Colgate earns home win over Army, Holy Cross goes on the road to beat Lafayette



Feb. 19, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa.- Junior guard Mariah Jones scored 23 points to help struggling Colgate surprise Army 71-60 on Wednesday night in Hamilton, N.Y.

The victory was the first in the last ten games for the Raiders and dropped Army 2.5 games behind first place Navy. The Mids defeated Lehigh 79-59 at Alumni Hall and American remained one game back in second place with a 69-44 home win over Boston University.

Bucknell defeated Loyola 70-49 at Sojka Pavilion and Holy Cross remained in a tie for fourth place with the Bison following a 90-76 win at Lafayette.

Navy clinched a home playoff game in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League playoffs by virtue of their win over the Mountain Hawks.

at Colgate 71, Army 60

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Mariah Jones scored 23 points and Carole Harris added 13 points and 14 rebounds as Colgate snapped a nine-game losing streak Wednesday with a 71-60 win over Army in Hamilton, N.Y.

The Raiders raced to a 35-23 halftime lead and held the Black Knights to 30-percent shooting from the field.

The Colgate bench, led by 11 points from Randyll Butler, outscored the Army bench 21-2.

Holy Cross 90, at Lafayette 79

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Raquel Scott scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead a balanced Holy Cross attack Wednesday night in a 90-79 win at Kirby Sports Center.

Lisa Mifsud chipped in with 20 points and Brisje Malone netted 15 -- including the 1,000th point of her career in the second half.



The Leopards trailed by only three at halftime, but a 21-9 run by the Crusaders to start the second half pushed the advantage to 15 points with 12:43 remaining.

Junior forward Emily Homan scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds for Lafayette. Linnel Macklin added 17 and Kelly Loughney chipped in 15 of the bench.

at American 69, Boston University 44

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American used a stingy defense to toll to their season-high sixth straight win with a 69-44 victory over Boston University at Bender Arena.

Arron Zimmerman scored 12 points and grabbed 11 rebounds and scored 10 to help the Eagles win their 19th game of the season.

American limited Terriers senior forward Rashidat Agboola to 12 points and held Boston University to just 33% from the floor -- including 4-for-22 from behind the arc.

Melissa Gallo also had 12 points off the bench for Boston University which lost for the first time in four games.

at Navy 79, Lehigh 59

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Kara Pollinger led five players in double figures with 18 points as Navy kept their one-game lead in the Patriot League standings with a 79-59 win Wednesday over Lehigh at Alumni Hall.

Chloe Stapleton and Jade Geif added 14 points apiece as the Mids shot over 50% from the field -- including a scorching 12-for-25 on three-point field goals.

Lexi Martins scored 13 points and grabbed seven rebounds as the Mountain Hawks put four players in double figures.

The victory clinches a home playoff game in the quarterfinal round of the Patriot League playoffs for Navy.

at Bucknell 70, Loyola 49

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Shelby Romine scored 21 points to help Bucknell end a two-game skid with a 40-49 win over Loyola Wednesday night at Sojka Pavilion.

Audrey Dotson and Claire DeBoer scored 14 and 13, respectively, for the Bison.

Lauren Daugherty led the Greyhounds with 11 points and Nai Brown chipped in with 10.

Bucknell kept pace with Holy Cross in the battle for the fourth spot in the standings which guarantees a quarterfinal round home game in the Patriot League playoffs.