Holy Cross To Face Loyola On The Road Monday
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is set to continue Patriot League action Monday, as the Crusaders travel to Loyola (Md.) to take on the Greyhounds at 7:00 p.m. Friday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network on PatriotLeague.TV.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently earned a 54-49 victory over Lehigh on Friday night in Worcester.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 18.3 points per game and ranks fifth in rebounds per game with 8.6. She set a new career-high with 28 points in the loss at Hofstra, and recorded the 13th double-double of her career against Dartmouth.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed notched her 1,000th career point in the win over Vermont with a jump shot in the third quarter. She became the 33rd player in program history to reach the milestone. She ranks second in the Patriot League in scoring with 17.3 points per game.
• In the win at Colgate, senior Tricia Byrne set a new career-high with 19 points.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 5-5 all-time against Loyola.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, the Greyhounds defeated Holy Cross 56-37 in the last regular season game of the 2016-2017 season on March 1 in Worcester.
• The first meeting between these two teams took place on Jan. 17, 1990, with the Crusaders earning an 82-50 win at home.
• In games played in Baltimore, Md., Holy Cross holds the series edge at 3-1.
LAST TIME OUT
• The Holy Cross women’s basketball team allowed its fewest points of the season as the Crusaders defeated Patriot League foe Lehigh on Friday night.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis led Holy Cross (7-7, 2-1) with 18 points and eight rebounds while tallying three steals.
• Sophomore Madalyn Smith shot a perfect 4-for-4 to add nine points with a game-high four assists.
• Freshman Jenay Faulkner also had a strong night offensively, tallying nine points and adding three steals.
• Lehigh (8-6, 2-1) was led by Camryn Buhr, who registered a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.
• Gena Grundhoffer also scored in double digits, notching 10 points while shooting 5-for-10.
• Holy Cross shot 42% (21-50) for the game, while the Mountain Hawks shot 31% (18-58).
• The Crusaders were nearly perfect at the charity stripe, hitting 90.0% (9-10) of their free throws.
• Holy Cross held the edge in rebounding, 38-36.
SCOUTING REPORT ON LOYOLA
• Loyola (Md.) enters Monday night’s contest with a 2-12 overall record and an 0-3 mark in the Patriot League. The Greyhounds have lost nine-straight games, and most recently fell to Boston U., 75-56.
• Last season, Loyola went 9-22 with a 5-13 record in the Patriot League. They earned a tournament victory over Lehigh in the first round (78-50), before falling to Bucknell in the quarterfinals, 75-72.
• Stephanie Karcz leads the Greyhounds in scoring this season, averaging 14.6 points per game.
• Karcz is also the team’s leading rebounder, posting an average of 9.4 boards per contest.
• Head coach Joe Logan is currently in his seventh season at Loyola.
• The Crusaders will return to action following the Loyola game against Navy on Jan. 11 in Worcester at 7:05 p.m.
Season and single-game tickets to see the Crusaders are on sale now. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the best collegiate basketball in Central Massachusetts! Tickets for Holy Cross basketball can be purchased online at GoHolyCross.com/tickets or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.