Women's Basketball Plays Host To Vermont Saturday
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is back in action Saturday, as the Crusaders play host to Vermont in non-conference action at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex. Saturday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network (PatriotLeague.TV). In addition, the game will be broadcast on WEEI (1440 AM) with Dick Lutsk on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently fell to Boston College at home this past Wednesday, 70-61.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed is closing in on 1,000 career points. She currently stands with 988, needing just 12 more to reach the milestone.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 20.3 points per game and ranks fourth in rebounds per game with 9.3. She set a new career-high with 28 points in the loss at Hofstra, and recorded the 12th double-double of her career against Boston College.
• The Crusaders finished their 2016-2017 campaign with an overall record of 8-22, and a 6-12 mark in the Patriot League.
• Manis was named the 2016-2017 Patriot League Rookie of the Year, while Katie Doherty earned Academic All-Patriot League honors.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 7-9 all-time against Vermont.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, the Catamounts defeated Holy Cross 63-52 in Burlington, Vt. on Nov. 30, 2016.
• The first meeting between these two teams took place on Nov. 30, 1982, with the Crusaders earning a 93-76 victory at home.
• In games played in Worcester, Holy Cross holds a 6-3 advantage.
LAST TIME OUT
• Sophomore Lauren Manis earned her fourth double-double of the season for the Holy Cross women’s basketball team with 18 points and 13 rebounds, but the Crusaders fell to Boston College 70-61 on Wednesday night at the Hart Center at the Luth Athletic Complex.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed also scored in double figures for Holy Cross (3-5), tallying 15 points with a pair of steals.
• Sophomore Madalyn Smith added eight points with two assists while shooting 3-for-5 from the field.
• The Eagles (4-5) were led by Georgia Pineau, who earned a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds.
• Boston College shot 48.9 percent from the field, while Holy Cross shot 33.3 percent.•The Eagles also had the edge in rebounds, 43-31.
• The Eagles led by nine points late in the third quarter, but a last-second three-point shot from Smith made it a 48-42 game at the end of the third.
• The Crusaders were within one point early in the fourth, but Boston College put together an 11-1 run to extend its lead en route to a 70-61 win.
SCOUTING REPORT ON VERMONT
• Vermont stands at 2-7 on the season heading into Saturday’s contest, having fallen in five-straight games and most recently dropping a 57-41 game to Boston University. The Catamounts own victories over Norwich (75-31) and Howard (88-65).
• Last season, Vermont posted a 9-20 record with a 6-10 record in America East. They were eliminated by Albany (65-45) in the quarterfinal round of the America East Tournament.
• Hanna Crymble is the Catamounts’ leading scorer, averaging 19.1 points per game while shooting 58.5 percent from the field.
• Crymble is also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 6.2 boards per game.
• Head coach Chris Day is currently in his second season with Vermont.
• Following the game against Vermont, Holy Cross will return to action on Dec. 17, when the Crusaders travel to Rhode Island for a 2:00 p.m. game.
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.