Women's Basketball Renewing Air Force Rivalry Friday

Jen Hazlett

Jen Hazlett

Nov. 22, 2012

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Air Force Game Notes vs. Army

USAFA, Colo.  – Army women’s basketball will face service academy rival Air Force for the first time since 2009 on Friday evening at the Falcons’ Clune Arena. The Black Knights are coming off a decisive 77-58 victory at Weber State on Wednesday in Ogden, Utah, and show a 4-1 record, including 3-0 on the road. The Falcons are 0-3, most recently falling at Idaho State, 83-51, on Nov. 17.

To follow the first service academy showdown of the season, live stats and a video stream can be viewed on Air Force’s website, www.GoAirForceFalcons.com. For in-game tweets from the Black Knights’ official twitter page, follow @WestPointWBB.

Setting The Stage
Army will look to remain perfect (4-0) in road games this season when it faces the winless Falcons of Air Force on Friday evening in Colorado. The Black Knights are coming off their most decisive win all season, a 77-58 victory at Weber State on Wednesday. The 19-point margin of victory is Army’s largest against a Division I opponent since the 2011-12 season opener at Wagner, which was a 24-point decision in favor of the Black Knights.

Last Time Out
Army defeated first-time opponent Weber State 77-58 on Wednesday evening at Dee Events Center led by a 26-point scoring effort by senior guard Anna Simmers. Simmers’ season-high showing highlighted an impressive offensive performance by the Black Knights as they remained undefeated on the road this season. Army shot a season-high 47.7 percent (31-65) from the floor, including 7-for-11 from three. Junior Jen Hazlett, who was playing her first collegiate game in her home state of Utah, led the Black Knights’ shooting corps, carrying a perfect 5-for-5 mark until the 12:38 mark in the second half. Hazlett’s 75 percent shooting percentage (6-8) is the best by a Black Knight this season. She finished with 15 points, four rebounds and three assists.

For the full recap and box score from Wednesday's win, click here.

Army-Air Force Series
After a two-season hiatus, Army and Air Force will reignite their 29-year rivalry on the hardwood on Friday evening at Clune Arena. The 14-game series is knotted at seven games apiece, with the Black Knights winning the two most-recent matchups, including a 54-44 decision at Air Force in 2008-09. Senior G Liz Benedict is the lone Army player with game experience against the Falcons, as she played in Army’s 2009 victory. For the full recap and box score from that game, see page 5. Army is 2-4 in games played at Air Force.

Up Next
Army will return home to the friendly confines of West Point’s Christl Arena on Nov. 28, when the Black Knights host Columbia. Tipoff against the Lions is slated for 7 p.m.

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