Dec. 18, 2007
Cambridge, Mass. - Sophomore guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) had a team-high 15 points but it was enough as the Holy Cross women's basketball team lost to Harvard, 80-56, in non-conference play at the Lavietes Pavilion. The Crusaders drop to 4-6 while the Crimson improves to 7-5.
Harvard jumped out to a 15-7 lead as Katie Rollins scored five points including a shot from long range while Lindsay Hallion chipped in four points. Holy Cross came within three of the Crimson, 27-24, but Harvard quickly widened the gap, leaping to an 11 point cushion over the Crusaders as Niki Finelli led the scoring with four points. Harvard finished up the half ten points ahead of the Crusaders, 38-28.
Hallion led Harvard in the first half with nine points and one rebound while McFadden scored nine points and had one board.
Harvard continued where it left off after the break, continuing to rack up the points. The Crimson reached a game-high 24 point lead, 59-35, with Adrian Budischak scoring six points and Hallion scoring four. Harvard finished 24 points ahead of the Crusaders, 80-56.
Senior guard Laura Aloisi (Nashua, N.H.) had 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals while senior guard Ashley McLaughlin (Andover, Mass.) had a team-high five rebounds and chipped in five points and a steal.
Hallion finished the game as Harvard's top scorer with 15 points and had six assists and a rebound while Budischak had a team-high 14 rebounds and scored seven points while chipping in three assists and a steal.
The Crusaders travel to the University of Florida to compete in the State Farm Classic on December 28-29. Holy Cross will play the host Gators in the first round game on Friday at 7:00 p.m. and the winner of the Alabama A & M/UNC-Asheville game on Saturday at 4:30 p.m.