Women's Basketball To Host Loyola In Pink Game Saturday
WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross women’s basketball team is set to continue Patriot League action Saturday, as the Crusaders host Loyola (Md.) in their annual Pink Game. Saturday’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.
PINK GAME/CANCER AWARENESS
• The Crusaders will host their annual Pink Game on Saturday, where Pink Revolution will be in attendance raffling off a team signed jersey and an autographed basketball as well as selling t-shirts. All proceeds benefit the foundation. The McInerney dancers will also be performing at halftime.
• In addition, the first 500 fans in attendance will receive a free replica jersey.
SCOUTING HOLY CROSS
• Holy Cross most recently earned a 69-56 victory over Lafayette last Saturday in Easton, Pa.
• Sophomore Lauren Manis leads the Patriot League with 18.5 points per game and ranks fifth in rebounds per game with 8.4.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the Patriot League in scoring with 16.8 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.
• Head Coach Bill Gibbons is closing in on his 600th career victory, having earned his 599th career win against Lafayette last weekend.
SERIES QUICK HITS
• The Crusaders are 5-6 all-time against Loyola.
• In the last meeting between the two programs, the Greyhounds defeated Holy Cross 77-60 on Jan. 8 earlier this season in Baltimore, Md.
• The first meeting between these teams took place on Jan. 17, 1990, with the Crusaders earning an 82-50 win at home.
• In games played in Worcester, Loyola leads the all-time series 3-2.
LAST TIME OUT
• Sophomore Lauren Manis posted 27 points as the Holy Cross women’s basketball team earned a 69-56 victory over Lafayette on Saturday afternoon.
• Manis led Holy Cross (10-11, 5-5) with a game-high 27 points while adding nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals. She also shot a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.
• Senior Infiniti Thomas-Waheed also turned in another strong performance with 19 points, five steals and three assists.
• Senior Tricia Byrne finished the game with nine points and four rebounds.
• Lafayette (8-12, 4-6) was led by Natalie Kucowski, who earned a double-double with 14 points and 17 rebounds.
• Olivia Martino also scored in double figures, adding 10 points while shooting 2-for-4 from behind the arc.
• The Crusaders shot 44.2% (23-52) from the field while holding the Leopards to 30.9% (17-55).
• From three-point range, Lafayette hit 41.2% (7-17) of their shots as Holy Cross hit 38.1% (8-21).
• The Leopards shot 83.3% (15-18) from the free throw line, while the Crusaders hit 75.0% (15-20) of their attempts.
SCOUTING REPORT ON LOYOLA
• Loyola is 6-15 on the season with a 4-6 record in Patriot League play. They most recently took a 62-47 loss to Army West Point, but have earned wins in three of their last four games.
• The Greyhounds earned their first Patriot League win against Holy Cross earlier this season, defeating the Crusaders 77-60 in Baltimore, Md.
• Stephanie Karcz leads the team’s offense with an average of 15.0 points per game while shooting 44.6% from the field.
• Karcz is also the leading rebounder for Loyola, averaging 10.6 boards per game.
• Head coach Joe Logan is in his 13th season with Loyola.
• Following the game with Loyola, the Crusaders will return to action against Navy on Wednesday, Feb. 7 in Annapolis, Md.
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.