Jan. 18, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Bucknell did it again. For the third straight game, the Bison hit a buzzer-beater at the end of regulation, and this time, it gave them the win.
After hitting a last-second 3 at Holy Cross on Jan. 11 to force overtime in a win over the Crusaders, Bucknell (9-7, 4-2) returned home to hit buzzer-beaters at the end of the regulation and the first overtime in an eventual loss to Navy.
On Saturday, Shelby Romine, who was responsible for the overtime heroics against Navy, dropped in a basket with no time left to defeat Army (12-5, 4-2).
American (12-5, 5-1), Navy (14-3, 6-0) and Lehigh (9-8, 2-4) also won games on Saturday. Navy remained undefeated with a win over Colgate (5-12, 1-5) and American remained one game back with a win at Lafayette (8-9, 2-4). Lehigh held off Holy Cross (11-6, 3-3).
Boston U will travel to Loyola on Sunday for a 1 p.m. game.
Bucknell 56, Army 55
Shelby Romine scored a team-high 19 points but none were more important than the final two that gave Bucknell a 56-55 win at the buzzer over Army Saturday at Sojka Pavilion.
Romine hit a 3 with 24 seconds left to cap a 10-2 run that erased a seven-point deficit and give the Bison a 54-53 lead, but with four seconds left, Aimee Oertner laid it in to give Army a 55-54 lead.
But, as has been the case over the last couple games, Romine hit a last-second jumper to win it for the Bison.
Bucknell held the League's leading scorer, Kelsey Minato, to 13 points. Nevertheless, Army was still able to build a double-digit lead on Bucknell in the second half. Army led by 14 with 13:49 left, but the Bison outscored the Black Knights 31-16 the rest of the way.
Audrey Dotson and Claire Maree O'Bryan both finished with 11 points for Bucknell.
Navy 71, Colgate 40
Kara Pollinger scored 16 points and Alix Membreno had 13 rebounds and six assists to lead Navy to a 71-40 win over Colgate Saturday at Alumni Hall.
Navy ran out to a 20-5 lead in the first seven minutes, led 35-17 at halftime and continued to hold a large lead throughout the second half.
Audrey Bauer scored 14 points and Jade Geif had 12 for Navy.
Carole Harris led Colgate with 19 points and eight rebounds.
American 72, Lafayette 57
American opened with a 22-6 run and never looked back in a 72-57 win over Lafayette Saturday at Kirby Sports Center.
Alexis Dobbs and Arron Zimmerman each scored 12 points, while Geleisa George added 11 for the Eagles, who shot 51.1 percent from the floor. Dobbs hit a pair of 3s and shot 5-of-8.
Lafayette stumbled out of the gates, shooting just 25 percent in the first half as the Eagles built a 38-21 halftime lead. Lafayette paced American in the second half, but couldn't make up for its first-half woes. Jamie O'Hare led the Leopards with a game-high 14 points, and Linnel Macklin had 13.
Lehigh 87, Holy Cross 82
Holy Cross cut a double-digit deficit to four points with less than two minutes left, but Lehigh staved off the Crusaders and held on to win 87-82 Saturday at Stabler Arena.
Lehigh led for the majority of the first half and used a late 14-2 run to create some separation that the Mountain Hawks maintained throughout most of the second half until Alex Smith scored on a fastbreak to cut the Crusaders' deficit to 81-77 with 1:42.
Sarah Williams, who was one of five Mountain Hawks in double figures and scored a team-high 16 points, dropped in a layup with 50 seconds left to extend Lehigh's lead to 83-77. Lehigh used four free throws and another basket to hold off Holy Cross.
Kerry Kinek posted a double-double for Lehigh, with 10 points and 10 rebounds, while Katie O'Reilly and Elizabeth Jordan each scored 12 points. Lindsay Hoskins rounded out the double-digit scorers with 11.
Holy Cross was led by Raquel Scott's 23 points and 16 rebounds. Alex Smith added 19 points on the strength of five 3-pointers, and Lisa Mifsud had 15 points and seven assists. Molly Hourigan finished with 12 points.