Notre Dame, Ind. - The Holy Cross women's basketball team left no doubt they would win their final game in McKenna Arena this season. The Saints defeated Calumet College of St. Joseph 79-37 Wednesday evening. With the win, Holy Cross improved to 10-19 overall, and 8-12 in Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference play. The Crimson Wave fall to 1-28 overall and 1-19 in conference action.
Shana Anderson was honored prior to the game for her four years of outstanding effort on and off the court for the Saints. After ten minutes of play the Saints jumped to a 39-5 lead on the visiting Crimson Wave and never looked back. Holy Cross shot 83% from three and 82% overall from the field in the first stanza.Tagin Schultheis started the game off with two triples, while six Saints scored in the opening period. Holy Cross built a 54-15 lead over the visitors heading into halftime with senior Shana Anderson and junior Tagin Schultheis leading the way with 11 points a piece.
The final 20 minutes of play the Holy Cross women's basketball team controlled the tempo and never let the Crimson Wave within 30 points. The Crimson Wave was held to just 23.5% shooting on the evening, including 2/11 from behind the arc. The Saints forced CCSJ into 24 turnovers, recording 15 steals in the victory. The home team shot 42.9% from the field and 31.7% from behind the arc in the game.
Senior Shana Anderson went 8/16 from the field to score a game-high 20 points in her final game at McKenna Arena, while also pulling down 9 rebounds. Tagin Schultheis scored 17 points and dished out a team-high 5 assists in the victory. Keysha Streater went 7/9 shooting from the field to score 14 points and also grab 9 rebounds. Nine Saints scored in the blowout victory.
The Saints are back in action Saturday when they travel to nationally ranked Olivet Nazarene University to take on the Tigers at 2:00pm in their final regular season game.