February 27, 2006

Shannon Bush Named Crusader Of The Week

Feb. 27, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior guard Shannon Bush (Doylestown, Pa.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from February 20-26. Bush had a pair of strong games for the Holy Cross women's basketball team, as it wrapped up second place in the Patriot League.

During Tuesday's close 79-71 loss at Colgate, Bush totaled 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals, while hitting six of 12 shots from the floor and three of seven attempts from three-point range. Then, in Saturday's 72-65 victory over Lehigh, she scored 15 points on five of seven shooting, in addition to posting four rebounds and two steals.

On the week, Bush averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor, 45.5 percent from three-point range and 85.7 percent at the free throw line. Overall this season, she is averaging 10.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.4 steals per contest.

The Holy Cross women's basketball team (14-13 overall, 10-4 Patriot League) returns to action on Thursday, March 2, when it plays host to American in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League Tournament.