Jan. 22, 2013
Army vs. Colgate Game Notes
Colgate at Army Game Notes
The Last Meeting
February 15, 2012
West Point, N.Y.
Hazlett Totals 30 Points In 62-47 Win Over Colgate
Junior guard/forward Jen Hazlett had a career night, authoring the top individual performance in the Patriot League this season and becoming the first Army player since 2005 to reach 30 points in a 62-48 win over visiting Colgate in Patriot League women's basketball action on Wednesday night at Christl Arena.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Eyeing just its second 4-0 start to Patriot League play in program history, Army women’s basketball will host Colgate on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. The 14-4 Black Knights are coming off a marquee win after defeating Navy, 53-42, on Sunday afternoon at Christl Arena, ending their home-court losing streak to their rivals which extended through the 2008 season.
Army is one of two teams in the conference which has yet to lose to a league foe along with Saturday’s opponent American. Conversely, the Raiders are one of three teams in search of their first Patriot League victory. Colgate is coming off a 70-62 setback to Lehigh at home and is 6-11 overall.
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. First-year Army Coordinator of Multimedia and Broadcasting Heath Trabue 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.
Having won 12 of the last 13 games in the series, Army will look to keep the momentum going against Colgate on Wednesday night. The Black Knights have defeated the Raiders 32 times since 1983-84, collecting more wins against Colgate than any other competitor in Army’s 36-season history. The Black Knights have swept the Raiders the past two seasons, with Colgate’s last victory coming on Feb. 6, 2010 in Hamilton, N.Y. Colgate’s win in Game 2 of the 2010 series snapped Army’s eight-game winning streak against the Raiders, the longest since winning the first nine games of the series between 1983-84 and 1993-94. Last season’s contests, which Army won by an average of 11 points, were highlighted by Jen Hazlett’s 30-point game on Feb. 15, 2012.
LAST TIME OUT
Army’s hot start to Patriot League play continued Sunday afternoon with a decisive 53-42 win over rival Navy at Christl Arena. In the Black Knights’ first win over the Midshipmen on their home court since 2008, Army shot an impressive 46 percent for the game (23-50) as junior Jen Hazlett and freshman Kelsey Minato scored 17 points apiece, each shooting 50 percent or higher. Army, who was swept by Navy last season, had its best shooting outing against the Midshipmen since making 50 percent of its attempts (30-60) on Jan. 21, 2006. The Black Knights improved to 9-0 this season when shooting 40 percent or better and have eclipsed that mark in four consecutive games, including all three league contests. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
ANOTHER MANIC MONDAY
Freshman Kelsey Minato caused quite a stir on Monday, Jan. 21, by becoming just the third player in the Patriot League’s 23-season history to be named both the Player and Rookie of the Week. The five-time PL Rookie of the Week earned her first career Player certificate after averaging 19 points, 5.5 rebounds and two assists per game in a 2-0 week for the Black Knights, which included an 11-point win over rival Navy. Minato recorded game-high points in both contests, including 21 at Lafayette (1/16) and 17 against the Mids (1/20). The Huntington Beach, Calif., native enters the third week of conference play as the league’s top scorer at 18.7 points per game (PL games only).
Army is one of two Patriot League teams to start the conference schedule with a 3-0 record, along with Saturday’s opponent American. The Black Knights are 3-0 for the second time in three seasons, the third time under seventh-year head coach Dave Magarity and fourth time since joining the Patriot League in 1990-91. Army is 51-36 in league games under Magarity, who has called the shots in five of the Black Knights’ 11 seasons in which they finished .500 or better against PL foes. Army is 140-155 all-time in regular-season Patriot League contests.
In what could be a battle for first place in the Patriot League standings, Army will travel to American on Saturday. The Eagles enter Wednesday’s showdown at Navy with a 3-0 mark in conference play and are 10-7 overall. Tipoff on Saturday in Washington, D.C., is slated for 2 p.m. American defeated Army in both contests a season ago, with the Black Knights last winning on Jan. 19, 2011.