Army Set For Star Game Against First-Place Navy

Aimee Oertner

Aimee Oertner

Feb. 7, 2014

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army women's basketball team is back at Christl Arena to host Navy in the annual "Star" Game on Saturday, Feb. 8. The match-up features the top two teams in the Patriot League, with the Midshipmen in front of the Black Knights by 1.5 games. The Patriot League contest is set to begin at 1:30 p.m.

Army moved to 16-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference after getting past Loyola, 56-45, in overtime on Feb. 1. Sophomore Kelsey Minato scored a game-high 18 points, while classmates Aimee Oertner (13 points) and Jean Parker (10 points) also reached double figures.

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Sophomore Kelsey Minato finished with a game-high 25 points for the Army women's basketball team during a 74-64 Patriot League setback to service-academy rival Navy on Saturday afternoon at Alumni Hall.

The game will be broadcast to a national audience on CBS Sports Network. The match-up can also be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie) with Army's Rich DeMarco on the call. The Patriot League Network will offer a video stream - visit for more information. Live statistical updates via CBS Sports GameTracker will be available on Army's website as well. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women's basketball on twitter - @WestPointWBB.

Saturday will mark the 62nd meeting between Army and Navy, with the Midshipmen holding a 31-30 advantage in the series that dates back to 1981. The Black Knights are 13-15 versus the Midshipmen at West Point, but Army won the last meeting at Christl Arena on Jan. 20, 2013 (53-42). In "Star Games," Army owns a 15-10 edge over Navy, with the Black Knights currently on a one-game winning streak when playing for the "Star."

Army trailed by 10 points in the first half for the second time this season against Loyola before rallying for a 56-45 overtime victory over the Greyhounds on Feb. 1. The Black Knights outscored the Greyhounds 14-3 during the extra session, while hitting 4-of-5 from the field and 4-of-4 from the free-throw line in the period. Army's defense held Loyola shooters to a 31.3 percentage from the field, and limited the Greyhounds to just eight points in a paint, marking the lowest total Army has allowed all season. Minato netted 18 points while adding five rebounds, three assists and three steals, while extending her double-digit scoring streak to 37 games. Minato scored seven of Army's 14 points in overtime, including a three-pointer and four free-throws. Oertner finished with 13 points, seven boards, three blocks and three steals, and Parker added 10 points and five rebounds off the bench.

The Black Knights will continue their five-game homestand when they take of Holy Cross on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tip-off for that contest is scheduled for 7 p.m.

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