Dec. 28, 2012
Army vs. Bryant Game Notes
WEST POINT, N.Y. – After a 17-day hiatus, Army women’s basketball returns to the court on Sunday afternoon against Bryant. The Black Knights (9-3) last played on Dec. 13, when they routed Division III foe Merchant Marine, 77-40, halting a two-game losing streak. Bryant (4-5) is coming off a two-point loss to Patriot League squad Holy Cross on Dec. 21, ending the Bulldogs’ four-game winning streak.
The Last Meeting
January 3, 2012
Bryant Rallies To 64-54 Win Over Army
Bryant held Army without a field goal over the final 4:12 and closed the game riding an 11-2 run as the Bulldogs picked up a 64-54 victory over visiting Army on Tuesday afternoon at Chase Athletic Center.
Army is 4-2 on its home court this season, while Bryant is 2-1 in road games. The Black Knights have defeated two other teams hailing from the Northeast Conference - Fairleigh Dickinson and Wagner, while one of their two home losses of the year came against an NEC foe - St. Francis (N.Y.).
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.
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 and Bulldogs will square off for the third consecutive season and fourth time overall on Sunday afternoon. Bryant won last season’s showdown, 64-54, on its home court on Jan. 3, while Army was victorious at West Point in the 2010-11 meeting, 66-55. Army returns its two leading scorers from last season’s game in senior Anna Simmers and sophomore Olivia Schretzman. Simmers totaled a team-high 14 points, while Schretzman added 13 points and an Army-leading seven rebounds.
LAST TIME OUT
It was a tale of two halves as the Black Knights defeated the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, 77-40, on Dec. 13 at Christl Arena. Army scored 27 points in the first half against the Division III foe before matching that total after just nine minutes of play in the second half en route to a 50-point frame, while holding the Mariners to just 17 points in the second. Eleven players cracked the scoring column for Army led by senior Anna Simmers’ 15-point night. Simmers played just 23 minutes as head coach Dave Magarity had 14 Black Knights check into the game. Freshmen Kelsey Minato and Bridget Ryan pitched in 11 points apiece, marking a career best for Ryan, while Army matched the Academy record for three-pointers made in a single game with 12. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
Army will play its final two nonconference games of the season with a back-to-back road games to open 2013. The Black Knights will travel to Brown on Jan. 2, before concluding non-league play at Morgan State on Jan. 6. Patriot League play starts on Jan. 12, with Army hosting Bucknell at Christl Arena at 1 p.m.