Arlington Heights, Ill. - Junior Tagin Schultheis eclipsed the 1000 point mark in the first half of Saturday's matchup against the Robert Morris University Eagles. Unfortunately, for Schultheis and the Saints the Eagles defeated the visitors 57-44. With the loss, the Saints drop to 6-12 and 4-5 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play.
Poor shooting and an inability to stop the Eagles from scoring inside had the Saints trailing 15-2 after the end of the first quarter. The Saints shot 1/19 from the field in the first quarter while the hosts notched 6/16 attempts. Holy Cross found their mark midway through the second quarter to narrow the deficit to four, 25-21 at the half. Schultheis led the way with 8 points heading into the locker room.
Ice cold shooting doomed the Saints chances at a comeback in the second half, firing 8/31 in the final twenty minutes. One of the nations best three point shooting teams was held to only 6/32 from behind the arc. The Saints 23.2% shooting for the game is their second lowest on the season. Robert Morris took advantage of that low percentage and a distinct height advantage to pull out a 57-44 victory.
Tagin Schultheis notched her 1000th point in her 76th career game. After scoring 8 in this afternoon's game, Schultheis now has 1,001 total points. Tagin is averaging over 13 points for her Holy Cross career and has made 166 three point field goals. She is a career 35% shooter from deep and 80% from the free throw line. Schultheis is on pace to become the program's all-time leader in scoring and steals before she graduates.
The Saints were led by Alex Forster with 13 points, including 4/7 from three. Schultheis and Keysha Streater both scored 8 a piece, with Streater leading the team with 10 rebounds.
The Saints (6-12, 4-5) are back in action Wednesday at 6:00pm when they travel to take on the Crimson Wave of Calumet College of St. Joseph.