By Matt Noonan
Make it two-straight for the Boston University women’s basketball team, which secured its first home-and-home sweep of the 2020-21 season this afternoon with a 72-56 victory over Holy Cross in Worcester.
Katie Nelson netted double-figures for the second-straight day, finishing with a game-high 20 points on 7 of 10 shooting to go with six assists, two steals, and one block. Maggie Pina chipped in 11 points while Kelsi Mingo added eight points, two assists, and one steal off the bench.
Cara McCormack led the Crusaders with 18 points on 6 of 14 shooting while Oluchi Ezemma led all players with 10 rebounds.
The Terriers led by five points after one quarter before securing a 35-17 lead at the break, but the Crusaders would reduce the deficit during the final two sessions, as well as outscore the visitors, 24-17, during the final frame. Boston University limited Holy Cross to just seven points in the second quarter, which was the lowest amount of points the Purple and White have produced in eight quarters this winter.
As of this evening, Boston University is one of three teams in the Patriot League without a setback – the Terriers will look to continue their early season momentum on Saturday, January 9 when they visit Colgate for a 1 p.m. tip-off.
Holy Cross is scheduled to compete in a home-and-home series with Army this weekend – the two teams will begin the series in New York on Saturday, January 9 with tip-off scheduled for 3 p.m.