(Joliet, IL) Baysia Cox scored 20 points and Anne Hamilton chipped in 13, but the Saints could not overcome a 20 point halftime deficit to the University of St. Francis (IL) in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
St. Francis started the game with a 13 - 3 run and never gave up the lead. The Saints battled hard and managed to pull within 4 after Cox converted on a three point play with 12:21 remaining in the first half. However, St. Francis closed out the half with a 10 - 3 run, and a 50 - 30 halftime lead.
St. Francis put the game away early in the second with a 17 - 2 run. St. Francis was led by Jen Andes with 20 points and 7 rebounds. The Saints shot 36% from the field on 18 for 50 shooting, and 28% from behind the arc.
Holy Cross (2-8, 0-3) welcomes Purdue - Calumet to the McKenna Arena on Saturday for a noon tip - off. The Saints will look to end their current 7 game slide.