Patriot League Women's Basketball Release - 2.12.13

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG American's Matt Corkery would become the fastest to 100 victories in Patriot League women's basketball history with a win Wednesday night against Lehigh.
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American's Matt Corkery would become the fastest to 100 victories in Patriot League women's basketball history with a win Wednesday night against Lehigh.
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Feb. 12, 2013

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — It’s not easy to win on the road, but that’s exactly what all four away teams did over the weekend as the second leg of Patriot League play got underway.

The top three teams in the standings were all winners away from home, as Navy outlasted Lafayette in overtime, 60-52, while Army captured a nine-point win at Bucknell and American ran away from the Raiders at Colgate. Holy Cross completed the sweep Sunday when it rallied for a 72-66 victory at Lehigh.

Navy puts its current League-best five-game win streak on the line Wednesday when it hosts Holy Cross at Alumni Hall. It’s a matchup of the top two 3-point shooting teams in the Patriot League.

American will look to maintain at least a share of second place when it returns home to host Lehigh Wednesday. The Eagles will look for the season sweep after winning by six in Bethlehem, Pa., last month.

Army won 63-43 at Lafayette four weeks ago and will try to take the season series Wednesday when the Black Knights welcome the Leopards to West Point.

Bucknell started with four wins in its first five League games but has dropped three since. The Bison, who have designs on hosting a League quarterfinal game, visit Colgate, which is still seeking its first League victory of the season.

Patriot League Women’s Basketball Quick Hits

• Holy Cross junior Alex Smith is now fourth in the League all-time in made 3-pointers (240) and is three shy of entering the League’s single-season top 10 for the third time.

• Bucknell junior Shelby Romine became the fourth Patriot Leaguer this season and 77th all-time to reach 1,000 career points when she scored 16 Saturday against Army.

• American’s front court of Stephanie Anya (14 points) and Arron Zimmerman (13) combined to score 27 of the Eagles’ 69 points in Saturday’s victory at Colgate.

• Colgate freshman forward Josie Stockill averaged 10.5 points and 6.0 rebounds last week.

• Navy has posted win streaks of at least five in a row for the third straight season.

• Lehigh freshman Kerry Kinek saved her best for national television with a career-high 22 points Sunday versus Holy Cross.

• Lafayette’s Danielle Fiacco and Army’s Aimee Oertner remain the only two Patriot Leaguers ranked in the same NCAA top 10 as of Monday. Fiacco is fourth in blocks (3.73), Oertner is eighth (3.04).

• Army is three wins away of its second 20-win season under Dave Magarity and its first since 2006-07.

Patriot League Notebook

ROAD WARRIORS
Holy Cross’ win at Lehigh Sunday afternoon on CBS Sports Network completed a road sweep of last weekend’s contests as the second leg of Patriot League play began. The 4-0 weekend gives the away teams a 17-15 edge so far in the first 32 League contests this season. Three of the four winners on the road happen to be the top three teams in the standings, as Navy (at Lafayette), American (at Colgate) and Army (at Bucknell) were all victorious Saturday.

PART OF THE 1,000 CLUB
Bucknell junior Shelby Romine tallied 16 points Saturday to become the fourth Patriot Leaguer this season and 77th overall to reach the 1,000-point plateau. She joins Colgate senior Jhazmine Lynch and a pair of Holy Cross players (senior Amy Lepley, junior Alex Smith) who also hit that mark earlier this season. Two 1,000-point scorers graduated last season in Lehigh’s Emily Gratch (1,112) and American’s Lisa Strack (1,059). Navy’s Jade Geif is also within striking distance of 1,000 with 958.

CORKERY ONE AWAY
At 99-48 overall at American, head coach Matt Corkery ranks among the best in the League all-time in win percentage (.673). Corkery is also chasing the League record for fastest to 100 victories, a mark that is currently owned by Holy Cross’ Bill Gibbons. Gibbons reached 100 victories in 149 contests, with his 100th triumph coming in the 1995-96 season opener against Syracuse. Corkery would surpass Gibbons’ record with a win Wednesday at 7 p.m. against visiting Lehigh.

IT’S ACADEMIC
A pair of guards from American were honored Jan. 31 as Alexis Dobbs and Jen Dumiak were named to the Capital One Academic All-District First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Both are on the first team in District 2. Dobbs is making her second straight appearance on the squad, while Dumiak is a first-time honoree. Dobbs is the reigning Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year.

FIRST IS A GOOD PLACE TO BE
Navy entered the second leg of League play in first place 6-1 for the second time in the last three years. The Mids claimed the first of their two straight titles in 2011 after hitting the turn with just one League loss, and they hope this year’s result is exactly the same. Five of the last 10 League champions were at least tied for first place at the turn, but only two since 2006: Navy (2011) and Lehigh (2009). Holy Cross (2003, 2005) and Colgate (2004) were also no worse than tied for first at the midway point before capturing the League crown that March.

BIG YEAR FOR UNDERCLASSMEN
Take a look at the League’s top 20 in scoring, and get ready to see a lot of these names next season. Seventeen of the League’s top 20 scorers are all underclassmen. The only seniors are Army’s Anna Simmers (third, 13.0 ppg), Colgate’s Jhazmine Lynch (19th, 8.9) and Bucknell’s Alyssa Dunn (20th, 8.7). Holy Cross junior Alex Smith leads at 14.9 per game, while Army freshman Kelsey Minato is the top scorer in League play at 15.8.

THE RACE TO HOST
The second leg of League play begins the push for the Patriot League Touranment in earnest and, especially, a top-four spot. That’s because all rounds of the tournament are hosted by the higher seeds. The top four teams will host the quarterfinal, and the top two the semifinals. The better of the two remaining seeds will host the championship game March 16.

NON-LEAGUE PLAY DONE... ‘TIL THE POSTSEASON
The eight Patriot League teams have finished off one of their best non-conference showings in some time, putting together a 63-56 mark against out-of-conference foes. That record far surpasses last season’s final 49-72 showing, which included Holy Cross’ win in the first round of the WBI over New Hampshire. Strong showings have been had this season against the Northeast Conference (14-8), Ivy League (11-6) and the MAAC (10-8).

PATRIOT LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP ON CBS SPORTS NETWORK
The most important Patriot League game of the season will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network when the two remaining teams battle it out Saturday, March 16 for the 2012-13 League crown. Bob Socci will have the call and Amy Lawrence the analysis for the game that will tip at 6 p.m.

Patriot League Games

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (12-11, 4-4) AT NAVY MIDSHIPMEN (14-9, 7-1)
Alumni Hall (5,710); Annapolis, Md. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Holy Cross, 38-12
Streak: Navy, 3 Last Meeting: Navy, 60-47 (Worcester, Mass.; 1.16.13)
Last Holy Cross Win: 55-38 (Annapolis, Md.; 1.11.12) Last Five Games: Navy, 4-1

• Alix Membreno scored 16 points and Jade Geif hauled in 16 points in Navy’s 60-47 win at Holy Cross Jan. 16.
• Chloe Stapleton pitched in 12 points and Audrey Bauer 11 as the Mids led wire to wire.
• Alex Smith paced Holy Cross with 12 points, and Amy Lepley added 11.
• Holy Cross shot under 30 percent for the game, and hit 4 of 18 3-point attempts.
• The Crusaders lead in 3-point shooting in League play (.381), while the Mids are third (.331).
• Navy’s 60 made 3s in League play are the most, following by Holy Cross’ 56.
• In all games, Holy Cross leads the League in field goal shooting (.413) and 3-point shooting (.345).
Navy is second in both categories, .406 and .339, respectively.

HOLY CROSS Ashley Cooper scored a career-high 19 points and shot 6 of 7 on 3-point attempts to spark Holy Cross to a 72-66 victory at Lehigh Sunday afternoon on CBS Sports Network ... Cooper did her damage in 30 minutes off the bench, while Alex Smith had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Amy Lepley chipped in 13 points and five dishes for Holy Cross ... The Crusaders shot nearly 54 percent in the second half, including 9 of 12 from beyond the arc ... Lehigh led 29-24 at halftime in a game that featured 13 lead changes and three ties ... The Crusaders provided one of those changes when Cooper’s 3 gave them a 35-34 lead at the 14:51 mark of the second ... The Mountain Hawks responded when Kinek scored inside and converted the and-one to put Lehigh ahead 39-35 about a minute and a half later ... Smith put Holy Cross in front again with a 3-pointer at 41-40, but Guman’s inside score and a layup from Alexandra Yanzti gave the Mountain Hawks a 44-41 advantage ... Cooper sank a trey to tie the game at 46-all with 10:25 on the clock, and it was the beginning of a methodical 21-9 run for Holy Cross ... The Crusaders inched ahead on a Lepley 3-pointer, and Emily Parker scored one from the foul line and added a layup to put Holy Cross up 54-49 ... Cooper drilled another 3 to give the Crusaders a 59-53 lead with just under six minutes remaining ... Lepley found Clare Sullivan driving down the lane for a layup to increase the lead to eight, and Cooper struck again with another 3 from the left corner to give Holy Cross a 64-55 lead ... Kelly Peterson started off a 7-0 Lehigh run with an inside score, and O’Reilly netted an and-one plus a jumper to make it a 64-62 contest with 2:24 left ... Smith replied with a 3-pointer for Holy Cross, and it kicked off an 8-0 Crusader run as Cooper, Parker and Lepley all hit foul shots in the final 66 seconds ... Holy Cross finished just shy of 43 percent (24 of 56) from the floor and 13 of 23 (56.5 percent) from downtown ... Holy Cross hosts American Saturday at 3 p.m.

NAVY Jade Geif scored seven of her team’s 12 points in the extra session as Navy stayed in first place with a 60-52 overtime win at Lafayette Saturday afternoon ... Geif finished with nine rebounds and four steals, while Alix Membreno had 18 points, five boards and four thefts ... Audrey Bauer hauled down a game-high 11 rebounds to go with eight points ... Emily Homan led three Leopards in double figures with 12 points, four rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Alicia Manning and Maddie Peabody added 10 points apiece ... Just as Navy had done in its previous trip to Easton a year ago, it had to dig itself out of a first-half deficit ... Lafayette led 20-10 after a Danielle Fiacco jumper with 3:04 on the clock ... The Mids scored six straight, with Chloe Stapleton draining a 3-pointer with 39 ticks left, to cut the deficit to four points entering the intermission ... Membreno tallied back-to-back treys early in the second to bring the Mids within 26-24 with just over three minutes gone in the second, but consecutive baskets put the Leopards back up 30-24 ... Navy used a 7-0 run to take a 33-32 advantage with 7:19 left in the contest, its first lead since 2-0 ... The teams traded buckets over the next few possessions, but the Mids took a 41-37 lead with 4:30 left in regulation after back-to-back baskets from Membreno and Bauer ... It looked like Navy had control when Stapleton one of her two 3s of the afternoon to put Navy ahead 46-41 with exactly 60 seconds left ... But Manning replied with a triple for Lafayette, and came up with another basket following a Membreno turnover to tie the game at 46-all with 17 seconds left ... Membreno put the Mids in front by a deuce with 12 ticks to go, but Peabody replied for the Leopards to tie the game for the sixth time in the final seconds ... Navy’s Kara Pollinger had a 3-point attempt at the buzzer that didn’t go, sending the teams to overtime ... The Mids never trailed in the extra session, with Bauer putting Navy up by three with a triple 40 seconds in ... Geif and Membreno teamed up for consecutive baskets, and the former went 1 of 2 at the foul line with 29 seconds remaining to give Navy a 58-52 lead ... She added two more from the stripe with 13 seconds remaining to provide the final score ... Navy hosts Army Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (10-13, 3-5) AT ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS (17-6, 6-2)
Christl Arena (5,043); West Point, N.Y. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Army, 30-23
Streak: Army, 4 Last Meeting: Army, 63-43 (Easton, Pa.; 1.16.13)
Last Lafayette Win: 54-42 (Easton, Pa.; 1.26.11) Last Five Games: Army, 4-1

• Kelsey Minato led all scorers with 21 points, and Aimee Oertner and Olivia Schretzman tallied 11 apiece in Army’s 63-43 win at Lafayette Jan. 16.
• Emily Homan and Madeline Fahan led the Leopards with 10 points apiece. Homan had four blocks.
• Army finished the game just shy of 49 percent from the floor, and outscored Lafayette 14-7 at the foul line.
• The Black Knights have won 23 of the last 25 meetings, including 14 straight at West Point.
• Lafayette’s last win at Christl Arena was 62-53 on Feb. 10, 1999.
• The Leopards have split their last six games since losing to Army Jan. 16.
• Homan paces Lafayette with 9.6 points and 6.5 rebounds in League play.

LAFAYETTE Jade Geif scored seven of her team’s 12 points in the extra session as Navy stayed in first place with a 60-52 overtime win at Lafayette Saturday afternoon ... Geif finished with nine rebounds and four steals, while Alix Membreno had 18 points, five boards and four thefts ... Audrey Bauer hauled down a game-high 11 rebounds to go with eight points ... Emily Homan led three Leopards in double figures with 12 points, four rebounds and a pair of blocks, while Alicia Manning and Maddie Peabody added 10 points apiece ... Just as Navy had done in its previous trip to Easton a year ago, it had to dig itself out of a first-half deficit ... Lafayette led 20-10 after a Danielle Fiacco jumper with 3:04 on the clock ... The Mids scored six straight, with Chloe Stapleton draining a 3-pointer with 39 ticks left, to cut the deficit to four points entering the intermission ... Membreno tallied back-to-back treys early in the second to bring the Mids within 26-24 with just over three minutes gone in the second, but consecutive baskets put the Leopards back up 30-24 ... Navy used a 7-0 run to take a 33-32 advantage with 7:19 left in the contest, its first lead since 2-0 ... The teams traded buckets over the next few possessions, but the Mids took a 41-37 lead with 4:30 left in regulation after back-to-back baskets from Membreno and Bauer ... It looked like Navy had control when Stapleton one of her two 3s of the afternoon to put Navy ahead 46-41 with exactly 60 seconds left ... But Manning replied with a triple for Lafayette, and came up with another basket following a Membreno turnover to tie the game at 46-all with 17 seconds left ... Membreno put the Mids in front by a deuce with 12 ticks to go, but Peabody replied for the Leopards to tie the game for the sixth time in the final seconds ... Navy’s Kara Pollinger had a 3-point attempt at the buzzer that didn’t go, sending the teams to overtime ... The Mids never trailed in the extra session, with Bauer putting Navy up by three with a triple 40 seconds in ... Geif and Membreno teamed up for consecutive baskets, and the former went 1 of 2 at the foul line with 29 seconds remaining to give Navy a 58-52 lead ... She added two more from the stripe with 13 seconds remaining to provide the final score ... The Leopards visit Bucknell Saturday at 7 p.m.

ARMY Anna Simmers started the game just 2 of 17 from the floor, but hit her last three field goals, including two 3-pointers, to lift Army to a 44-35 victory at Bucknell Saturday night at Sojka Pavilion ... Simmers and Kelsey Minato tied for the team lead with 14 points, while Aimee Oertner scored four points with game-highs of 12 rebounds and five blocks ... Army overcame 16 points from Bucknell’s Shelby Romine, including the 1,000th of her career ... She added six rebounds, and Lindsay Horbatuck brought down a team-high 11 rebounds ... Simmers hit the first of her two late 3s with 2:05 left to put Army up 37-31 ... Romine tallied back-to-back buckets for Bucknell to cut the Black Knights’ lead to 37-35 with 1:26 on the clock, but Simmers replied again ... She drilled a triple on Army’s next possession with 44 ticks remaining to put the Black Knights up 40-35 ... It was the start of eight straight points for Army to end the game, with Minato going 4 of 4 from the charity stripe in the final minute ... The teams went back and forth early, with Army holding a slim 11-10 lead at the 8:24 mark of the first ... But the Bison used an 8-0 run late in the half before a pair of Minato foul shots snapped it ... Bucknell led 19-17 at halftime ... Jen Hazlett’s 3-pointer put Army back in front 24-22 with 10:06 on the clock, but Rachel Voss tied the game and Katherine Harris’ layup gave the Bison the advantage once again at 26-24 with 8:12 to go ... Felicia Mgbada’s layup tied the game for the final time at 30-all with just over five minutes on the clock ... Minato swished a jumper and Simmers connected on a drive to give the Black Knights a 34-31 advantage with 2:51 remaining ... In all, the contest featured seven ties and six lead changes ... Neither team shot well from the field, with Army finishing just 26.2 percent in the win and Bucknell going 26.7 ... The Bison hit six field goals in both halves, and just 1 of 9 on triples ... Army shot 4 of 14 from beyond the arc, and outrebounded Bucknell 39-36 ... The Black Knights visit rival Navy Saturday at 11:30 a.m.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (10-13, 2-6) AT AMERICAN EAGLES (13-9, 6-2)
Bender Arena (3,044); Washington, D.C. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: American, 20-11
Streak: American, 4 Last Meeting: American, 62-56 (Bethlehem, Pa.; 1.16.13)
Last Lehigh Win: 57-46 (Washington, D.C.; 2.5.11) Last Five Games: American, 4-1

• Alexis Dobbs scored 13 points with six rebounds, four assists and three steals as American erased a five-point halftime deficit with a 14-0 run to start the second half en route to a 62-56 win at Lehigh Jan. 16.
• Four Eagles reached double figures in scoring, including T’Asia McGeorge (12), Geleisa George (11) and Stephanie Anya (10).
• Kerry Kinek led Lehigh with 19 points and nine rebounds, while Becky Guman and Lindsay Hoskins had eight points apiece.
• Lehigh’s last win over American was a 57-46 decision in Washington Feb. 5, 2011. The Eagles have won four in a row in the series since.
• Kinek is third in scoring during League play (14.8), while George is tied for ninth (10.8).
• American coach Matt Corkery would become the fastest to 100 wins in League history with a victory.

LEHIGH Ashley Cooper scored a career-high 19 points and shot 6 of 7 on 3-point attempts to spark Holy Cross to a 72-66 victory at Lehigh Sunday afternoon on CBS Sports Network ... Cooper did her damage in 30 minutes off the bench, while Alex Smith had 14 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Amy Lepley chipped in 13 points and five dishes for Holy Cross ... The Crusaders shot nearly 54 percent in the second half, including 9 of 12 from beyond the arc ... Lehigh freshman Kerry Kinek led all scorers with a career-high 22 points with seven rebounds and four blocks ... Katie O’Reilly added 11 points and Becky Guman 10 for the Mountain Hawks ... Lehigh led 29-24 at halftime in a game that featured 13 lead changes and three ties ... The Crusaders provided one of those changes when Cooper’s 3 gave them a 35-34 lead at the 14:51 mark of the second ... The Mountain Hawks responded when Kinek scored inside and converted the and-one to put Lehigh ahead 39-35 about a minute and a half later ... Smith put Holy Cross in front again with a 3-pointer at 41-40 with 12:12 on the clock, but Guman’s inside score and a layup from Alexandra Yanzti gave the Mountain Hawks a 44-41 advantage ... Cooper sank a trey to tie the game at 46-all with 10:25 on the clock, and it was the beginning of a methodical 21-9 run for Holy Cross ... The Crusaders inched ahead on a Lepley 3-pointer, and Emily Parker scored one from the foul line and added a layup to put Holy Cross up 54-49 with 7:40 to play ... Cooper drilled another 3 to give the Crusaders a 59-53 lead with just under six minutes remaining ... Lepley found Clare Sullivan driving down the lane for a layup to increase the lead to eight, and Cooper struck again with another 3 from the left corner to give Holy Cross a 64-55 lead at the 4:09 mark ... Kelly Peterson started off a 7-0 Lehigh run with an inside score, and O’Reilly netted an and-one plus a jumper to make it a 64-62 contest with 2:24 left ... Smith replied with a 3-pointer for Holy Cross, and it kicked off an 8-0 Crusader run as Cooper, Parker and Lepley all hit foul shots in the final 66 seconds ... Holy Cross finished just shy of 43 percent (24 of 56) from the floor and 13 of 23 (56.5 percent) from downtown, while Lehigh was 24 of 58 (41.4 percent) ... The Mountain Hawks welcome Colgate Saturday night at 7 p.m.

AMERICAN Stephanie Anya led all scorers with 14 points and paced three American players in double figures as the Eagles kept pace with first-place Navy with a convincing 69-44 victory at Colgate at Cotterell Court ... Anya was 4 of 4 from the field and shot 6 of 7 from the foul line ... Geleisa George and Arron Zimmerman poured in 13 points apiece ... Alexis Dobbs added eight points and four assists, while Sarah Kiely led all players with 10 rebounds ... Josie Stockill led the Raiders with 10 points in 25 minutes off the bench ... Jhazmine Lynch was held scoreless on 0 of 11 shooting and finished with five rebounds, as did Kelly Reid ... Randyll Butler added eight points and Lulu Brase chipped in seven ... Colgate led in bench points 23-14, but the Eagles turned 22 Raider turnovers into 26 points ... The Eagles opened the game on an 8-0 run in the first 1:58, but the Raiders replied with a pair of Catherine Lewis triples to cut the deficit to two following a timeout ... George capped off a 9-0 American run to give it a 19-7 lead at the under-12 media timeout ... She struck again with a layup with 6:25 left in the first to put the Eagles in front 29-12 ... A pair of Anya free throws put the Eagles up 20 for the first time with 3:20 left before the half ... Butler’s trey on Colgate’s final possession of the half made it a 38-21 game at the break ... Brase and Butler tallied the first two baskets of the second to but American’s advantage to 38-25, and later two Stockill foul shots brought the Raiders within 42-30 at the 11:42 mark ... Zimmerman capped off a 6-0 American spurt, which turned into a 14-2 run finished off by George’s jumper with 5:42 left as the Eagles jumped ahead 59-34 ... The Eagles cruised from there, taking their largest lead of the game at 67-38 with just under three minutes left on a fast break layup from Dobbs ... American shot 48 percent for the game, including a 15-of-28 clip in the first half ... The Raiders hit 31 percent from the floor, with eight field goals in the first half and seven in the second ... The Eagles head north to Holy Cross Saturday at 3 p.m.

BUCKNELL BISON (13-10, 4-4) AT COLGATE RAIDERS (6-17, 0-8)
Cotterell Court (3,100); Hamilton, N.Y. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Bucknell, 38-20
Streak: Bucknell, 2 Last Meeting: Bucknell, 53-51 (Lewisburg, Pa.; 1.16.13)
Last Colgate Win: 66-43 (Hamilton, N.Y.; 1.11.12) Last Five Games: Bucknell, 4-1

• Audrey Dotson’s jumper at the buzzer lifted Bucknell to a 53-51 win over Colgate Jan. 16 in Lewisburg, Pa.
• Dotson had a game-high 14 points, while Shelby Romine added 11 and Lindsay Horbatuck logged a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
• Jhazmine Lynch, Josie Stockill, Kelly Reid and Missy Repoli scored 10 points apiece for Colgate.
• Bucknell’s Lindsay Horbatuck is the League’s active leader in career rebounds (724).
• The Bison’s win Jan. 16 was their ninth in 11 meetings with the Raiders.
• Colgate has won two of the last three matchups in Hamilton, including a 62-58 decision on Feb. 20, 2010.
• The Raiders are third during League play in 3-point field goal defense (.268).

BUCKNELL Anna Simmers started the game just 2 of 17 from the floor, but hit her last three field goals, including two 3-pointers, to lift Army to a 44-35 victory at Bucknell Saturday night at Sojka Pavilion ... Simmers and Kelsey Minato tied for the team lead with 14 points, while Aimee Oertner scored four points with game-highs of 12 rebounds and five blocks ... Army overcame 16 points from Bucknell’s Shelby Romine, including the 1,000th of her career ... She added six rebounds, and Lindsay Horbatuck brought down a team-high 11 rebounds ... Simmers hit the first of her two late 3s with 2:05 left to put Army up 37-31 ... Romine tallied back-to-back buckets for Bucknell to cut the Black Knights’ lead to 37-35 with 1:26 on the clock, but Simmers replied again ... She drilled a triple on Army’s next possession with 44 ticks remaining to put the Black Knights up 40-35 ... It was the start of eight straight points for Army to end the game, with Minato going 4 of 4 from the charity stripe in the final minute ... The teams went back and forth early, with Army holding a slim 11-10 lead at the 8:24 mark of the first ... But the Bison used an 8-0 run late in the half before a pair of Minato foul shots snapped it ... Bucknell led 19-17 at halftime ... Jen Hazlett’s 3-pointer put Army back in front 24-22 with 10:06 on the clock, but Rachel Voss tied the game and Katherine Harris’ layup gave the Bison the advantage once again at 26-24 with 8:12 to go ... Felicia Mgbada’s layup tied the game for the final time at 30-all with just over five minutes on the clock ... Minato swished a jumper and Simmers connected on a drive to give the Black Knights a 34-31 advantage with 2:51 remaining ... In all, the contest featured seven ties and six lead changes ... Neither team shot well from the field, with Army finishing just 26.2 percent in the win and Bucknell going 26.7 ... The Bison hit six field goals in both halves, and just 1 of 9 on triples ... Army shot 4 of 14 from beyond the arc, and outrebounded Bucknell 39-36 ... Bucknell is back home Saturday for a 7 p.m. tip against Lafayette.

COLGATE Stephanie Anya led all scorers with 14 points and paced three American players in double figures as the Eagles kept pace with first-place Navy with a convincing 69-44 victory at Colgate at Cotterell Court ... Anya was 4 of 4 from the field and shot 6 of 7 from the foul line ... Geleisa George and Arron Zimmerman poured in 13 points apiece ... Alexis Dobbs added eight points and four assists, while Sarah Kiely led all players with 10 rebounds ... Josie Stockill led the Raiders with 10 points in 25 minutes off the bench ... Jhazmine Lynch was held scoreless on 0 of 11 shooting and finished with five rebounds, as did Kelly Reid ... Randyll Butler added eight points and Lulu Brase chipped in seven ... Colgate led in bench points 23-14, but the Eagles turned 22 Raider turnovers into 26 points ... The Eagles opened the game on an 8-0 run in the first 1:58, but the Raiders replied with a pair of Catherine Lewis triples to cut the deficit to two following a timeout ... George capped off a 9-0 American run to give it a 19-7 lead at the under-12 media timeout ... She struck again with a layup with 6:25 left in the first to put the Eagles in front 29-12 ... A pair of Anya free throws put the Eagles up 20 for the first time with 3:20 left before the half ... Butler’s trey on Colgate’s final possession of the half made it a 38-21 game at the break ... Brase and Butler tallied the first two baskets of the second to but American’s advantage to 38-25, and later two Stockill foul shots brought the Raiders within 42-30 at the 11:42 mark ... Zimmerman capped off a 6-0 American spurt, which turned into a 14-2 run finished off by George’s jumper with 5:42 left as the Eagles jumped ahead 59-34 ... The Eagles cruised from there, taking their largest lead of the game at 67-38 with just under three minutes left on a fast break layup from Dobbs ... American shot 48 percent for the game, including a 15-of-28 clip in the first half ... The Raiders hit 31 percent from the floor, with eight field goals in the first half and seven in the second ... The Raiders visit Lehigh Saturday at 7 p.m.