Infiniti Thomas-Waheed
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Mark Seliger Photography
Infiniti Thomas-Waheed

Thomas-Waheed Nets 31 As Holy Cross Falls To Boston University, 64-58

Holy Cross Athletics   02-10-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC BU
Points 58 64
Rebounds 28 45
Turnovers 13 23
FG Percent 33.9 46.9
3FG Percent 35.5 37.5
FT Percent 58.3 65.2
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed led the Holy Cross women’s basketball team with 31 points, but the Crusaders took a 64-58 defeat to Boston University on Saturday afternoon.

Thomas-Waheed earned a new career-high with 31 points and added three steals while shooting 7-for-14 from three-point range for Holy Cross (10-14, 5-8). She became the first Crusader to post 30 or more points in a game since Raquel Scott scored 36 at Penn State on Nov. 13, 2015. Sophomore Nicole Morris posted eight points while shooting 3-for-4 from the field. Boston University (10-13, 5-8) was led by Nia Irving, who posted a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds. Naiyah Thompson (11) and Katie Nelson (10) also scored in double digits for the Terriers.

BU shot 46.9% (23-49) from the field while the Crusaders shot 33.9% (20-59). From three-point range BU posted 37.5% (3-8) of its shots, while holding Holy Cross to 35.5% (11-31). At the free throw line, the Terriers shot 65.2% (15-23) as the Crusaders posted 58.3% (7-12). 

WOMAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES

  • Following the game, Thomas-Waheed was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
  • She notched a career-high 31 points while shooting 7-for-14 from three-point range.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • BU held a narrow lead throughout the majority of the first quarter. After the Crusaders took a one-point lead with four minutes remaining, the Terriers scored eight unanswered to take an 18-11 lead into the second.
  • Holy Cross got within two points in the second quarter, but BU posted a 12-2 run to carry a 36-24 lead into halftime.
  • The Crusaders responded in the third quarter, shooting 54.5% (6-for-11) while closing the gap to two points before heading into the fourth.
  • After Holy Cross gained a five-point lead midway through the quarter, the Terriers ended the game with a 13-2 run to secure the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • BU scored 30 points in the paint and held the Crusaders to 14.
  • The Terriers added 11 of their points on second chance opportunities, while Holy Cross scored only two.
  • In fast break points, BU outscored the Crusaders 10-0.
  • The Terriers held the edge in rebounding at 45-28, which tied for the largest rebounding deficit the Crusaders have had this season.

THE TURNPIKE TROPHY

  • Saturday’s game was a part of the 2017-2018 Turnpike Trophy rivalry series between Holy Cross and Boston University.
  • The series awards points for all head-to-head victories in both the regular season and postseason, with the Turnpike Trophy going to the school which accumulates the most points at the end of the academic year. With the win over the Terriers Saturday, the series is now 7-4 in favor of BU.
  • Irving was selected as the Turnpike Trophy MVP following the game.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action on Wednesday, Feb. 14, as the Crusaders play host to Army West Point at 7:05 p.m.

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