March 1, 2013
Army vs. Lehigh Game Notes
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army will look to close out the regular season with its seventh win in its last eight games for its best Patriot League finish since 2006-07 when the Black Knights host Lehigh on Saturday afternoon. On the line against the Mountain Hawks is still the opportunity to capture the regular-season title, which would require Navy to lose at Bucknell on Saturday night. Tipoff at Christl Arena is set for 1 p.m.
The Last Meeting
February 2, 2013
Army Closes First Half of League Play With Win at Lehigh
Army women's basketball finished the first seven-game cycle of Patriot League games with a 61-56 win at Lehigh, its first win at Stabler Arena since 2007. The Black Knights halted their two-game losing streak thanks to a resurgence by senior guard Anna Simmers who tallied a game-high 21 points despite getting into early foul trouble.
The Black Knights (21-7, 10-3 Patriot League) have already locked up a finish in the top two of the Patriot League standings and home court advantage through the conference semifinals following Wednesday night’s convincing win at Holy Cross. In the first meeting of the season against Lehigh (14-14, 6-7 PL), Army earned its first win in Bethlehem, Pa., since 2007, besting the Mountain Hawks 61-56 to wrap up the first half of conference play.
Prior to tipoff against Lehigh, Army will recognize five seniors who have made incredible contributions to the program over the past four seasons, including manager Colleen McCaffrey, student assistant coach Karleen Paulin and players Kimberlyn Martin, Liz Benedict and Anna Simmers.
For tickets to the game, 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.
The Black Knights have their sight set on their first regular-season sweep of the Mountain Hawks since 2007 when fifth-place Lehigh comes to town. Army is 13-9 in games against Lehigh played at West Point, but trails the all-time series 28-24. The Black Knights have won the last two games against the Mountain Hawks played at Christl Arena. In the season’s first meeting, Army led wire to wire with Lehigh getting as close as two with under two minutes to play, but the Black Knights scored six straight points in the final 90 seconds to secure the victory. For the full box score and recap to the season’s first Army-Lehigh tilt, click HERE.
Army’s Record vs. Lehigh...
at West Point: 13-9
at Lehigh: 7-17
at neutral site: 4-2
in postseason: 3-3
Last Time Out
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. An Army opponent coughed up the ball more than 30 times for the first time since Feb. 13, 2005, and the 31 miscues are the most by a Black Knight foe since Coast Guard was credited with 34 on Nov. 22, 2002. Army’s 27-point win over the Crusaders is the Black Knights’ largest margin of victory in the series since scoring a 34-point win Feb. 6, 2007. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
Army will host a Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinal game on Thursday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Who the Black Knights will play depends on the results from Saturday’s contests as Army could face Bucknell, Lafayette or Colgate. Bucknell and Lafayette are currently in a tie for sixth place with 4-9 marks as those two split the season series, while Colgate is in eighth with a 3-10 record. The Raiders split the regular-season series with both the Bison and Leopards. Bucknell hosts Navy on Saturday at 7 p.m., Lafayette plays at American (2 p.m.) and Colgate hosts Holy Cross (4 p.m.) in the final day of the regular season.