Nov. 27, 2012
Army Game Notes vs. Columbia
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army women’s basketball will look to make it five wins in a row on Wednesday night when Columbia travels to West Point. Tipoff at Christl Arena is slated for 7 p.m. Army is 5-1 for the second time under the direction of seventh-year head coach Dave Magarity, while the Lions show a 1-4 record, most recently losing to Morgan State.
The Last Meeting
November 27, 2011
New York, N.Y.
Schretzman Totals 20 Points In 63-58 Loss At Columbia
Army freshman forward Olivia Schretzman poured in a career-high 20 points, but Columbia broke a 56-56 tie with a 7-2 run and thwart the Black Knights' rally in a 63-58 loss on Sunday afternoon at Levein Gymnasium. The setback marked the Black Knights' second of the season and stopped a four-game win streak.
For tickets, 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.
Setting The Stage
The Black Knights are coming off a two-win road trip out west, defeating Weber State on 11/21 and Air Force on 11/23 to improve to 4-0 in road games this season. Army is 1-1 on its home court at Christl Arena with its lone setback of the season coming at West Point against St. Francis (N.Y.) on 11/12. That loss was the Black Knights’ lone sub-50-point performance and they have since averaged 66 points per game while limiting opponents to 57.8. Columbia shows a 1-4 record, including 0-2 on the road. The Lions’ lone win came against Army foe Fairleigh Dickinson, while they have also collected losses to Wagner and future Black Knight opponent Morgan State.
How To Follow
The game can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), while an audio and video stream will also be available 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 will look to capture their 10th series win (9-3) against Columbia on Wednesday evening and fifth against the Lions at Christl Arena. Historically, Army has been successful offensively against its regional foe, averaging 67 points per game as, including two 32-point performances by Katie Macfarlane (2002) and Lisa Russell (1994). The Black Knights have won two of the last three meetings with the Lions, with last season’s setback at Columbia a bit of a surprise as the Lions managed just three wins all season. Army shot a season low from three in that game and turned the ball over 18 times, leading to 20 CU points.
Year - Result - Location
1992-93 - Army, 63-56 - West Point
1993-94 - Army, 81-52 - New York City
1998-99 - Army, 67-56 - New York City
1999-2000 - Army, 71-55 - West Point
2000-01 - Army, 77-65 - New York City
2001-02 - Columbia, 64-61 - West Point
2002-03 - Army, 65-60 - New York City
2003-04 - Army, 73-48 - West Point
2004-05 - Columbia, 72-39 - New Rochelle
2006-07 - Army, 68-43 - West Point
2007-08 - Army, 81-55 - New York City
2011-12 - Columbia, 63-58 - New York City
Army leads 9-3
Last Time Out
Freshman Kelsey Minato set an Army women’s basketball record with 13 made free throws as Army defeated academy rival Air Force, 72-68, on Friday evening at Clune Arena. Minato had a team-high 20 points to lead four Black Knights in double figures as Army improved to 5-1 on the season, including a flawless 4-0 mark on the road. The win did not come easy for the Black Knights as Air Force (0-4) shot nearly 50 percent (26-53) from the floor, but seven points from Minato, including five from the charity stripe, in the final 1:57 sealed the victory for Army. For the full box score and recap, click here.
Army will play its second consecutive home game on Saturday when Yale comes to West Point. The Bulldogs show a 1-4 record but will face Quinnipiac on Wednesday before their 3 p.m., showdown against the Black Knights. Yale edged Army by one point, 63-62, in last season’s New Year’s Day matchup in New Haven, Conn.