Sports Information Director
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. -- Early shooting struggles during the first half of the first road game of the year at Lawrence Tech had the Saints playing from behind from start to finish. Holy Cross hit just 3-of-28 first half field goals attempt en route to the 72-50 loss to the Blue Devils. With the loss, the Saints drop to 0-2 to open the 2013-2014 season.
The Blue Devils opened up the first half of Wednesday evening's non-conference game scoring the first 16 points of the game. Sophomore Carmen Lowe (Fort Wayne, Ind.) got the Saints on the board for the first time with 12:11 remaining in the first half.
Lawrence Tech would increase their first half lead to 25 points at break as the Saints trailed 37-12 through the first 20 minutes of action.
Turnovers proved to be a major issue for Holy Cross in the first half as the Blue Devils scored 16 points off of 13 Saints turnovers.
The Blue Devils increased their lead to as many as 30 points in the second half before the Saints used a 12-3 run to cut the lead to 19 at 63-44 with 4:55 to play.
Ultimately, the first half struggles prove to be too much to overcome as the Saints fell to the Blue Devils 72-50.
Holy Cross shot the ball much better in the second half, hitting 15-of-31 (48.4%) from the field and 4-of-9 from distance.
Turnovers remained an issue for the game as Lawrence Tech turned 22 Saints turnovers into 28 points.
Jillian DeLucia (Fishers, Ind.) led the way scoring the ball for the Saints with 11 points on 3-of-7 from the floor. DeLucia also went 4-of-5 from the free-throw line.
Carmen Lowe had a productive night off the bench with nine points and six rebounds on 4-of-4 shooting.
The Saints (0-2) will conclude their road trip on Saturday night with a 7:00 p.m. EST tip-off against Goshen (Ind.).