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Women's Basketball Heads to Lafayette

Holy Cross Athletics   01-04-2019
Holy Cross (8-4, 0-1) at Lafayette (5-7, 0-1)
Date / Time: January 6, 2019 / 2 p.m.
Location: Easton, Pa.
Arena: Kirby Sports Center (2,644)
Tickets: Click Here
Series: Holy Cross leads, 57-10
Last Meeting: Holy Cross 69, Lafayette 56 (1/27/18)
Live Video: Patriot League Network
Live Stats: Sidearm Live Stats
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The Holy Cross women’s basketball team will hit the road for a Patriot League contest against Lafayette College on Sunday, January 6. Tipoff is scheduled for 2 p.m. 

Things to Know About the Crusaders (8-4, 0-1 Patriot League): 

  • Holy Cross dropped its Patriot League opener at home to Colgate, 70-67, on Thursday, January 3. The contest featured eight ties and six lead changes; ultimately, a 3-pointer from Colgate’s Nia Ahart with 32 seconds remaining put the Raiders on top for good. 
  • Freshman Avery LaBarbera was the team’s leading scorer, with 17 points, four rebounds and four assists. Junior Megan Swords had a double-double of 13 points and 14 rebounds, along with two blocks; junior Lauren Manis also recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds. Junior Kathryn Pedi was also in double digits with 12 points, going 4-for-5 from 3-point range.
  • This marked the second time during the 2018-19 season that Holy Cross has had four players in double digits in a single game.
  • Holy Cross split its season series against the Leopards a year ago, falling 69-65 at home on January 2, 2018 before earning a 69-56 victory on the road on January 27, 2018.
  • In the win, Manis recorded 27 points, nine rebounds, four blocks and three steals. 

Things to Know About the Leopards (5-7, 0-1 Patriot League): 

  • Lafayette also fell in its conference opener, posting a 70-43 loss against Lehigh University on Thursday. 
  • Natalie Kucowski led the Leopards with an 11-point, seven-rebound, three-block performance.
  • Kucowski ranks third in the Patriot League in scoring (14.0 points per game) and rebounding (11.1 rebounds per game). She also leads the league in blocked shots per game, at 2.3.
  • As a team, Lafayette averages 43.8 rebounds per game, which ranks 29th in Division I and first in the Patriot League.
  • The Leopards’ opponents average just 59.3 points per game this season, which ranks fourth in the Patriot League; Lafayette also holds opponents to just 37.2 percent from the field, third-best in the conference.
  • In the most recent matchup between Lafayette and Holy Cross, Kucowski led the way for the Leopards, with 14 points and 17 rebounds in the January 27 contest.

Season and single-game tickets to see the Crusaders are on sale now. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to see the best collegiate basketball in Central Massachusetts! Tickets for Holy Cross basketball can be purchased online at or over the phone by calling 1-844-GOCROSS.

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