Nov. 22, 2013
Army vs. Brown Game Notes
Brown at Army Game Notes
The Last Meeting
January 2, 2013
Offense Struggles In Second Half As Army Falls At Brown, 48-45
A rough second half ruined Army's chances of escaping Providence, R.I., with a win as women's basketball fell at Brown, 48-45, on Wednesday evening at Pizzitola Sports Center. The Black Knights led the entire game until just over four minutes remaining when the Bears used a 10-4 run to seal the game, taking advantage of Army's lowly shooting night.
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army women’s basketball will wrap up its four-game home stretch on Saturday when the Black Knights host Brown at 1 p.m. Since losing the season opener, Army has won three straight, all on its home court at Christl Arena.
The Black Knights (3-1) have not lost a regular-season game on their home court since Jan. 30, 2013, making it six straight after the 66-52 win over Manhattan on Wednesday night. The Bears (2-1) enter Saturday’s tilt on a two-game winning streak of their own, most recently knocking off intra-state rival Bryant on Wednesday night.
In what was arguably its least impressive game of the 2012-13 season, Army lost at Brown on Jan. 2, 48-45. The Black Knights led the entire game until the final four minutes and had the ball down three with 19 seconds left but failed to sink the game-tying bucket. Army rebounded to win its next five games following the Brown setback, its second-longest winning streak of the year.
For tickets to Wednesday’s 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 can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), and via audio stream on Knight Vision, Army’s subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. Army’s Nick DeSanctis will have the call. The Patriot League Network will offer a video stream – visit PatriotLeague.org 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.
Following Brown’s three-point win over Army last season, the Bears stretched their the lead in the all-time series to 6-4. Prior to that game, the Black Knights had won four straight over the Ivy League foe by an average of 14 points. The Black Knights are 2-2 all-time against the Bears at home, last playing at Christl Arena on Nov. 28, 2007, when Army won by 13. Brown is the first of three Ivy League Opponents for the Black Knights this year, with Yale (Dec. 7) and Penn (Dec. 11) coming up in two weeks. Army is 47-44 all-time against Ivy League teams, including a 3-1 record in 2012-13.
LAST TIME OUT
Army women’s basketball won its third straight on Wednesday night with a 66-52 victory over visiting Manhattan. Three Black Knights scored in double figures including sophomore guard Jean Parker, who totaled career highs in points, rebounds and assists, leading Army to its sixth consecutive regular-season win at Christl Arena. Parker recorded 13 points, six rebounds and three assists in 26 minutes of action, all four figures being career bests. Senior Jen Hazlett snapped out of a two-game skid to score a team-high 18, while sophomore Kelsey Minato stretched her double-digit scoring streak to 20 games with a 14-point showing. For the full recap and box score from Thursday night’s game, click HERE.
NO SIGNS OF A SLUMP
There have been no signs of a sophomore slump for Army - in fact, the sophomores have accounted for nearly 63 percent of Army’s scoring. Sophomore Kelsey Minato is Army’s leading scorer (18.0 PPG) and the reigning Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week, while classmate Aimee Oertner is the Black Knights’ most accurate shooter (.640 FG%) and the team’s leading shot blocker (1.8 BPG). Earning her fifth career start, Brianna Johnson has found her groove over the past three games, matching her career-high total for rebounds (seven) against Fairleigh Dickinson (11/14) and establishing a career standard for points (12) against Weber State (11/17). Jean Parker is the latest yearling to emerge after recording a career-high 13 points in Wednesday’s win over Manhattan.
Army will have a six-day break before its next contest, a Black Friday showdown at Stony Brook. The Black Knights and Seawolves are squaring off for the first time since 2000, when SBU earned a six-point victory in Long Island. The Seawolves, who lead the all-time series 2-1, currently stand at 3-2 and will host Morgan State on Monday prior to their game against Army.