Women's Basketball Set For Road Matchup With Army West Point Wednesday
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is set to continue Patriot League action Wednesday, as the Crusaders travel to Army West Point. Wednesday’s game will be broadcast online via the Patriot League Network on PatriotLeague.TV. In addition, the game will be broadcast on Emmauel Radio (1230 AM | 1230radio.com) with Bob Fouracre on play-by-play.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently earned a 60-57 road victory over Boston University last Saturday.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 17.8 points per game and ranks seventh in rebounds per game with 8.2. She surpassed 700 career points in the Crusaders’ win at Boston University.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League in scoring with 16.6 points per game. She notched her 1,000th career point in the win over Vermont with a jump shot in the third quarter, becoming the 33rd player in program history to reach the milestone.
• Sophomore Megan Swords registered a new career-high with 12 points against Navy on Jan. 11.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 34-28 all-time against Army West Point.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, the Black Knights defeated Holy Cross 60-41 on Feb. 15, 2017 at West Point.
• The first meeting between these two teams took place on Jan. 23, 1991, with the earning a 67-57 win over Army in Worcester.
• In games played at West Point, the all-time series is tied at 15 wins each.
LAST TIME OUT
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed led the Holy Cross women’s basketball team with 15 points, as the Crusaders defeated Boston University 60-57 on Saturday afternoon.
• Thomas-Waheed posted 15 points and added a pair of steals with two rebounds.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis also played a key role for Holy Cross (8-9, 3-3), adding 13 points with five rebounds, four assists and two steals.
• Sophomore Madalyn Smith finished the game with nine points and two assists.
• Boston University (8-8, 3-3) was led by Nia Irving, who tallied 21 points and added eight rebounds.
• Corrine Williams also scored in double figures for the Terriers, notching 10 points with seven rebounds and four assists.
• BU shot 45.2% (19-42) from the field, while the Crusaders hit 32.8% (22-67) of their attempts.
• The Terriers held the edge in rebounding, 40-30.
• The lead changed 13 times during the game, with the score being tied at six different points throughout the contest.
SCOUTING REPORT ON ARMY
• Army West Point enters Wednesday night’s contest with a 9-8 overall record and a 2-4 mark in the Patriot League, having most recently fallen to Navy, 70-44, this past Sunday.
• Last season, the Black Knights went 22-9 overall and 12-6 in Patriot League play. They were eliminated in the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament by Navy, 54-53.
• Madison Hovren leads Army’s offense, averaging 14.5 points per game with a 44.2 shooting percentage.
• Hovren is also the team’s leading rebounder, averaging 10.2 boards per game.
• Head coach Dave Magarity is in his 12th season with the Black Knights.
• The Crusaders will return to action following the game at Army West Point when they take on Bucknell in Worcester on Jan. 20 at 1:05 p.m.
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