November 12, 2006

St. Peter's Tops Holy Cross 67-55

Nov. 12, 2006

Box Score

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Lauma Reke and Natasha Morris lead the Peahens with 15 points each as St. Peter's women's basketball team defeated Holy Cross 67-55 in its second game of the season in non-conference action Sunday at the Yanitelli Center. With the loss the Crusaders are now 1-1 overall while the Peahens improve to 2-0 on the season.

The Crusaders could not find the net until two minutes into the game when senior center Kaitlin Foley (Albany, N.Y.) boarded a lay up, but Saint Peter's already took a five point lead.

The first half consisted of 23 turnovers between both teams. The Peahens were on the better end with 10 and was able to execute on Holy Cross' 13 turnovers as they were 55.6 percent from the floor and six for 10 at the line compared to the Crusaders 42.3 field goal percentage and making two out of six free throws.

St. Peter's led by 15 at the half, 41-26. Lauma Reke put up 12 points for the Peahens while the Crusaders did not go into double digits with a team-high eight points from Foley.

In the second half, the Peahens held off Holy Cross for over six minutes until Foley came through with three lay ups giving the Crusaders their first six points of the half. Foley had a season and team high 21 points for Holy Cross in the second half.

The Peahens had four three-pointers in the second half and shot 55.6 percent from the floor while the Crusaders went 35.5 percent.

Freshman Christy Cushnie (Vienna, Va.) made her first appearance as a Crusader recording two minutes at the end of the game.

Holy Cross is back on the road on Tuesday to take on Quinnipiac in Hamden Conn. at 7:00 p.m.