Dec. 22, 2008
BOSTON, Mass. - Northeastern's sophomore guard Jasmine Crew totaled 18 points, six assists, five rebounds and three steals to lead the Huskies to a 66-47 victory over the Holy Cross women's basketball team at Solomon Court on Monday afternoon. Junior forward Kim Carr recorded a double-double for Northeastern, scoring 11 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. With the loss, the Crusaders fall to 1-9 on the season while the Huskies improve to 3-6.
Northeastern went on a quick 16-5 run in the opening five minutes as Crew scored nine points. Holy Cross retaliated with a 9-0 run to get within three of the Huskies (16-13) as junior guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) hit two shots from three-point range. The Huskies held onto the lead for the rest of the half, closing out the first half ahead of the Crusaders by 13 points, 39-26.
Holy Cross got within 11 points of the Huskies (44-33) in the first five minutes of the second half, following a shot from long range by junior guard Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.). With 1:20 left in the game, Northeastern grabbed its largest lead of the game, 66-44, as Dani Iervollino hit a shot from beyond the arc. Northeastern finished ahead of the Crusaders 19, 66-47.
O'Dell led the team in scoring with 13 points while grabbing three rebounds and three steals. McFadden finished with eight points, six rebounds and two steals while senior forward Jessica Merrihue (Holtsville, N.Y.) had six points, three rebounds, two steals and one block.
Holy Cross will conclude its eight-game road trip on Dec. 28-29, competing in the Hawk Classic, hosted by St. Joseph's in Philadelphia, Pa.