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Women's Basketball Treks to Worcester for Wednesday Contest

Maddie Peabody

Feb. 14, 2012

 Date  Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.
 Location  Worcester, Mass. | Hart Center
 Television  Charter TV3 (Worcester area, check local listings)
 Live Coverage   Watch Live | Holy Cross Live Stats | Twitter
 More Coverage  Lafayette Game Notes (PDF) | Lafayette Media Guide (PDF)

EASTON, Pa. - The Lafayette women's basketball team heads to Worcester, Mass. on Wednesday, Feb. 15 to challenge Patriot League foe Holy Cross. The 7 p.m. contest between the Leopards (8-17, 2-8 PL) and Crusaders (13-12, 4-6 PL) will be available live on via Patriot League All-Access. The game will also be televised live in the Worcester area on Charter TV3 with Kevin O'Shea and Amy O'Brien Davagian on the call.

Another second-half scoring drought on Saturday afternoon allowed Bucknell to rally past the host Leopards, 65-54, at Kirby Sports Center. Emily Homan netted 24 points for the Leopards, shooting 8-for-10 from the field and 8-for-11 from the free throw line. She also hauled in a team-high nine rebounds and blocked three shots. Danielle Fiacco also scored in double figures with 10 points.

Lafayette led by as many as 14 points in the first half, but the Bison trimmed the margin to just four points, 33-29, at the half. After the club exchanged the lead seven times in the opening portion of the second period, the Leopards went scoreless for 8:23 during a 15-0 Bucknell run that saw the Bison take a 53-39 lead that they would not relinquish.

Holy Cross suffered its fourth consecutive loss on Saturday afternoon - a 67-47 decision at first-place American - to move to 13-12 overall and 4-6 in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are the highest-scoring Patriot League team as well as the only club to boast three players averaging double figures. Amy Lepley is Holy Cross' leading scorer and rebounder with 13.4 points and 6.1 boards per game. Alex Smith is the league's most prolific three-point shooter as well as one of the most efficient; she boasts a 38.5 percent success rate from beyond the arc en route to 12.9 points per game. Freshman center Emily Parker is the Crusaders' third-leading scorer with an even 10.0 points per contest. Parker ranks second among Patriot League rookies in points and rebounds (5.6 rpg), trailing only Emily Homan in both categories.

Action returns to Kirby Sports Center on Saturday, Feb. 18 at noon against historic rival Lehigh. The game will be broadcast live on the Lafayette Sports Network and