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Women's Basketball Falls to Holy Cross

Feb. 19, 2014

17-9, 6-6

  1 2 F
Holy Cross 41 49 90
Lafayete 38 38 76
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13-13, 7-8

 Stat Comparison HC Laf
 Points 90 76
 FG Made-Attempted 38-62 29-63
 FG Percentage 61.3 46.0
 3P Made/Attempted 1-8 6-17
 3P Percentage 12.5 35.3
 FT Made-Attempted 13-17 12-14
 FT Percentage 76.5 85.7
 Rebounds 29 32
 Turnovers 11 17

 Individual Leaders
 Scoring Totals
 LC - Homan
 HC - Scott
 LC - Homan 11
 HC - Scott 10
 LC - Fahan 5
 HC - Malone 6
 LC - Homan, Fiacco, Peabody 1
 HC - Four players 2
 LC - Loughney 1
 HC - Hourigan 1

Easton, Pa. – Emily Homan’s double-double (19 pts, 11 rebs) was not enough to slow down a Holy Cross squad who won its third straight game, as the Leopards fell to visiting Holy Cross, 90-76 in Patriot League play on Wednesday night. Lafayette cut the Crusader lead to five late in the second half, but Holy Cross was able pull away to a 14-point win.

The Leopards moved to 7-8 in Patriot League play and had four players in double figures led by Homan’s 19. Linnel Macklin finished with 17 points, while Kelly Loughney chipped in 15 points off the bench. Fahan was the final player in double figures with 10 points. Holy Cross was led by Raquel Scott’s game-high 25 points and 10 rebounds, as the improved to 9-6 in league play.

Lafayette jumped out to an early 10-6 lead with 15 minutes to play in the opening half. Macklin and Homan combined for the Leopards first 10 points. Holy Cross answered, taking an 18-16 lead midway through the first period.

A seven-point spurt capped off with a Loughney triple pushed the Leopards ahead, 23-18. The Crusaders countered with a 7-2 run to tie the game at 25 at the seven-minute mark.

The teams exchanged baskets before back-to-back threes from Macklin and Loughney pushed the Leopards ahead 35-33. Holy Cross scored eight of the final 11 points of the half to take a 41-38 advantage into the break.

The Crusaders scored the first four points of the second half to extend their lead to seven and force a Lafayette timeout. The Holy Cross run went to 15-5, as the Crusaders took a 56-43 lead into the under-16 media timeout. Trailing 63-47, Danielle Fiacco scored on the low block to make it a 14-point game with 13 minutes to play.

Loughney cut the lead to 11 at 11:50, but Scott answered for Holy Cross on the next possession, followed by an elbow jumper from Alex Smith. A three-pointer from Maddie Peabody sliced the lead back to 12, 70-58. The Leopards were able to get it down to 10, on four straight points from Madeline Fahan at the 7:36 mark.

Holy Cross stretched its lead back to 13, but a six-point spurt from the Leopards whittled the deficit to seven. After a defensive stop, O’Hare made it a five-point game with a driving left handed lay in. On the Crusaders’ next possession, Scott beat the shot clock with a layup to give Holy Cross a 77-70 advantage with four and a half minutes to play.

Homan scored her 19th point of the game to trim the lead to five, but Lisa Mifsud’s three-point play at the 3:20 mark put the Crusaders ahead by 80-72. Scott increased the advantage to 10, before a three-point play from Emily Parker made it 85-72 with a minute and a half to play to put away the game.

Lafayette makes the short trip to Bethlehem on Saturday night to take on rival Lehigh at 7:30 p.m.