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Madalyn Smith

Crusaders Take 66-57 Setback To Army West Point

Holy Cross Athletics   02-14-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC ARMY
Points 57 66
Rebounds 26 47
Turnovers 16 23
FG Percent 34.7 42.3
3FG Percent 30.0 42.9
FT Percent 69.0 63.3
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Lauren Manis led the Holy Cross women’s basketball team with 19 points as the Crusaders fell to Army West Point 66-57 on Wednesday night.

Manis led Holy Cross (10-15, 5-9) with 19 points and added five rebounds while shooting 11-for-15 from the free throw line. Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed finished the game with eight points and seven rebounds with three steals. Janae McNeal led the Black Knights with 25 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 10-for-17 from the field. Madison Hovren also earned a double-double for Army, posting 16 points with 12 boards. 

The Black Knights shot 42.3% (22-52) from the field, while the Crusaders posted 34.7% (17-49). From three-point range, Army shot 42.9% (3-7) while Holy Cross hit 30.0% (3-10) of their chances. The Black Knights were 63.3% (19-30) from the free throw line, while the Crusaders shot 69.0% (20-29) from the charity stripe.

WOMAN OF THE MATCH PRESENTED BY THE UNITED STATES MARINES

  • Following the game, Manis was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
  • She posted 19 points with five rebounds while shooting 11-for-15 from the free throw line.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Army West Point tallied the first nine points of the game, and managed to hold onto its lead throughout the first quarter to outscore the Crusaders 19-13.
  • Holy Cross managed to get within two points late in the second quarter, but the Black Knights held on to their advantage and took a 31-27 lead into halftime.
  • The Crusaders battled early in the third quarter, coming within two points, but Army posted a 9-3 run to keep control of its lead and took a 47-41 advantage into the final frame.
  • The Black Knights finished the fourth quarter strong, leading by no fewer than seven in the final 10 minutes to secure the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Army held the edge in rebounding, 47-26, which is the largest deficit the Crusaders have faced this season.
  • The Black Knights outscored Holy Cross in the pain, 34-26.
  • Army recorded 23 turnovers while the Crusaders committed 16.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 17, as the Crusaders travel to Lewisburg, Pa. to take on Bucknell at 2:00 p.m.

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