Philadelphia, Pa. - The Holy Family University women's basketball team cruised past Mercy College by the score of 80-29 in a non-conference contest Wednesday night at the Campus Center Gymnasium.
Holy Family, ranked 10th in the recent USA Today/ESPN NCAA Division II National Top-25 Coaches' Poll, improves to 9-1 after winning its ninth straight victory. Mercy remains winless at 0-7 overall.
Holy Family had 12 different players score in the victory, including senior Erin Mann (West Chester, Pa./Villa Maria Academy) who led the Tigers with a game-high 12 points. She shot 5-of-9 from the field and grabbed nine rebounds. Mann also blocked three shots. Fellow classmate Ana Cruz (Lititz, Pa./Warwick) also scored in double-figures as she tallied 11 points off the bench for the Tigers. Cruz also finished with five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
Junior Carolyne Heston (Feasterville, Pa./Villa Joseph Marie) shot 3-of-3 from the field to finish with nine points, while sophomore Reagan Jewell (Winooski, Vt./Rice Memorial) added eight points and four rebounds. Senior Kelly Brady (Ocean City, N.J./Ocean City) chipped in six points and grabbed nine rebounds, while freshmen Kim Legen (Milford, Conn./Jonathan Law) and Sarah Listenbee (Abington, Pa./Abington) added six points each. Listenbee also grabbed a career-high ten rebounds.
For Mercy, senior Aysha Williams and junior Alexis Monserrate each scored eight points to lead the Mavericks. Sophomore Shaniqua Lewis finished with a game-high 11 rebounds.
Holy Family opened the game on a 19-0 run and never looked back as the Tigers controlled the game from beginning to end. The Tigers' defense held Mercy scoreless the first 6:10 of the game as the Mavericks shot 0-for-7 from the field. Holy Family limited Mercy to .143-percent shooting from the field in the first half and .167 (4-28) for the entire game (10-60).
Holy Family outrebounded the Mavericks, 66-36, including 28-13 on the offensive glass. The Tigers also drained seven three-pointers (7-19), while Mercy only converted 2-of-16 from beyond the arc.
Holy Family is back in action on Saturday, Dec. 15 as the Tigers travel to face Shepherd University in a non-conference contest. Game time is slated for 2 p.m.
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