Notre Dame, Ind. The Holy Cross women’s basketball team continued their conference play today, when they played host to the Olivet Nazarene University Tigers. The Saints struggled early offensively and were overwhelmed with the pressuring defense of the Tigers. The Saints would trail 31-13 going into the second quarter. The Saints made improvements in the second quarter offensively and defensively. The Saints shot 44% in the quarter and would trail 57-28. Coming out of halftime, the Saints found their groove on offense. The Saints were able to overcome the full court pressure of the Tigers and start hitting shots. Grace Adams led the way with scoring and was able to score 21 points in today’s game. The Saints shot 55% from the field and won the quarter 27-22. The Saints would still trail 79-55 going into the fourth quarter. The Saints carried their momentum into the fourth and continued to find the open shots on offense. The Saints were able to win the fourth quarter 22-20, but despite winning the last two quarters the Saints would fall 99-77. With the loss, Holy Cross drops to 12-10 overall and 7-7 in conference play, while the Tigers improve to 13-7 and 10-3.

GAME DETAILS

Score: Olivet Nazarene University defeats Holy Cross 99-77

Records: Holy Cross (12-10) | Olivet Nazarene University (13-7)

Location: McKenna Arena | Holy Cross College | Notre Dame, IN

SCORING SUMMARY

Grace Adams – 21 points, 8 rebounds, 9/18 FG

Carly Spradling – 16 points, 3 rebounds, 6/9 FG

Jordyn Smith – 13 points, 4 rebounds, 5/15 FG

INSIDE THE BOXSCORE

The Saints shot 39% from the field and 21% from three

The Tigers shot 44% from the field and 47% from three

The Tigers won the rebound battle 58-36

NEXT TIME OUT

The Saints will continue their conference play when they host Roosevelt University on Wednesday, January 25th. Tipoff set for 5:30 pm.