Navy back on track, Lafayette extends win-streak in Patriot League women's basketball



Feb. 5, 2014

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. -- Navy got back on the winning track while Lafayette kept its streak going as three home teams won Wednesday night in women's basketball.

The game between Army (16-5, 8-2) and Lehigh (10-11, 3-7) scheduled for Wednesday night was postponed, and a make-up date will be announced at a later date.

The Midshipmen (18-4) improved to 10-1 in the Patriot League with a win at Boston U (8-16, 3-8), while Lafayette (12-10, 6-5) picked up its fourth straight win and its sixth victory in the last eight games.

American (15-7, 8-3) and Holy Cross (14-8, 6-5) also collected wins on Wednesday.


Navy 68, Boston U 57

Navy got back on the winning track with a 68-57 win over Boston U on Wednesday at Case Gym.

Chloe Stapleton and Alix Membreno led Navy scorers with 18 points apiece. The Mids, who had their winning streak end at nine on Saturday, rolled out to a 31-18 lead at halftime after thanks to an early 22-1 run.

Boston U cut it to four points at 47-43 with 8:11 left in the game, but Stapleton hit a pair of 3s in an 8-0 run that pushed the lead back out to double-digits. She finished with six of Navy's 10 3-pointers in the game.

Kara Pollinger also reached double-digits with 11 points and Audrey Bauer had 11 rebounds.

Rashidat Agboola led Boston U with 19 points and six rebounds. Mollie McKendrick posted a double-double with 16 points and 12 rebounds.


Lafayette 87, Bucknell 64



Five players finished in double-digits for Lafayette in an 87-64 win over Bucknell Wednesday at Kirby Sports Center.

Madeline Fahan and Kelly Loughney each scored 16 points, while Jamie O'Hare finished with 12 points. Emily Homan recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds, and Linnel Macklin scored 11 points.

Tied at 22 in the first half, Lafayette went on a 9-0 run to take the lead for good. The Leopards led 39-35 at half, and five minutes into the second half, Shelby Romine, who led Bucknell with 12 points, cut the Lafayette lead to 49-43.

The Leopards, however, went on a 13-4 run to push the lead out to double-digits.

Megan McGurk and Audrey Dotson also finished in double-digits for the Leopards with 11 and 10 points, respectively.


American 63, Loyola 38

American stormed out to a 36-19 halftime lead and never looked back, defeating Loyola 63-38 Wednesday at Bender Arena.

The Eagles' Jen Dumiak led all scorers with 18 points. She hit 7-of-11 field goals and had five assists.

Loyola was within two points near the midway point of the first half, but American went on a 23-8 run to close out the half and lead 36-19. The Eagles also held the Greyhounds to 19 points in the second half.

Nicole Krusen led Loyola with 12 points.


Holy Cross 79, Colgate 56

Raquel Scott scored 15 points to lead Holy Cross over Colgate 79-56 Wednesday at the Hart Center.

Scott, one of three Crusaders to finish in double-digits, helped Holy Cross run out to a 31-16 lead midway through the first half en route to a 42-31 lead at the break.

Alex Smith, who finished with 11 points, hit a 3-pointer to cap an 18-5 run that gave the Crusaders a 20-point lead.

Lisa Mifsud also scored 12 points for Holy Cross.

Colgate was led by Missy Repoli's 20 points, and Carole Harris added 14 points.