Women's Basketball Edges Navy, 67-58

Feb. 18, 2009

Box Score

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Junior guard Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I) totaled 21 points to lead the Holy Cross women's basketball team over Navy, 67-58, in Patriot League action at Alumni Hall on Wednesday night. With the win, the Crusaders improve to 11-15 overall and 6-5 in the Patriot League while the Midshipmen fall to 13-13 on the season and 6-5 in league play. Sophomore forward Elizabeth Campbell (Louisville, Ky.) recorded her second career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

Holy Cross held Navy scoreless for the first four minutes of the game but the Mids pushed forward on offense, taking a 12-11 lead. The Crusaders grabbed the upper hand with a 17-7 run including five shots scored from beyond the arc with O'Dell scoring nine points from three-point range. Down 28-19 with less than five minutes remaining in the half, the Mids retaliated with a 13-5 run with two shots from long range scored by Angela Myers and five points scored by Kristin Bowen. Headed into halftime, the Crusaders held a 33-32 edge.

The Crusaders opened the second half with a 7-1 run including three points from Campbell. Back-to-back shots from long range by Kristin Bowen brought the Mids within four points of Holy Cross, 42-38. Back and forth scoring by both teams tied the score two times heading into the final minutes of the half. With less than three minutes remaining in the game, the Crusaders broke free from a 58-58 tied with a 9-0 run with four points scored by junior guard Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.), lifting Holy Cross to a 67-58 win.

In addition to her 21 points, O'Dell had four rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals while Campbell chipped in two assists, two rebounds and one block. McFadden finished the game with 16 points, six rebounds and four assists. Navy was led in scoring by Bowen who finished with 15 points and Myers who scored 13 points.

Holy Cross returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 21, hosting American for a Patriot League game at 1:00 p.m.