Feb. 12, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa.- It was a grand night in Annapolis, Md. as Navy (19-5, 11-2) welcomed Audrey Bauer and Kara Pollinger to the 1,000 point club and picked up a key 70-61 victory over Bucknell (13-10, 8-5) to retain their spot atop the Patriot League standings.
Despite a record-setting night from Kelsey Minato, Holy Cross (15-8, 7-6) snapped Army's five-game win streak with a 92-85 road win at Christl Arena. The Black Knights (17-6, 9-3) drop 1.5 games behind the Mids with the loss while American (17-7, 10-3) remained one game out of first place with a 69-56 win at Lehigh (11-12, 4-8).
Boston University (9-16, 5-8) won back-to-back Patriot League games for the first time this season by defeating Colgate (5-20, 1-13) by a score of 72-68 at Case Gym. Lafayette (13-11, 7-6) kept pace with Holy Cross with a 58-45 win at Loyola University Maryland (5-19, 2-11).
Recaps and boxscores for Wednesday's games are included below.
at Navy 70, Bucknell 61
Navy's Audrey Bauer picked a pretty key moment to record the 1,000th point of her career.
Locked in a 59-all battle with pesky Bucknell on Wednesday night, Bauer drained a three-point field goal with less than three minutes remaining that not only gave her 1,001 points but also helped propel the Mids to a 70-61 victory at Alumni Hall.
Fellow senior Kara Pollinger also reached the milestone with a career-high 27 points to give Navy a remarkable four members of the class of 2014 to score more than 1,000 points. Classmates Jade Geif, who scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win over the Bison, and Alix Membreno are also members of the club.
Megan McGurk and Shelby Romine each scored 14 points to lead the Bucknell offense.
92, at Army
In West Point, N.Y., sophomore forward Raquel Scott and senior guard Alex Smith combined to score 50 points to power Holy Cross to 92-85 win Wednesday night and offset a record-setting performance by Army sophomore Kelsey Minato. Scott was 7-for-14 from the field and 13-for-18 from the free throw line en route to a career-high 27 points and also grabbed 11 rebounds for the 12th double-double of her career.
Smith, the Patriot League's all-time leader in three-point field goals made was 4-for-8 from behind the arc and finished with 23 points.
Minato scored a Patriot League record 49 points, breaking the previous mark of 44 set by Bucknell's Molly Creamer against Lafayette in 2003.
In accomplishing the feat, Minato was a perfect 26-for-26 from the free throw line. This broke the NCAA record of 23 free throws made in a single game as well as the single-game record of 22 free throws without a miss.
American 69, at Lehigh 56
American used a big second half Wednesday to rally past Lehigh for a 69-56 victory at Stabler Arena.
The Mountain Hawks led 51-50 with just under six minutes remaining following a layup by sophomore forward Kerry Kinek. The Eagles answered with a run sparked by Arron Zimmerman and Alexis Dobbs and outscored the hosts 19-5 down the stretch. Dobbs finished with 19 points and nine rebounds and Zimmerman also scored 19 as American jumped past Army in to second place in the Patriot League standings.
Lehigh, which saw a two-game winning streak snapped, was led by a 17-point seven rebound effort from Kinek.
at Boston University 72, Colgate 68
Reigning Anaconda Women's Basketball Player of the Week Rashidat Agboola scored 25 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as Boston University split the regular season series with Colgate following a 72-68 win Wednesday at Case Gym.
Sophomore Clodagh Scannell also chipped in with a double-double for the Terriers, scoring a career-best 21 points and registering 10 rebounds as Boston University recorded its second straight win.
The Terriers broke open a close game with an 11-3 run early in the second half. The lead would stretch to 13 with 11 minutes remaining, but a 9-0 run by the Raiders closed the gap to four with 5-1/2 minutes left. Agboola scored seven points over the final 4:18 to keep Colgate at bay.
Lauryn Kobiela led the Raiders with 20 points while Carole Harris notched a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds. Randyll Butler added 10 rebounds and nine points.
Lafayette 58, at Loyola 45
Senior center Danielle Fiacco scored 14 points, grabbed 14 rebounds and blocked four shots to spark Lafayette to a 58-45 road win over Loyola University Maryland Wednesday at Reitz Arena.
After the Greyhounds had whittled a nine-point halftime deficit to 38-35 with 12:34 remaining, Lafayette responded with a 14-2 run to regain control. Emily Homan added 10 points and 10 rebounds for the Leopards and Maddie Peabody finished with nine points and five assists.
Nai Brown led Loyola with 13 points.