Feb. 26, 2014
Army 75, Boston University 48
BOSTON, Mass. - Army received points from nine different players, including senior Jen Hazlett, who picked up her fifth double-double of the season, during the Black Knights' 75-48 win over Boston University in Patriot League women's basketball action on Wednesday evening at Case Gym. Army improves to 21-7 overall and 13-4 in the conference following the win, while the Terriers drop to 11-19 and 6-11.
Hazlett posted 21 points on 9-of-15 shooting and controlled a career-high 16 rebounds, while also adding four assists for the visitors. The senior was 3-of-7 from three-point range to reach 65 for her career and move into a tie for second on the program's single-season three-pointers list.
Sophomore Kelsey Minato, who entered the game needing just seven points to reach the 1,000-point plateau for her career, finished with 11 to become the 17th Army player to reach the milestone, and the youngest to do so after playing in just 59 career games. Additionally, Minato totaled a career-best nine assists in 34 minutes.
"Kelsey was double teamed the whole game, every time she had the ball, there was a second defender running at her," said Army head coach Dave Magarity. "I thought she showed great composure, she knew she need just seven to get to 1,000 and 1,000 points is remarkable for a sophomore. She had one of those games where she really didn't have to do much. Hazlett was unbelievable with 21 (points) and 16 (rebounds), and I thought Jean Parker played really well."
Parker went 4-of-4 from beyond the arc to finish with 12 points for the Black Knights, while classmate Brianna Johnson scored nine points. Freshman Danielle Failor chipped in seven points off the bench, and junior Olivia Schretzman added six points and four boards.
For Boston University, senior Melissa Gallo led the way with 10 points, while junior Mollie McKendrick contributed six points, six assists and 11 rebounds. Seniors Rashidat Agboola and Danielle Callahan each netted eight points.
Three players scored during the first half's opening 3:39, as the Black Knights built up a 9-2 lead out of the gate. The Terriers rallied back to take a 16-13 advantage following a 14-4 run that lasted 7:07, during which they shot 6-of-10 from the field. The visitors answered with a 20-9 run over the final 8:21 of the opening stanza, with Schretzman converting all six of her points during the stretch.
Hazlett went on a personal 7-2 run coming out of the half to put Army in front, 40-37, before Parker hit back-to-back triples in a space of 19 seconds to cap a 19-7 run to begin the second half and force the Terriers to take their final timeout with 14:08 remaining in the period. During the run, the Black Knights were successful on 8-of-11 attempts from the floor. Following a lay-up by Failor and a three-pointer by Hazlett, Minato drained Army's final three of the half at the 11:08 mark to put her over the 1,000-point mark for her career. The Black Knights shot 6-of-8 from long range in the second half alone, while going 10-of-17 in the contest.
Army built its lead up to 32 by the 6:54 mark after Minato connected on a pair of free-throws, while the hosts were only able to cut the deficit to 25 with 4:32 left to play.
The Black Knights close out the regular season on Saturday, March 1, when they travel to Lafayette for a 2 p.m. contest.
NOTES: Army improves to 2-3 all-time versus Boston University ... the Black Knights recorded their first-ever win at Boston University, playing there for the first time since Jan. 19, 1982 ... Kelsey Minato netted 11 points to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 44 games and become Army's 17th 1,000-point scorer and the youngest ever to do so ... Jen Hazlett recorded her fifth double-double of the year with 25 points and a career-high 16 rebounds ... Hazlett hit three three-pointers to move into a tie for second on Army's single-season three-pointers list (65) after Minato became the team's all-time leader with 67 threes against Lehigh (2/24), a mark she improved to 69 tonight ... Jean Parker matched her career-high of four three-pointers during a 4-of-4 showing from deep ... junior Maggie Crisman scored the first two points of her career ... Army remains tied for second in the league with American following the Eagles' win over first-place Navy on Wednesday ... both Army and American sit one game behind Navy entering the final game of the regular season.