Nov. 22, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - Ashley Taylor poured in a game-high 20 points and four other Big Green players reached double figures to lead the Dartmouth women's basketball team to a 74-63 non-conference win over Holy Cross on Tuesday night at the Hart Center. Holy Cross has now lost two straight and falls to 1-2 on the season, while the Big Green improve to 2-0 on the season.
Senior guard Jessica Conte led the Crusaders with 16 points and added six rebounds and junior center Kaitlin Foley put up 12 points and eight rebounds. Junior Brittany Keil turned in her second career double-double with an 11-point, 10-rebound effort, while sophomore guard Laura Aloisi posted seven points, five assists and three boards for the Crusaders. Shannon Bush also contributed eight points, four rebounds, four steals and two assists.
Dartmouth led 36-28 at the half after jumping out to a 13-2 lead to start the game. The Big Green were 5-for-7 from the floor in the first six minutes of the contest, including 3-of-4 from long range, while the Crusaders started the game 1-for-12 from the field.
Holy Cross cut the lead to four (13-9) after a 7-0 run in which freshman forward Kathy Gruzynski scored five straight points. But a Soriaga trey at the 11:59 mark put the Big Green up 16-9. Dartmouth led by as many as 14 points (27-13) with 7:02 to go, but Holy Cross went on a 13-2 run over the next four minutes to cut the lead to three (29-26) with 2:44 remaining.
The Crusaders took their first lead of the game (37-36) early in the second and led again, 46-45 after a Keil three-ball from the top of the key with 11:15 left, but the Big Green were too much down the stretch and went on a 10-2 run to get back on top with just over eight minutes remaining.
Angie Soriaga scored 15 points for the Big Green, who also got 13 points from Elise Morrison, 11 points from Jeannie Cullen and 10 points from Fatima Kamara.
Dartmouth shot 47.5 percent from the floor, while holding Holy Cross to just 33 percent.
Holy Cross is back in action on Monday, Nov. 28, when it hosts Saint Peter's at 7:00 p.m. at the Hart Center.