Jan. 18, 2013
Army vs. Navy Game Notes
Navy at Army Game Notes
The Last Meeting
February 11, 2012
West Point, N.Y.
Late Army Rally Falls Short Against Navy
Army junior guard Anna Simmers led all players with 22 points and junior guard Molly Yardley helped engineer a late rally, but the Black Knights could not overcome Navy's long range shooting in a 57-50 "Star" game loss in front of a record-crowd of 5,189 on Saturday afternoon at Christl Arena.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army’s two-game homestand begins Sunday afternoon when the Black Knights host service academy rival Navy at 2:30 p.m. at Christl Arena. Both teams enter the game with 2-0 records in Patriot League play as Army eyes its second 3-0 conference start in three years. Winners of their last three, the Black Knights show a 13-4 overall record with the Mids coming in at 9-8.
The first of two Army-Navy tilts this season, Sunday’s game will not decide the Star - that game is set for Feb. 16 at Navy. The Black Knights will host Colgate on Wednesday for their lone set of back-to-back league home games this season. Army is 6-2 on its home court this season while the Midshipmen are 2-6 on the road. The Black Knights dispatched Lafayette by 20 in their last outing, while Navy won at Holy Cross by 13.
For tickets, visit www.goARMYsports.com or call 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Fans can also stop by the ticket office at its new location at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium during its regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). The Holleder Center ticket office, located just outside Christl Arena, opens for sales one hour prior to home contests.
How To Follow
The game will be aired via an audio and video stream on Knight Vision, Army’s subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. Eighth-year Army Director of Multi-Media Services Rich DeMarco will have the call.
Live statistical updates via Game Tracker can be seen free of charge on www.goARMYsports.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.
Navy swept the two-game series last season to take a 30-28 advantage in the all-time series which dates back to Jan. 18, 1981. Without surprise, Navy is Army’s most familiar foe as the two teams have faced off 58 times, seven more than any other Black Knight opponent. Army is 12-15 on its home court against its rival and 9-13 at Christl Arena, which includes last season’s 57-50 Star Game setback. Navy has been victorious the last three non-Star Games at West Point, with Army last winning on its home court in a non-Star matchup in 2005 which came amid a five-game winning streak over the Midshipmen. In last season’s games, current Army senior Anna Simmers totaled game highs in points in both contests, including a 22-point showing at Christl Arena on Feb. 11, 2012.
Army’s Record vs. Navy...
at West Point: 12-15
at Navy: 14-13
in postseason: 2-3
Army-Navy Highs & Lows
Army’s largest margin of victory: 27 - Jan. 25, 1992
Navy’s largest margin of victory: 29 - Jan. 24, 1996
Most points scored: 89, Army - Feb. 6, 2005
Last Time Out
Army secured its second consecutive Patriot League win on Wednesday evening with a 63-43 win at Lafayette. Freshmen Kelsey Minato and Aimee Oertner combined for 32 points, including Minato’s game-high 21 as the Black Knights improved to 2-0 in conference play for the fourth consecutive season. Oertner, a native of Slatington, Pa., returned to the Lehigh Valley for the first time collegiately and recorded her highest point total since Dec. 10 by shooting 50 percent (5-10) from the floor. Minato eclipsed the 20-point mark for the third time this season, finding the bottom of the net on eight of her 13 attempts, including a trio of three-pointers. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
Army renewed its rivalry with service academy foe Air Force this past November in Colorado, with the Black Knights capturing the Silver Star with a four-point win over the Falcons on Black Friday. This season marks the 15th year Army will face both service academies, with Sunday being the first of at least two meetings with Navy. The Black Knights are 6-7 against the Midshipmen in seasons which Army defeats Air Force, with four of those wins coming in Star Games. Navy also defeated USAFA this season and is 11-3 against Army in seasons which the Mids defeated the Falcons, including five Star Game sweeps. The Gold Star will be determined in Game 2 of the 2013 Army-Navy series, slated for Feb. 16 in Annapolis, Md.
Army will remain home to host Colgate on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The Raiders enter the weekend 6-10 overall and 0-2 in Patriot League play before hosting Lehigh on Saturday afternoon. The Black Knights have won 12 of the last 13 games against Colgate and enter Wednesday’s game with a four-game winning streak against the Raiders.