Army's Three-Game Homestand Begins Monday Against Loyola

Freshman point guard Kelsey Minato

Freshman point guard Kelsey Minato

Dec. 9, 2012

Army vs. Loyola Game Notes Get Acrobat Reader

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WEST POINT, N.Y.  – Army women’s basketball will begin its longest streak of home games this season when future Patriot League member Loyola (Md.) travels to West Point on Monday. Tipoff against the Greyhounds is slated for 7 p.m. at Christl Arena.

Army is coming off a 66-60 loss at Rider on Friday evening, its first road loss of the season. The Black Knights are 8-2 for the second time under head coach Dave Magarity and first time since 2006-07, Magarity’s first season at the helm. The Greyhounds come to West Point with a 4-6 record, most recently suffering a 35-point setback at Syracuse on Saturday. Loyola, currently a member of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Association, is scheduled to join the Patriot League prior to the 2013-14 season.

For tickets, visit 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.

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 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 For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.

The Black Knights and Greyhounds have played each other four times previously with Loyola prevailing in three of those meetings, including 2011’s four-point victory in Baltimore, Md. The series originated in 2008, as all four games have been played under the direction of both teams’ current head coaches - Dave Magarity at Army and Joe Logan at Loyola. The Black Knights are 1-1 on their home court against the Greyhounds and 1-0 when coming off a loss. Full the full box score and recap from last season’s Army-Loyola game, see the feature box to the left.

Year - Result - Location
2008-09 - Loyola, 64-56 - West Point, N.Y.
2009-10 - Loyola, 63-48 - Baltimore, Md.
2010-11 - Army, 60-52 - West Point, N.Y.
2011-12 - Loyola, 68-64 - Baltimore, Md.

Despite all five starters scoring in double figures, Army had its seven-game winning streak snapped at Rider on Friday evening with a 66-60 setback to the Broncs. Junior Jen Hazlett had a team-best 15 points for Army but the Black Knights’ comeback bid proved to be unsuccessful against a Rider squad which controlled the paint. The Black Knights came out with the hot hand, making seven of their first 11 shots to grab an early lead. Army went up by its largest lead of the game, 18-8, off a Hazlett layup with 11:41 remaining, forcing Rider to spend its first timeout of the game. The Broncs came out of the timeout firing, blazing to a 20-0 run which spanned over six minutes. Rider held on to the lead built during that span until the final buzzer. For the full box score and recap, click here.

Army will play its final game prior to a 17-day break for Term-End Exam (TEE) week and the holidays on Thursday when Division III foe U.S. Merchant Marine Academy travels to West Point. The Black Knights and Mariners last squared off in 2008 when Army earned a 52-point victory (90-38). USMMA is currently 4-3, having lost two straight.

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