Patriot League Women's Basketball Release - 1.7.14

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Carole Harris and Colgate look to bounce back from Sunday's loss to Bucknell when they host Holy Cross on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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Carole Harris and Colgate look to bounce back from Sunday's loss to Bucknell when they host Holy Cross on Wednesday at 7 p.m.
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Jan. 7, 2014

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Three teams are trying to separate themselves from the rest of the pack in Patriot League women’s basketball after the first two games of League play, and two of those squads are set to square off at the end of the week on national television.

But before Army and Navy can tussle on CBS Sports Network on Saturday in the first of their two regular-season meetings, both must contend with teams eyeing a potential share of first place in their Wednesday games. Navy is home for 1-1 Boston University, while Army entertains 1-1 Lehigh. The third team in the three-way tie at 2-0, Holy Cross, is at Colgate Wednesday at 7 p.m. The day’s slate starts at 11:30 a.m. when American travels to Loyola Maryland and continues with a 5 p.m. tip in Lewisburg, Pa., between Lafayette and Bucknell. All five games are set for Patriot League Network.

PATRIOT LEAGUE QUICK HITS

• Army is 2-0 in Patriot League play for the fifth straight year. Navy is 2-0 for the second straight season and third time in four years.
• Navy is fifth in Division I averaging 9.5 3-pointers per game, the highest ranking for a League squad in any team stat category as of Monday.
• Three League players are ranked in the nation’s top 10 in free throw shooting. Army’s Kelsey Minato is fourth at 93.6 percent, Loyola Maryland’s Lisa Mirarchi is seventh at 92.9 percent and American’s Alexis Dobbs is 10th at 91.9 percent. Two other players rank in the top 30. (See page 16 for a full list of where the League ranks nationally in statistics)
• Rookie Lauren Crisler was 4-of-5 from the floor and netted a career-high 12 points in American’s 77-40 win over Bucknell on Thursday.
• In addition to Rashidat Agboola’s 14-point, 15-rebound double-double in Sunday’s 71-64 win over Lehigh, BU also had rookie Meghan Green scored a career-high 15.
• Holy Cross sophomore Raquel Scott posted back-to-back double-doubles last week in her team’s first two League games, both wins. She has a League-high six double-doubles this season.
• Lehigh rookie Kayla Burton shot 50 percent (7-of-14) from the 3-point arc while averaging 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds during the Mountain Hawks’ 1-1 start to League play.
• Navy’s Kara Pollinger has scored in double figures in 11 of 13 games this season.
• Loyola’s Lisa Mirarchi scored a career-high 17 points in Sunday’s 66-62 overtime loss to Army.
• Josie Stockill’s 17 points were a career-high effort in Colgate’s 88-72 loss to Bucknell over the weekend.
• Lafayette’s Danielle Fiacco is 14 blocks shy of tying the League’s all-time record.
• The NCAA released its first official RPI ratings of the season on Tuesday. Holy Cross is the top League team at No. 87, while Army (97), Lafayette (99) and Navy (100) are in the top 100. Bucknell is No. 157, American 171, Boston University 183, Lehigh 192, Colgate 207 and Loyola 264.

Patriot League Notebook

NO SOPHOMORE SLUMPS HERE
Several sophomores are having strong seasons in the Patriot League this season, and they’re also on top of a few stat categories. Army’s Kelsey Minato (20.1 ppg) and Lehigh’s Kerry Kinek (18.5) are 1-2 in the League in scoring, while Holy Cross forward Raquel Scott is averaging a League-best 8.9 rebounds per contest. The League’s top shooter at the moment is also a second-year player, as American’s Michelle Holmes is hitting on 69.1 percent of her tries from the floor. Minato is also tops in free throw shooting (93.6 percent) and is followed closely behind by Holy Cross’ Lisa Mifsud (90.3), who is fourth.

ABOVE .500 AGAIN
With a 4-6 mark during the last weekend of 2013, Patriot League teams finished off an above-.500 record in non-League play for the season. The 10 schools finished the ledger 61-50, one year removed from a 63-58 non-League composite. League teams went 10-3 versus the MAAC, 9-4 against the America East, 7-4 against the NEC, 6-6 versrus the Atlantic 10 and 9-9 against the Ivy League.

SMITH ADDS GOOD WORKS NOMINATION
Holy Cross senior guard Alex Smith, already a Senior CLASS Award candidate with American’s Alexis Dobbs, added another citation to her resume on Dec. 3 when she was named to the list of nominees for the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team. In its second year, the Allstate WBCA Good Works Team honors players at all levels of college basketball who represent the sport’s finest in the areas of leadership and charitable achievements amongst their peers. A total of 84 players from all levels were nominated, and Smith is one of 52 nominees from Division I.

WATCH FREE ON PATRIOT LEAGUE NETWORK
2013-14 is the first of a multi-year agreement between the Patriot League and Campus Insiders who have teamed up to create Patriot League Network (PLN), a streaming platform that will enable fans to watch League regular season and championship events for free. From this point on, all League games outside of the two Army-Navy regular-season contests on CBS Sports Network will air on PLN. PLN also includes on-demand video content with feature stories, highlight shows and recaps. For more, visit patriotleague.tv.

DOBBS, SMITH ARE CLASSY CANDIDATES
American’s Alexis Dobbs and Holy Cross’ Alex Smith were named to the list of 30 national candidates for the Senior CLASS Award in late October. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – community, classroom, character and competition. An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. Dobbs has been the League’s Scholar-Athlete of the Year in women’s basketball each of the last two years, while Smith has joined her in picking up back-to-back Academic All-League citations.

EVERYBODY IN THE POOL
It’s a bigger Patriot League now with a bigger League tournament. All 10 squads will qualify for the League bracket that begins with first round games on Tuesday, March 4, with the No. 7 seed hosting No. 10 and No. 8 home for No. 9. The 7/10 winner will move on to visit the second seed, and the 8/9 victor goes on to play No. 1 in the quarterfinals on Thursday, March 6, with 3 vs. 6 and 4 vs. 5 matchups taking place as well. The semifinals are set for Monday, March 10, with the last two teams moving on to the championship game on Saturday, March 15 at 6 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. The higher seeds will host all rounds.

THE FAVORITE TO REACH FOUR
Boasting a deep, talented and experienced senior class of four, Navy was selected as the preseason favorite in voting done by the League’s head coaches and sports information contacts in October. The Mids claimed 14 of 20 first-place votes and topped the polling with 157 points. Army was next with 133 points and three first-place votes, while newcomer Boston University took third (128 points, 3 votes). Holy Cross, the runner up each of the last two seasons, was fourth with 112 points, while Lehigh took fifth with 97 points. American (87 points), Bucknell (62), Loyola (54), Lafayette (37) and Colgate (33) rounded out the list of 10.

CBS SPORTS NETWORK TO AIR ARMY-NAVY
CBS Sports Network is one again the national broadcast partner of the Patriot League, and the Network will air both Army-Navy regular-season tilts in early 2014. The Mids host the first showdown on Saturday, Jan. 11 at 1:30 p.m., and the two will reconvene their rivalry on Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. at West Point. Last season the academy rivals finished in a tie atop the League standings, but their head-to-head sweep of the two games gave the Black Knights the tournament’s No. 1 seed.

Patriot League Games

AMERICAN EAGLES (8-5, 1-1) AT LOYOLA MARYLAND GREYHOUNDS (3-10, 0-2)
Reitz Arena (2,100); Baltimore, Md. • Wednesday, 11:30 a.m.
Series: American, 8-4 Internet: Patriot League Network (patriotleague.tv)
Streak: Loyola, 1 Last Meeting: Loyola, 55-53 (Baltimore, Md.; 12.1.12)
Last American Win: 63-48 (Washington, D.C.; 12.21.11) Last Five Games: Loyola, 3-2

• It will be the 13th meeting between the programs when the two square off Wednesday at Reitz Arena in an 11:30 a.m. start.
• Both teams are looking to rebound off losses on Sunday. American fell 63-60 at home to Holy Cross, and Loyola dropped a 66-62 overtime decision to Army at Reitz Arena.
• Loyola’s leading scorer Kara Marshall (13.5 ppg) has missed the last three contests.
• American’s Alexis Dobbs is dishing a League-high 5.6 assists per game while sitting sixth at 14.3 points per game.
• Four American players are averaging at least 4.4 rebounds per game.

AMERICAN Emily Parker scored a team-high 17 points and Raquel Scott netted her second straight double-double in League play with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Holy Cross (10-3, 2-0) hung on for a 63-60 win over American at Bender Arena on Sunday in the nation’s capital ... Parker added eight boards for the Crusaders, while Brisje Malone scored seven with nine rebounds, and Alex Smith scored eight points with six assists ... Arron Zimmerman paced American (8-5, 1-1) with a game-best 18 points, while Shaquilla Curtis hauled in a team-high eight rebounds to go with her seven points ... Alexis Dobbs had eight points with six assists ... American led 59-58 with 55 seconds remaining before Parker sank two from the foul line to put the Crusaders up one ... The Eagles tied it on their next trip down the floor when Zimmerman went 1-of-2 at the line ... Parker went back to the stripe on Holy Cross’ next possession and missed the front end, but grabbed the offensive rebound and found Scott for the go-ahead bucket with 14 seconds left ... The Eagles missed a 3-pointer with one second to go, and Kate Gillespie sank a free throw on the other end to give Holy Cross the three-point win ... It was a close back-and-forth first half before American nudged out to a 25-19 lead at the last media timeout ... The Crusaders went on a 10-3 run and took a 29-28 advantage into the break ... The teams traded runs in the second half, with American using an 11-2 spurt to move in front 46-42 ... After the Crusaders retook the lead, Michelle Holmes converted the and-one to put American ahead again 49-47 ... Holy Cross tied the game with 7:22 left, setting the stage for the squads to tie each other three more times and trade the lead seven times down to the end ... Holy Cross shot 49 percent (26-of-53) for the game and 52 percent (12-of-23) in the second half ... The Crusaders won the glass 44-32 ... American finished the contest 39 percent (25-of-64) from the field ... The Eagles are home for Colgate on Saturday at 2 p.m.

LOYOLA Sophomore guard Kelsey Minato scored a career-high 29 points and netted crucial buckets late in regulation and overtime to lead Army (10-3, 2-0 Patriot) to a come-from-behind 66-62 win at Loyola Maryland (3-10, 0-2) on Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena ... Minato tied the game at 55-all when her jumper fell with 21 seconds left in regulation to force the extra five minutes ... Loyola took the early lead in overtime on Tiffany Padgett’s trey, and went up 62-60 with 2:20 to go on Nai Brown’s bucket ... Minato struck again for Army, sinking a basket with 1:26 left to tie the game at 62 ... After the Greyhounds came up empty on their ensuing possession, Minato scored another bucket with 27 seconds remaining to give the Black Knights their first lead since the 10:36 mark of the first half ... She added two more free throws in the waning seconds to end the game on a personal 6-0 run ... Loyola ended the first half on a 7-0 run and took a 32-22 advantage into the break ... Minato’s trey cut it to a 43-42 Greyhound lead midway through the second, and she sank another 3-pointer to knot the game at 47-all with five minute to go ... Brown put Loyola up 51-47 with three minutes left with a layup, and both teams traded free throws down the stretch of regulation before Minato tied the game ... Jen Hazlett added 10 points for Army, while Olivia Schretzman hauled down a game-high 15 points ... Brown led the Greyhounds with 24 points on 10-of-22 from the field with six rebounds, and Lisa Mirarchi poured in 17 points with four assists ... Loyola is on the road at Lehigh on Saturday at 2 p.m.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (6-7, 0-2) AT BUCKNELL BISON (6-6, 1-1)
Sojka Pavilion (4,000); Lewisburg, Pa. • Wednesday, 5 p.m.
Series: Lafayette, 37-34 Internet: Patriot League Network (patriotleague.tv)
Streak: Lafayette, 1 Last Meeting: Lafayette, 66-61 (OT; Lewisburg, Pa.; 2.16.13)
Last Bucknell Win: 50-49 (Easton, Pa.; 1.19.13) Last Five Games: Bucknell, 3-2

• Wednesday will be the 72nd meeting in a series that began on Feb. 19, 1977. Lafayette won that battle 60-57 in Lewisburg, Pa.
• The teams split last season’s series, with Lafayette overcoming a 16-point halftime deficit to post a 66-61 overtime victory in Lewisburg while the Bison were 50-49 winners in Easton.
• Audrey Dotson leads Bucknell in both scoring (16.6 ppg) and rebounding (7.3 rpg).
• Lafayette is looking to snap a four-game slide.
• Eleven players have logged at least one start for the Leopards.

LAFAYETTE Kara Pollinger’s 15 points paced a balanced Navy offensive attack as the Mids (10-3, 2-0) held off a second-half rally to defeat Lafayette 67-53 at Kirby Sports Center on Sunday afternoon ... Pollinger had seven boards to go with her 15 points, while Jade Geif logged a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double and Alix Membreno chipped in 14 points ... Chloe Stapleton had 11 points and seven rebounds while dropping one-third of her team’s nine 3-pointers ... Linnel Macklin scored a team-best 12 points for the Leopards (6-7, 0-2) while Madeline Fahan added 10 ... Maddie Peabody scored seven points, and Danielle Fiacco scored six points, hauled in seven rebounds and blocked three shots ... Lafayette led early before Geif scored back-to-back buckets to give Navy a 13-4 lead less than five minutes into the game ... The Leopards rallied to cut the deficit to one before a 10-2 run for the Mids put them ahead 30-20 with 5:20 until halftime ... Membreno capped off the spurt with a 3-pointer, one of nine for Navy in the game ... Navy led 35-25 at halftime and Membreno’s layup expanded the lead to 50-33 with 13 minutes remaining ... Fahan finished off a 10-1 Lafayette run with a jumper to make it a 56-48 game with 4:09 to play, but Stapleton sank a 3-pointer on Navy’s next possession to give it another double-digit lead ... The Mids led by at least 10 the rest of the way ... The Leopards are at Boston University on Saturday at 1 p.m.

BUCKNELL Claire DeBoer netted a double-double with a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead four Bucknell players in double figures as the Bison (6-6, 1-1) shot their way past Colgate 88-72 at Cotterell Court on Sunday afternoon ... Shelby Romine scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists for Bucknell, while Audrey Dotson poured in 20 points and Sheaira Jones added 13 points ... Josie Stockill led the Raiders (4-9, 0-2) with a career-best 17 points, while Paige Kriftcher chipped in 11 points off the bench and Mariah Jones added 10 ... Lauryn Kobiela scored eight points with five assists ... Trailing by one, Bucknell used a 9-0 run started by two Romine free throws and a DeBoer layup to take a 32-24 lead with 6:13 to play in the first ... The Raiders cut the Bucknell lead to three before another Bison run, this time a 9-0 surge, put them up 41-29 with less than two minutes to go ... The Bison took a 46-33 halftime advantage and shot a blistering 55 percent ... Sheaira Jones’ layup gave Bucknell a 53-33 lead less than two minutes into the second, and the Bison mostly cruised from there ... Colgate scored seven straight points midway through the stanza to cut the deficit to 65-51, but the Bison matched the spurt with seven straight of their own to regain control ... Colgate came only as close as 12 points the rest of the way ... The Raiders head to American on Saturday at 2 p.m.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY TERRIERS (6-9, 1-1) AT NAVY MIDSHIPMEN (10-3, 2-0)
Alumni Hall (5,710); Annapolis, Md. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Boston University, 1-0 Internet: Patriot League Network (patriotleague.tv)
Streak: Boston University, 1 Last Meeting: Boston University, 48-46 (Bronx, N.Y.; 12.30.11)

• It will be just the second meeting between the Terriers and Mids in Wednesday’s showdown at Alumni Hall.
• Their first and only meeting before Wednesday came in the consolation game of the Fordham Holiday Classic on Dec. 30, 2011. BU won 48-46.
• The game will pit the two most prolific 3-point shooting teams in the League this season. Navy is fifth in the country sinking 9.5 per game, while BU averages 7.2.
• Navy is one of three League squads giving up fewer than 60 points per contest.
• The Mids have won three straight and six of their last seven, while the Terriers have three victories in their last four.

BOSTON UNIVERSITY Meghan Green led three Terriers in double figures with 15 points in 20 minutes off the bench as Boston University (6-9, 1-1) won its first Patriot League game with a 71-64 triumph over Lehigh (8-5, 1-1) at Case Gym on Sunday ... Rashidat Agboola had 14 points and 15 rebounds up front for BU, and Melissa Gallo chipped in 13 points ... Kerry Kinek scored a game-high 16 for Lehigh (8-5, 1-1) with six rebounds, while Elizabeth Sharlow chipped in 12 points and nine boards off the bench ... Kayla Burton scored 11 points and Sarah Williams poured in 10 ... BU opened the game on a 9-0 run and led 16-2 with 12:18 left in the first ... The lead ballooned to 29-9 with 8:32 remaining before Lehigh chipped it down to a 35-24 halftime deficit with a half-closing 7-0 run ... The Mountain Hawks started slow from the floor and were 10-of-33 from the floor in the first 20 minutes ... Gallo sank one of her three triples for the game to put BU up 40-25 less than two minutes into the second ... She hit another to give the Terriers a 46-27 advantage at the 15:47 mark ... BU led by between 15 and 20 points most of the rest of the way ... Agboola hit two foul shots and Green went on a personal 4-0 run to put BU ahead 71-54 with 1:03 to go before Lehigh scored 10 quick points to end the game ... BU is home for Lafayette on Saturday at 1 p.m.

NAVY Kara Pollinger’s 15 points paced a balanced Navy offensive attack as the Mids (10-3, 2-0) held off a second-half rally to defeat Lafayette 67-53 at Kirby Sports Center on Sunday afternoon ... Pollinger had seven boards to go with her 15 points, while Jade Geif logged a 14-point, 13-rebound double-double and Alix Membreno chipped in 14 points ... Chloe Stapleton had 11 points and seven rebounds while dropping one-third of her team’s nine 3-pointers ... Linnel Macklin scored a team-best 12 points for the Leopards (6-7, 0-2) while Madeline Fahan added 10 ... Maddie Peabody scored seven points, and Danielle Fiacco scored six points, hauled in seven rebounds and blocked three shots ... Lafayette led early before Geif scored back-to-back buckets to give Navy a 13-4 lead less than five minutes into the game ... The Leopards rallied to cut the deficit to one before a 10-2 run for the Mids put them ahead 30-20 with 5:20 until halftime ... Membreno capped off the spurt with a 3-pointer, one of nine for Navy in the game ... Navy led 35-25 at halftime and Membreno’s layup expanded the lead to 50-33 with 13 minutes remaining ... Fahan finished off a 10-1 Lafayette run with a jumper to make it a 56-48 game with 4:09 to play, but Stapleton sank a 3-pointer on Navy’s next possession to give it another double-digit lead ... The Mids led by at least 10 the rest of the way ... The Mids host rival Army on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (8-5, 1-1) AT ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS (10-3, 2-0)
Christl Arena (5,043); West Point, N.Y. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Lehigh, 28-25 Internet: Patriot League Network (patriotleague.tv)
Streak: Army, 2 Last Meeting: Army, 62-52 (West Point, N.Y.; 3.2.13)
Last Lehigh Win: 56-47 (Bethlehem, Pa.; 2.25.12) Last Five Games: Army, 3-2

• Wednesday marks the 54th installment of the Army-Lehigh series.
• Army swept last season’s series, including a come-from-behind 62-52 win at West Point on March 2 to clinch a share of the regular-season title and the Patriot League Tournament’s No. 1 seed thanks to Navy’s loss to Bucknell later that night.
• The League’s top two scorers will square off in Army’s Kelsey Minato (20.1) and Lehigh’s Kerry Kinek (18.5).
• Lehigh is the League’s top scoring team at 75.8 and will match up with Army’s second-best scoring defense (57.5).
• Army is tops in the League in scoring margin (+10.8) and rebounding margin (+8.7).

LEHIGH Meghan Green led three Terriers in double figures with 15 points in 20 minutes off the bench as Boston University (6-9, 1-1) won its first Patriot League game with a 71-64 triumph over Lehigh (8-5, 1-1) at Case Gym on Sunday ... Rashidat Agboola had 14 points and 15 rebounds up front for BU, and Melissa Gallo chipped in 13 points ... Kerry Kinek scored a game-high 16 for Lehigh (8-5, 1-1) with six rebounds, while Elizabeth Sharlow chipped in 12 points and nine boards off the bench ... Kayla Burton scored 11 points and Sarah Williams poured in 10 ... BU opened the game on a 9-0 run and led 16-2 with 12:18 left in the first ... The lead ballooned to 29-9 with 8:32 remaining before Lehigh chipped it down to a 35-24 halftime deficit with a half-closing 7-0 run ... The Mountain Hawks started slow from the floor and were 10-of-33 from the floor in the first 20 minutes ... Gallo sank one of her three triples for the game to put BU up 40-25 less than two minutes into the second ... She hit another to give the Terriers a 46-27 advantage at the 15:47 mark ... BU led by between 15 and 20 points most of the rest of the way ... Agboola hit two foul shots and Green went on a personal 4-0 run to put BU ahead 71-54 with 1:03 to go before Lehigh scored 10 quick points to end the game ... Lehigh returns home on Saturday to host Loyola Maryland at 2 p.m.

ARMY Sophomore guard Kelsey Minato scored a career-high 29 points and netted crucial buckets late in regulation and overtime to lead Army (10-3, 2-0 Patriot) to a come-from-behind 66-62 win at Loyola Maryland (3-10, 0-2) on Sunday afternoon at Reitz Arena ... Minato tied the game at 55-all when her jumper fell with 21 seconds left in regulation to force the extra five minutes ... Loyola took the early lead in overtime on Tiffany Padgett’s trey, and went up 62-60 with 2:20 to go on Nai Brown’s bucket ... Minato struck again for Army, sinking a basket with 1:26 left to tie the game at 62 ... After the Greyhounds came up empty on their ensuing possession, Minato scored another bucket with 27 seconds remaining to give the Black Knights their first lead since the 10:36 mark of the first half ... She added two more free throws in the waning seconds to end the game on a personal 6-0 run ... Loyola ended the first half on a 7-0 run and took a 32-22 advantage into the break ... Minato’s trey cut it to a 43-42 Greyhound lead midway through the second, and she sank another 3-pointer to knot the game at 47-all with five minute to go ... Brown put Loyola up 51-47 with three minutes left with a layup, and both teams traded free throws down the stretch of regulation before Minato tied the game ... Jen Hazlett added 10 points for Army, while Olivia Schretzman hauled down a game-high 15 points ... Brown led the Greyhounds with 24 points on 10-of-22 from the field with six rebounds, and Lisa Mirarchi poured in 17 points with four assists ... Army visits Navy on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (10-3, 2-0) AT COLGATE RAIDERS (4-9, 0-2)
Cotterell Court (3,100); Hamilton, N.Y. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Holy Cross, 47-4 Internet: Patriot League Network (patriotleague.tv)
Streak: Holy Cross, 4 Last Meeting: Holy Cross, 59-38 (Worcester, Mass.; 3.11.13)
Last Colgate Win: 74-69 (Hamilton, N.Y.; 1.28.12) Last Five Games: Holy Cross, 4-1

• Holy Cross goes to Colgate in a rematch of one of last year’s Patriot League Tournament semifinal bouts, won 59-38 by the Crusaders.
• Holy Cross has won each of the last four meetings, with the previous three victories coming by two, eight and two points, respectively, before the lopsided result last March.
• Colgate’s win on Jan. 28, 2012, snapped a 10-game skid against the Crusaders.
• Holy Cross’ Alex Smith is fifth in NCAA Division I among active players with 296 career treys.
• Carole Harris (10.7), Lauryn Kobiela (10.7) and Mariah Jones (10.4) are all averaging in double figures to pace Colgate in scoring.

HOLY CROSS Emily Parker scored a team-high 17 points and Raquel Scott netted her second straight double-double in League play with 15 points and 10 rebounds as Holy Cross (10-3, 2-0) hung on for a 63-60 win over American at Bender Arena on Sunday in the nation’s capital ... Parker added eight boards for the Crusaders, while Brisje Malone scored seven with nine rebounds, and Alex Smith scored eight points with six assists ... Arron Zimmerman paced American (8-5, 1-1) with a game-best 18 points, while Shaquilla Curtis hauled in a team-high eight rebounds to go with her seven points ... Alexis Dobbs had eight points with six assists ... American led 59-58 with 55 seconds remaining before Parker sank two from the foul line to put the Crusaders up one ... The Eagles tied it on their next trip down the floor when Zimmerman went 1-of-2 at the line ... Parker went back to the stripe on Holy Cross’ next possession and missed the front end, but grabbed the offensive rebound and found Scott for the go-ahead bucket with 14 seconds left ... The Eagles missed a 3-pointer with one second to go, and Kate Gillespie sank a free throw on the other end to give Holy Cross the three-point win ... It was a close back-and-forth first half before American nudged out to a 25-19 lead at the last media timeout ... The Crusaders went on a 10-3 run and took a 29-28 advantage into the break ... The teams traded runs in the second half, with American using an 11-2 spurt to move in front 46-42 ... After the Crusaders retook the lead, Michelle Holmes converted the and-one to put American ahead again 49-47 ... Holy Cross tied the game with 7:22 left, setting the stage for the squads to tie each other three more times and trade the lead seven times down to the end ... Holy Cross shot 49 percent (26-of-53) for the game and 52 percent (12-of-23) in the second half ... The Crusaders won the glass 44-32 ... American finished the contest 39 percent (25-of-64) from the field ... Holy Cross hosts Bucknell on Saturday at 2 p.m.

COLGATE Claire DeBoer netted a double-double with a game-high 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead four Bucknell players in double figures as the Bison (6-6, 1-1) shot their way past Colgate 88-72 at Cotterell Court on Sunday afternoon ... Shelby Romine scored 12 points with 10 rebounds and seven assists for Bucknell, while Audrey Dotson poured in 20 points and Sheaira Jones added 13 points ... Josie Stockill led the Raiders (4-9, 0-2) with a career-best 17 points, while Paige Kriftcher chipped in 11 points off the bench and Mariah Jones added 10 ... Lauryn Kobiela scored eight points with five assists ... Trailing by one, Bucknell used a 9-0 run started by two Romine free throws and a DeBoer layup to take a 32-24 lead with 6:13 to play in the first ... The Raiders cut the Bucknell lead to three before another Bison run, this time a 9-0 surge, put them up 41-29 with less than two minutes to go ... The Bison took a 46-33 halftime advantage and shot a blistering 55 percent ... Sheaira Jones’ layup gave Bucknell a 53-33 lead less than two minutes into the second, and the Bison mostly cruised from there ... Colgate scored seven straight points midway through the stanza to cut the deficit to 65-51, but the Bison matched the spurt with seven straight of their own to regain control ... Colgate came only as close as 12 points the rest of the way ... The Raiders head to American on Saturday at 2 p.m.