Jan. 29, 2014
Army 72, BU 45
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Sophomore Kelsey Minato scored a career-high 32 points, while tying a program record with six three-pointers during Army's 72-45 win over Boston University in Patriot League women's basketball action on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena. The Black Knights improve to 15-5 overall and 7-2 in the conference after the victory, while the Terriers drop to 8-15 and 3-6.
With 32 points, Minato extended her league-leading double-digit scoring streak to 36 games. The sophomore also knocked down a career-best 12 field goals, as she hit 12-of-22 from the field. Wednesday's game was the third time Minato has made six shots from long range (6-for-8), and the first since doing it earlier this season at Ohio State on Dec. 13.
Minato also added four assists in the contest, while senior Jen Hazlett tallied 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting to reach 1,026 points for her career and move into 14th on Army's all-time scoring list, passing Jamie Arundell (USMA' 98; 1,007 points) and Pam Pearson (USMA '85; 1,010 points). Hazlett also controlled eight rebounds, and junior Olivia Schretzman totaled six points, seven rebounds and four assists.
Sophomore Clodagh Scannell finished with 14 points to lead Boston University, while senior Rashidat Agboola tallied eight points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Freshman Sarah Hope and senior Danielle Callahan contributed nine and seven points, respectively.
Following a three-pointer from Black Knight sophomore Brianna Johnson to open the game, the Terriers went on an 11-0 run that lasted 1:57 to take an eight-point lead 3:50 into the first half. Army responded by outscoring Boston University 18-4 during the next 10:24, thanks to 11 points from Minato and seven from Hazlett during the run. Both teams were about even in the frame's last 5:28, with the Black Knights outscoring the Terriers 12-11 down the stretch. Army finished the opening stanza without turning the ball over, marking just the second time this season the Black Knights have achieved that feat. Army last played a turnover-free half during the second period of its 75-67 win at Stony Brook on Nov. 29.
The Black Knights began to pull away early on in the second half, as they outscored the Terriers 17-5 in the opening 5:03 of the frame. Hazlett scored 10 of Army's next 19 points during the ensuing 9:59, while hitting 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from three-point range, to build the hosts' advantage to a game-high 31 points, 69-38. Boston University netted seven of the game's final 10 points, but Army's lead proved insurmountable, as the Terriers could only cut the Black Knight advantage to 27 points by the end of the tilt.
Army is back in action on Saturday, Feb. 1 when it begins the second half of its Patriot League schedule by hosting Loyola at 1 p.m.
NOTES: Army picks up its first win over Boston University to improve to 1-3 all-time ... Wednesday was the first meeting between the schools since 1982 ... Kelsey Minato scored a career-high 32 points, marking her second time in the last three games she has set a career standard (then-career-high 30 points vs. Colgate on Jan. 22) ... Minato tied an Academy-record with six three-pointers ... Army finished with five turnovers, last committing that few against Navy on Jan. 22, 2011 ... the Black Knights gave up a season-low 45 points for the second time this year (Colgate, Jan. 22).