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Three Score In Double Figures As Holy Cross Downs Rhode Island 69-63

Holy Cross Athletics   12-17-2017
Stat Comparison
Category HC URI
Points 69 63
Rebounds 32 42
Turnovers 9 20
FG Percent 38.8 43.1
3FG Percent 23.8 38.5
FT Percent 75.0 66.7
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Lauren Manis posted a game-high 19 points while adding five rebounds, as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team defeated Rhode Island 69-63.

Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed also had a solid game for Holy Cross (5-5), posting 17 points with seven rebounds and seven steals. Sophomore Megan Swords totaled 10 points, shooting a perfect 5-for-5 from the field. Rhode Island was led by Nicole Jorgensen, who totaled 11 points and added seven rebounds. 

The Rams held the edge in rebounding, 42-32. Rhode Island shot 43.1 percent from the field, while Holy Cross shot 38.8 percent which included a 66.7 percent (8-for-12) stretch in the fourth quarter. The Rams missed seven free throws, shooting 66.7 percent (14-for-21) from the charity stripe. 


  • Following the game, Thomas-Waheed was selected as the Woman of the Match presented the United States Marines.
  • She posted 17 points with seven rebounds and seven steals.


  • Rhode Island jumped out to an early lead and maintained its advantage throughout the first quarter, outscoring the Crusaders 18-9 in the first 10 minutes of play.
  • Holy Cross erased a 10-point deficit in the second quarter to tie the game for the first time late, but the Rams pulled ahead to lead 30-28 just before halftime.
  • Early in the third quarter, the Crusaders took their first lead of the game and led by as many as nine points. They outscored the Rams 15-7 to take a 43-37 advantage into the final quarter.
  • The Crusaders led by 10 early in the fourth, but Rhode Island pulled within four points late in the game. Holy Cross shot 67% in the fourth quarter (8-for-12) to close out the game and earn the win.


  • Swords earned a new career-high with 10 points in the win.
  • Thomas-Waheed set a new career-high for steals with seven.
  • The Crusaders committed less than 10 turnovers (9) for the first time this season.


  • Holy Cross returns to action this Wednesday, December 20, as the Crusaders play host to Dartmouth at 11:05 a.m.

As the calendar year ends, we ask you to help Holy Cross Athletics maintain its forward momentum by supporting the Crusader Athletics Fund. To make your gift, visit
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