Army Travels To Holy Cross In Battle Of 11-4 Squads

Aimee Oertner

Aimee Oertner

Jan. 14, 2014

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army women's basketball team will face Holy Cross in a Patriot League match-up on Wednesday, Jan. 15 in Worcester, Mass. The contest is slated for 7 p.m.

Army slipped to 11-4 on the year after a 74-64 setback at Navy on Jan. 11. Sophomore Kelsey Minato posted 25 points to run her double-digit scoring streak to 31 games, while adding seven rebounds and six assists. Senior Jen Hazlett finished with 20 points and six rebounds, marking the second time this season she and Minato have both reached 20 points.

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Army Earns 62-35 Win At Holy Cross To Lock Up Top-Two Finish
Army is guaranteed to finish in the top two of the Patriot League standings following a 62-35 win at Holy Cross on Wednesday night. The second-place Black Knights (21-7, 10-3 Patriot League) caused 31 turnovers, resulting in 26 points to edge the third-place Crusaders (15-13, 7-6 PL) in Army's final road game of the regular season. Senior Anna Simmers totaled a game-high 21 points while holding Holy Cross' leading scorer Alex Smith without a point in the second half en route to the Crusaders' lowest scoring game in series history.

The match-up can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie). Nikolai Busko will have the call. The Patriot League Network will offer a video stream - visit for more information. Live statistical updates via PrestoSpors Primetime will be available on Army's website as well. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women's basketball on twitter - @WestPointWBB.

Army is 20-33 in its all-time series with Holy Cross. The Crusaders got the better of the Black Knights in a 51-46 win in last year's meeting at West Point before Army returned the favor in Worcester, Mass., topping Holy Cross, 62-35.

Army shot 36.4 percent (24-for-66) from the floor during a 74-64 loss at Navy after converting 48.2 percent of its attempts against Lehigh on Jan. 8. The setback marked just the second time this year that the Black Knights have allowed their opponent to convert more free-throws and three-pointers (at Yale, 12/7). Minato totaled 25 points to increase their double-digit scoring streak ot 31 games, while also adding seven rebounds and six assists at Navy. Minato shot 8-of-18 from the floor, and knocked down all seven of her free-throw attempts. Hazlett registered 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting, and controlled six boards opposite the Midshipmen. Army held an early 11-4 lead after the opening 7:05, but fell victim to Navy's hot shooting from both three-point range (8-for-17) and the foul line (24-for-29). After trailing by 10 at halftime, the Black Knights cut Navy's lead to five points on three separate occasions in the second frame, but couldn't draw any closer. The Midshipmen used a 16-of-19 performance on free-throws in the final 7:58 to seal the victory.

Army will wrap up its three-game road swing with a 7 p.m. contest at Bucknell on Saturday, Jan. 18.

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