Dec. 5, 2007
Chestnut Hill, Mass. - Senior guard Laura Aloisi (Nashua, N.H.) scored a season-high 15 points all from long range but it wasn't enough as the Holy Cross women's basketball team lost to Boston College, 77-58. The Crusaders drop to 4-5 while the Eagles improve to 5-2.
The Eagles took an early 8-0 lead but Aloisi put Holy Cross in charge, hitting three shots from long range, bringing the Crusaders within one, making the score 10-9. The Crusaders grabbed a 17-15 lead with 9:17 left in the first half as Aloisi and freshman guard Alyssa May (Oradell, N.J.) each scored a shot from outside the arc.
The Crusader gained their biggest lead of the game, 22-17, but BC chipped away at the scoreboard, grabbing back the lead. Back and forth traffic on the court landed B.C. on the up side going into halftime as Carolyn Swords scored a buzzer beating shot, making the score 40-28 at the break.
At the half, Carolyn Swords lead the Eagles with 12 points while Stephanie Murphy had 10 points.
The Eagles went on an early 11-2 run as Ayla Brown had seven points and Murphy scored four points. With 14:53 left in the game, BC led the Crusaders 51-30.
BC continued to rack up the points as Murphy chipped in 10 more points and Corey Rusin scored four. Sophomore guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) led the Crusaders with six points as the Eagles led Holy Cross, 67-51.
BC grabbed its biggest lead of 21 points over the Crusaders (72-51) with 1:54 left to play. The Eagles closed out the game beating Holy Cross, 77-58.
The Crusaders travel to Harvard University on Tuesday, December 18 for a game scheduled at 7:00 p.m.