WORCESTER, Mass. - A double-double from senior Lauren Crisler fell just short in lifting the American University women's basketball team over Holy Cross on Saturday, as the Eagles fell to the Crusaders, 51-46.
The Eagles are now 12-14 for the season, 9-6 in the Patriot League, while Holy Cross rises to 7-19 overall and 5-10 in the conference.
Junior Emily Kinneston led the team with 13 points for the day, followed by Crisler who tallied her second double-double of the season with 12 points and ten rebounds.
The Eagles shot 34.7 percent off of 17-of-49 from the field and brought down 37 rebounds.
The Crusaders were led by a trio of double figure performances, starting with freshman Madalyn Smith's 16-point effort. Junior Katie Doherty put up 13 points and freshman Lauren Manis ten points. Sophomore Miranda Nixon led the team on the boards with nine rebounds.
Holy Cross shot 40.4 percent from the field and tallied 31 rebounds.
American will return home on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to face Navy for the first time this season at 7 p.m. For the latest on AU Women's Basketball, stay tuned to AUEagles.com and follow the team on Twitter @AU_WBasketball.