Jan. 18, 2007
HANOVER, N.H. - Ashley Taylor scored a career-high 30 points to lead the Dartmouth women's basketball team past Holy Cross, 68-44 in non-conference action Thursday night at the Leede Arena. The Crusaders fall to 6-13 overall with the loss as Dartmouth improves to 6-9 on the season.
Dartmouth opened the game with an early 11-0 run. Holy Cross came back with a 13-2 streak to tie the game at 13 (9:27). During the run Brittany Keil (Sparta, N.J.) scored seven, Christy Cushnie (Vienna, Va.) had three, Kaitlin Foley (Albany, N.Y.) had two and Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.) added one. The game went back and forth for the next few minutes until Dartmouth went 11-2 to go ahead by 10 (28-18) with just over two minutes left in the first half and went into the break with an eight point advantage, 30-22.
Keil lead the Crusaders in the first half with seven points and seven rebounds. Taylor put up 14 points for Dartmouth.
Holy Cross came out of the locker room strong scoring 13-6 in the first few minutes of the second half to come within one, 36-35. Big Green did not allow the Crusaders to get any closer as Dartmouth followed up with a 15-4 run to go ahead by 12 at 8:20 (51-39). Dartmouth then scored 15 unanswered points to take a 27 point lead (66-39) and held on to win by 24.
Keil recorded her first double-double of the season with a team-high 12 points and 10 rebounds. Koren Schram had 11 points for Dartmouth and Darcy Rose added 10.
The Crusaders head to Washington, D.C. to face conference opponent American Saturday at 12:00 p.m.