Holy Cross edges Greyhounds in women's hoop exhibition
Holy Cross 69, Assumption 57
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Senior forward WHITNEY FREMEAU (Manchester, NH/Manchester Central) scored 22 points on nine-for-13 floor accuracy as the College of Holy Cross defeated Assumption College, 69-57, in an exhibition women’s basketball game TUESDAY night at the Hart Center.
The Greyhounds got solid performances from junior forward KELLY MEREDITH (Franklin, MA/Franklin) (17 points) and sophomore guard GABRIELLE GIBSON (PICTURED RIGHT) (Amityville, NY/Copiague) (13 points). Meredith made seven-of-nine attempts from the floor.
Assumption broke from the gate quickly as a three-pointer by senior forward/captain MOLLY GRIFFITHS (Walpole, MA/Ursuline Academy) and subsequent layups by Gibson and Meredith built an early 14-10 advntage with 15:04 remaining in the half. Fremeau then hit a short jumper in the paint and freshman guard KELLY HAMNER (Manassas, VA/Osbourn Park) scored off a feed from Fremeau from the left baseline to tie it at 14-14.
Freshman forward JAMIE INSEL (Clinton, NJ/Voorhees) and Griffiths both scored on a layins on assists from freshman point SHANNON RAY (Yonkers, NY/Ursuline, NY) to make it 18-14. Crusader freshman forward CHRISTINE GANSER (Needham, MA/Needham) and Fremeau hit lane jumpers to again tie the game at 18-18.
The game was last tied at 24-24 when the Crusaders ran a 12-2 mini-spurt to make it 36-26 at the half. As the second half unfolded Fremeau hit a pair of jumpers and sophomore forward AMY LEPLEY (Norfolk, MA/Bishop Feehan) scored inside as Holy Cross built its largest lead at 16 points (42-26).
The Greyhounds open their regular season WEDNESDAY November 17 when they visit Northeast-10 Conference rival The College of Saint Rose at 5:30 p.m. They play in the Stonehill College Mixer, November 19-20 against Caldwell, NJ and Dominican, NY.
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