Infiniti Thomas-Waheed
Mark Seliger Photography
Mark Seliger Photography
Infiniti Thomas-Waheed

Holy Cross Takes 71-47 Setback To Bucknell

Holy Cross Athletics   01-20-2018
Stat Comparison
Category HC BU
Points 47 71
Rebounds 31 41
Turnovers 18 13
FG Percent 31.4 41.0
3FG Percent 23.5 43.5
FT Percent 73.3 91.7
Box Score

WORCESTER, Mass. – Sophomore Lauren Manis led Holy Cross with 20 points, but the Holy Cross women’s basketball team fell to Bucknell 71-47 on Saturday afternoon.

Manis posted 20 points for the Crusaders (9-10, 4-4) while adding eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed tallied 19 points with five rebounds and a pair of blocks. Bucknell (11-8, 5-3) was led by Kate Walker, who posted a game-high 25 points with six assists and five rebounds. Abby Kapp also had a strong game for the Bison, finishing with 11 points and six boards.

Bucknell shot 41.0% (25-61) from the field, while Holy Cross shot 31.4% (16-51). From three-point range, the Bison hit 43.5% (10-23), while the Crusaders posted 23.5% (4-17). At the free throw line, Bucknell hit 91.7% (11-12) of its attempts as Holy Cross shot 73.3% (11-15).

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 added 20 points with eight rebounds, four blocks and three steals.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • Both teams battled back and forth in the opening minutes, with neither side leading by more than four throughout most of the first quarter. Bucknell took a six-point lead with just under a minute to play, and carried a 19-14 advantage into the second.
  • The Crusaders came back to take a one-point lead with three minutes left in the half, but the Bison posted a 9-0 run and headed into halftime up 36-27.
  • Bucknell led by as many as 17 points during the third quarter, and entered the fourth with a 53-40 lead.
  • The Bison outscored Holy Cross 18-7 in the fourth quarter to seal the 71-47 victory.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS

  • Manis and Thomas-Waheed combined for 39 of the Crusaders’ 47 points (82.9%).
  • Bucknell posted 23 points off turnovers while holding Holy Cross to 11.
  • The Bison added 12 points on second-chance opportunities, while the Crusaders posted three.

UP NEXT

  • Holy Cross returns to action this Wednesday, Jan. 24, as the Crusaders play host to American at 7:05 p.m.

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