Milwaukee, Wisc. - The Holy Cross women's basketball team was unable to rally from a 20 point deficit against one of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference's best teams Saturday afternoon. The Saints scored 20 points in the final period but fell to #19 Cardinal Stritch 60-46. With the loss, the women's basketball team falls to 7-15 overall and 5-8 in CCAC play. The Stritch Wolves improve to 17-4 on the season and 11-2 in conference action.
Poor shooting has plagued the Saints for the past month and the first quarter did not help the Saints chance for an upset attempt. The Saints shot 2/16 from the field in the first 10 minutes, but a strong defensive effort only allowed Stritch a 14-7 lead. After a back and forth second quarter the Wolves took a 31-18 heading into halftime. Tagin Schultheis scored 7 points in the first half to lead the Saints attack.
Shooting woes struck again in the third stanza as the Saints only connected on 3 of 14 field goal attempts, scoring 8 points, while giving up 17. Shana Anderson found her shooting touch scoring 7 straight for the Saints in the final period. Schultheis and Anderson led a Saints comeback effort as the team scored 20 points in the final period, but was unable to overcome a 20 point deficit. When the final horn sounded the women's basketball team fell prey to the Wolves 60-46.
Sharpshooter Tagin Schultheis finished with a team-high 19 points, connecting on 4 for 8 shooting from behind the arc. Shana Anderson scored 12 points, grabbed a team-high 7 rebounds, and tallied 4 steals. Anderson led the Saints in rebounds, steals, and assists.
Holy Cross travels to crosstown rival IU-South Bend on Wednesday for a 5:30pm game.