Dec. 29, 2007
Gainesville, Fla. - Sophomore guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) had a team-high 19 points including ten in the second half to lift the Crusaders to a 79-60 win over UNC-Asheville in the consolation game of the State Farm Classic.
UNC-Asheville jumped out to an early 8-2 lead as Ashton Barton hit two shots from outside the arc. The Bulldogs continued to maintain the lead, going on a 14-8 run with Lindsey Montgomery chipping in four points to the UNC-Asheville lead.
The Crusaders chipped away at the Bulldogs lead, coming with in three points at halftime, 34-31. McFadden led the first half for Holy Cross, scoring nine points, grabbing two rebounds, and chipping in two assists.
Holy Cross came out red hot after the break, grabbing the lead as freshman guard Alyssa May (Oradell, N.J.) hit a jumper to give the Crusaders a 40-32 lead. With 16:49 left in the game, Holy Cross held onto the lead.
The Crusaders continued to pile on the points as May scored 10 points and freshman center Elizabeth Campbell (Louisville, Ky.) had eight points in the second half.
Holy Cross scored 48 points in the second half while holding the Bulldogs to 26 points.
Closing out the game, McFadden had nine boards, three assists, an assist and a steal. Campbell finished with 14 points, six rebounds, a team-high five blocks and three steals. Senior guard Laura Aloisi (Nashua, N.H.) led Holy Cross in rebounds with eight and assists with six while recording four points and three steals.
Barton finished with 15 points, six assists, two steals and an assist for the Bulldogs.
Holy Cross improves to 5-7 while UNC-Asheville falls to 7-7.
Holy Cross travels to St. Peter's for its next game on Tuesday, January 2, scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m.