Notre Dame, Ind. - The Holy Cross women's basketball team had two players score 60 of the teams 85 points to seal a Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference victory Tuesday evening. The Saints defeated the Trinity Christian Trolls 85-75 to improve to 6-11 overall and 4-4 in CCAC play.
The women's basketball team overcame a 34 point outburst by the visiting Trolls in the third quarter to outscore the visitors 21-13 in the final stanza to take the ten point victory. Despite giving up a season-high 34 points in a quarter the Saints responded with 28 of their own led by Tagin Schultheis and Keysha Streater. Streater provided a dominant game from the tip, scoring 20 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in the first half.
The Saints shot 50.8% for the game while locking in defensively to hold the Trolls to 36.6%. The Saints dominated the 4th and final period to take the 85-75 victory. The win provides some much needed breathing room in the conference standings.
For the first time in Holy Cross women's basketball history, two Saints scored 30 or more points. Keysha Streater scored a career-high 33 points on 14-18 shooting from the field. Streater also grabbed a team-high 16 rebounds, also a career-high, in the winning effort. Streater has now posted three consecutive double-doubles following Christmas break.
Sharpshooter Tagin Schultheis poured in 30 points on 10-18 shooting from the field. Schultheis shot 5/10 from behind the arc to pace the scoring from the guard position. The junior also pulled down 5 rebounds and recorded a team-high 3 steals. Schultheis was named to the Taylor Invite All-Tournament team last weekend after two 20 points games.
The Saints (6-11, 4-4) are back in action Saturday afternoon when they travel to Robert Morris University to take on the Eagles at 2:00pm.