Black Knights Return To PL Championship, Face No. 5 Holy Cross

Jen Hazlett

Jen Hazlett

March 13, 2014

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The second-seeded Army women's basketball team will host No. 5 Holy Cross in the Patriot League Championship on Saturday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

The Last Meeting
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February 12, 2014
West Point, N.Y.
Minato Notches Army-Record 49 Points In Loss To Holy Cross
Sophomore Kelsey Minato scored an Academy-record 49 points during the Army women's basketball team's 92-85 Patriot League loss to Holy Cross on Wednesday evening at Christl Arena.

Saturday marks the Black Knights' fourth trip to the Patriot League title game, and first since winning the conference crown in 2006. Each of Army's previous league championship contests have come against Holy Cross (1991, 2001, 2006).

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), and on Knight Vision, Army's subscription-based service available on Army's Nick DeSanctis will have the call. 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 51st meeting between Army and Holy Cross, with the Crusaders holding a 32-18 all-time record in the series, including a 5-2 mark in the postseason. The teams split a pair of games this year, with the Black Knights collecting a 70-57 victory on Jan. 15, and the Crusaders taking a 92-85 decision on Feb. 12.

No. 2 Army led for nearly the entire game in its 68-55 win over No. 3 American in the Patriot League Semifinals on March 10. The Black Knights shot 22-of-50 (44.0 percent) from the field after going 16-of46 (34.8 percent) in their quarterfinal win over Boston University on March 6. Army led by 14 early in the second half, but American managed to cut the lead to just two points with 5:16 remaining in the game. The Black Knights received three-pointers from senior Jen Hazlett and sophomore Brianna Johnson on their next two possessions to begin an 18-7 run to close the game. Hazlett notched her second-straight double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore Kelsey Minato chipped in 14 points to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 47 contests. Johnson added 11 points, and junior Olivia Schretzman totaled 10 points and five boards. Sophomore Jean Parker finished with nine points off the bench after shooting 3-of-6 from three-point range.

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