Nov. 25, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior guard Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) totaled 15 points, three rebounds, one assist and one steal but it wasn't enough as the Holy Cross women's basketball dropped a 60-52 decision to Saint Peter's, on Tuesday night at the Hart Center. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 0-4 on the season while the Peahens improve to 1-2.
Holy Cross had an 11-9 lead after the first nine minutes, but Saint Peter's went on an 11-0 run, led by Tania Kennedy with seven points, to take a 20-11 advantage. After being silenced on offense, junior guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) hit a shot from long range, bringing the Crusaders within six points, 20-14. The Peahens finished the half with a quick 6-0 run, taking a 26-14 lead heading into the break.
In the second half, Saint Peter's pushed its lead ahead by 19 points, going on a 16-9 drive to take a 42-25 lead with less than 13 minutes left in the game. The Crusaders chipped away at the lead, getting within 10 points, 42-32, as sophomore forward Alyssa May (Oradell, N.J.) scored four points. Back-and-forth traffic kept the Peahens ahead the rest of the game and success at the free throw line in the final minutes for Saint Peter's secured the 60-52 victory.
McFadden finished the game with 12 points, two rebounds, five assist and one steal while May tallied 11 points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals. Kennedy finished the game with 16 points, four rebounds, two steals and one assist.
Holy Cross returns to action on Nov. 29-30 at the Mildred & Roger L. White Invitational, hosted by Northwestern in Evanstown, Ill.