-figures with 10 points and chipped six rebounds, two assists and one block.

Holy Cross closes out its regular season play on the road at Lehigh on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 1:00 p.m.