Patriot League Women's Basketball Recap - 1.2.13

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Lindsay Horbatuck grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds in Bucknell's 25-point win over Cornell Wednesday night.
Lindsay Horbatuck grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds in Bucknell's 25-point win over Cornell Wednesday night.

Jan. 3, 2013

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Bucknell hammered Cornell and Lehigh picked up a solid road win at Mount St. Mary's to highlight Wednesday's action in Patriot League women's basketball.

A pair of forwards put up big performances as Bucknell (8-5) stifled Cornell 64-39 in Lewisburg, Pa., Wednesday. Audrey Dotson led the Bison with 22 points and eight rebounds, while Lindsay Horbatuck hauled in a career-high 19 boards to go along with eight points. Shelby Romine chipped in 13 points with four assists, and Alyssa Dunn scored 11 with three dishes. The Bison used a 17-2 first-half run to turn an 11-10 deficit into a 27-13 lead with 5:18 left. The lead was 15 points at halftime, and the Bison were never seriously threatened the rest of the way. Horbatuck's layup put Bucknell up 51-31 with 8:29 to play, and the Bison had their largest lead of the game when the final horn sounded. Dotson's 10-of-12 effort from the field was instrumental as Bucknell shot 46 percent from the floor for the game.

Hilary Weaver's game-high 19 points paced four Lehigh players in double figures as the Mountain Hawks won 66-57 at Mount St. Mary's Wednesday. Kerry Kinek narrowly missed a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds, while Becky Guman scored 11 points and Katie O'Reilly added 10. Lehigh (6-7) took a 22-15 lead with 4:07 remaining in the first after a Sarah Williams trey, and the Mountain Hawks had a 26-22 advantage at halftime. Jessie Kaufman completed a three-point play to bring The Mount within 34-31 at the 16:23 mark, but Weaver capped off a 6-0 Lehigh spurt with a trey. Kaufman again rallied The Mount, as her layup and 3-pointer on consecutive possessions put the Mountaineers up 51-48 at the 8:07 mark. The Mountain Hawks again replied with six consecutive points, and two of Weaver's nine free throws on the night put Lehigh ahead 61-53 with 1:28 to play. The Mountain Hawks hit 5 of 6 from the line the rest of the way to preserve the win.

Army posted its worst shooting night of the season, going 14 of 62 (22.6 percent) from the field in a 48-45 loss at Brown Wednesday night. Jen Hazlett was the only Black Knight to reach double figures with 10 points, while Olivia Schretzman grabbed 11 rebounds and Anna Simmers 10. It looked great early for Army (10-4), which led 17-7 at the 9:49 mark of the first half after a Hazlett 3, and 23-11 with 6:31 left after a pair of Aimee Oertner foul shots. The Black Knights led by nine at halftime and seven midway through the second when Brown began chipping away. Lauren Clarke's 3-pointer put Brown ahead 43-42 with 4:06 left, but Simmers' foul shots gave the Black Knights back the lead. Clarke sank another 3 and then hit two free throws with 19 seconds left to seal the win. Army shot just 5 of 32 from the field in the final 20 minutes, including an 0-of-5 showing from beyond the arc.

Thursday's schedule features two teams in action. Colgate hosts NJIT and Holy Cross is at Dartmouth, with both games scheduled for 7 p.m.

at Bucknell 64, Cornell 39

Lehigh 66, at Mount St. Mary's 57

at Brown 48, Army 45