Upland, Ind. - The Holy Cross women's basketball team was unable to win their second straight game in two days Saturday afternoon. The Saints fell to the University of Saint Francis (Ind.) 64-53 in the final game of the Taylor University Invite. With the loss in their final game of 2016, the women's basketball team falls to 5-11 on the season.
The Saints were able to overcome a poor shooting start to only trail by two, 28-26, at halftime. The Saints shot a dismal 1/17 from the field and recorded 3 points in the first period. The ladies finally found their grove in the second quarter outscoring the Cougars 23-13 to cut the Crossroads league opponents lead to two. Holy Cross shot 31.3% from the field in the first half, while the Cougars struggled as well only connecting on 26.7%.
Unfortunately for the Saints, another slow start offensively and hot shooting by the Cougars gave the University of Saint Francis a 17 point lead by the end of the third stanza. The Saints attempted to make a run to close the gap, but the Cougars lead was too big. The Cougars closed out the game to take the 64-53 victory over the Holy Cross women's basketball team.
The Saints were led by, Taylor Invite All-Tournament selection, Tagin Schultheis with 18 points, 5 assists, and 4 rebounds. Keysha Streater provided another dominant performance in the paint. Streater was 7/12 from the field tallying 16 points, while grabbing a team-high 11 rebounds and 3 steals. Shana Anderson, in her second game after an ankle injury, came off the bench to score 9 points and pull down 7 rebounds.
The Saints (5-11, 3-4) return to action January 3rd when they take on CCAC foe Trinity Christian at 5:30pm.