Patriot League Women's Basketball Weekend Preview - 2.15.13

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Jen Dumiak and American look to get back into the win column Saturday afternoon when they visit Holy Cross at 3 p.m.
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Jen Dumiak and American look to get back into the win column Saturday afternoon when they visit Holy Cross at 3 p.m.
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Feb. 15, 2013

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — The second meeting of the season between rivals Army and Navy Saturday will have more than just the coveted Star on the line. It will be a showdown for first place in the Patriot League as the schedule rounds the corner at almost the three-quarter mark.

As if that’s not enough intrigue for the weekend, there’s the possibility that the first site for a Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal contest can be wrapped up. A Navy win would give it no less than a two-game lead for first in the standings. A victory, coupled with a loss by either Holy Cross to American Saturday afternoon, or Bucknell to Lafayette Saturday night, would secure a home quarterfinal game for the Mids for the third straight season.

On the other hand, an Army win would create a tie atop the League standings between the academies at 8-2. It would also give the Black Knights a season sweep of the Mids and secure the head-to-head tiebreaker, a crucial piece of the seeding puzzle come the end of the regular season.

In addition to the first-place battle, Saturday’s slate is full of games with important implications. Bucknell and Holy Cross are tied for fourth at 4-5, while Lafayette and Lehigh are both a game behind. American visits Holy Cross at 3 p.m. in the only afternoon start of the day, while Lafayette visits Bucknell and Lehigh entertains Colgate, with both games tipping at 7 p.m.

The Raiders are fresh off their first victory of the League campaign and will look to ride that momentum Saturday when they visit the Mountain Hawks, who come off an equally uplifting victory Wednesday at American.

Patriot League Women’s Basketball Quick Hits

• Navy clinches a home quarterfinal game in the Patriot League Tournament with a win Saturday over Army AND a loss by EITHER Holy Cross OR Bucknell later in the day.

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

• Two freshmen are back on top of the leaderboard in scoring during League play. Army’s Kelsey Minato is first (16.2) and Lehigh’s Kerry Kinek is second (15.3).

• Navy owns an impressive +14.8 scoring margin in League play, thanks to allowing just 44.8 points per game in nine conference tilts so far.

• Lafayette’s Danielle Fiacco has 83 blocks this season, putting her eighth on the League’s single-season list. Army’s Aimee Oertner (72) is four rejections away from the single-season top 10.

• With 971 points, Navy junior Jade Geif is 29 away from becoming the fourth Patriot Leaguer this season to reach 1,000 for her career.

• Holy Cross junior Alex Smith is one away from entering the League’s single-season top 10 in made 3-pointers in a season for the third time.

Patriot League Notebook

NAVY COULD BE THE FIRST
First-place Navy has the showdown for the Star with rival Army Saturday at 11:30 a.m. A win would give the Mids a two-game lead on second place with four games left, plus it could put them over the top for a guaranteed home quarterfinal game in the Patriot League Tournament in March. For that to happen, Navy would need a win plus a loss by Holy Cross (to American) Saturday afternoon, or a Bucknell loss (to Lafayette) in the evening.

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 971.

CORKERY COULD MATCH MARK
At 99-49 overall at American, head coach Matt Corkery ranks among the best in the League all-time in win percentage (.669). 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 match Gibbons’ record with a win Saturday at 3 p.m., coincidentally, at Holy Cross. Corkery was in position to break the record Wednesday, but Lehigh foiled that with a 71-55 victory at Bender Arena.

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, 13.5 ppg), Colgate’s Jhazmine Lynch (19th, 9.0) and Bucknell’s Alyssa Dunn (20th, 8.9). Holy Cross junior Alex Smith leads at 14.6 per game, while Army freshman Kelsey Minato is the top scorer in League play at 16.2.

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

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS (18-6, 7-2) AT NAVY MIDSHIPMEN (15-9, 8-1)
Alumni Hall (5,710); Annapolis, Md. • Saturday, 11:30 a.m.
Series: Navy, 30-29
Streak: Army, 1 Last Meeting: Army, 53-42 (West Point, N.Y.; 1.20.13)
Last Navy Win: 57-50 (West Point, N.Y.; 2.11.12) Last Five Games: Navy, 3-2

• Army shot 50 percent from the floor with Jen Hazlett and Kelsey Minato scoring 17 points apiece in the team’s 53-42 win over Navy Jan. 20 at West Point, N.Y.
• In a rarity this season, Navy was outscored from the 3-point line 21-15.
• Jade Geif (12 points, 6 rebounds) and Alix Membreno (11, 7) paced Navy.
• Saturday’s contest will be the 60th meeting between the programs and will be for this season’s Star.
• The Mids clinch at least a home quarterfinal game in the Patriot League Tournament with a win, plus a loss by either Holy Cross or Bucknell later in the day.
• Army’s last win streak versus Navy spanned three games, including a sweep of the 2007-08 series.

ARMY Anna Simmers paced Army with a game-high 23 points, Kelsey Minato chipped in 20 and the bench came up with clutch points down the stretch in the Black Knights’ 70-57 win over visiting Lafayette Wednesday night at Christl Arena ... Simmers added nine rebounds for Army, which took over sole possession of second place in the League ... Minato grabbed six boards, while Olivia Schretzman came up just short of a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds ... Maddie Peabody led Lafayette with 14 points, and Danielle Fiacco had 11 with seven rebounds and one block ... Emily Homan and Kelly Loughney chipped in nine points apiece ... The Leopards scored the game’s first four points and led 14-8 with 11:28 to go in the first half ... Army used a 9-2 run over the next two minutes to take its first lead of the game at 17-16, and Schretzman’s bucket extended it to an 11-2 spurt ... Loughney’s trey gave the Leopards the lead back at 21-19 at the 6:21 mark, and the Black Knights moved in front again on a Simmers 3-pointer to take a 24-23 edge ... The teams traded the lead twice more before the Black Knights took a 30-27 lead into the intermission ... Madeline Fahan went 1 of 2 from the line to tie the game for the fifth time at 32-all four minutes into the second, and the teams swapped the lead again before Minato tied the game at 38-38 with 13:46 to go ... Simmers went coast-to-coast and scored to give Army a 40-38 lead and Schretzman sank a foul shot a short time later to give the Black Knights a three-point lead at the 11:28 mark ... Loughney’s jumper in the paint brought Lafayette within 43-42 with 8:30 remaining, but the Black Knights began pulling away thanks to a 13-4 run ... Simmers scored inside to start the spurt, Minato added a 3-pointer and Briana Johnson and Ciara Jackson added baskets from the bench to put the Black Knights ahead 56-46 with just under four minutes to go ... Army clinched the victory by going 9 of 10 from the stripe in the game’s final 1:21 ... The Leopards shot 36.2 percent (21 of 58), while Army hit on 47 percent of its attempts (24 of 51) ... Lafayette outscored Army 18-6 from the 3-point line, while the Black Knights had a 20-9 advantage at the line ... The Black Knights hit the road to visit Colgate Wednesday at 7 p.m.

NAVY Jade Geif led all scorers with 13 points to pace three Navy players in double figures and the Mids combined to shoot 10 of 22 from the 3-point line as they routed Holy Cross 59-35 at Alumni Hall ... Alix Membreno logged an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Audrey Bauer chipped in 11 points ... Kara Pollinger dished five assists to go with nine points for Navy, which won its sixth straight game ... Christine Ganser topped the Crusaders with nine points and four rebounds, while Alex Smith added eight points on 3 of 14 from the floor ... The Mids opened on a 5-0 run and had a 12-6 lead on a Membreno jumper with 12:39 left in the first ... After a Ganser bucket brought Holy Cross within four, Navy went on a 14-0 run capped off by an Erin Meador triple to take a 26-8 lead with 3:11 remaining ... The Mids were up 28-13 at the break ... The Mids started the second half on a 19-2 run and led 47-15 with 11:17 on the clock ... After five straight points for the Crusaders, Navy replied with a Sam Himlin bucket in the paint and a 3-pointer from M.L. Morrison to move ahead 52-20 ... Holy Cross would get only as close as 24 points twice throughout the remainder of the game, including at the very end on a pair of Lisa Mifsud foul shots with 22 seconds left ... Navy completed the season sweep of Holy Cross for the third time in the last four years, and has won eight of the last nine meetings ... The Mids crushed the boards with a 51-24 advantage, including a 16-6 edge on the offensive glass that turned into a 15-5 Navy lead in second-chance points ... Navy shot just under 42 percent (22 of 53), shooting 11 of 20 in the second half after an 11-of-33 start in the first 20 minutes, and hit five treys in each half ... Holy Cross was 14 of 55 (25.5 percent) and just 3 of 21 (14.3 percent) from behind the arc ... The Mids visit American Wednesday at 7 p.m.

AMERICAN EAGLES (13-10, 6-3) AT HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (12-12, 4-5)
Hart Center (3,600); Worcester, Mass. • Saturday, 3 p.m.
Series: Holy Cross, 15-13
Streak: American, 1 Last Meeting: American, 67-62 (Washington, D.C.; 1.19.13)
Last Holy Cross Win: 67-52 (Washington, D.C.; 3.5.12) Last Five Games: American, 4-1

• Jen Dumiak scored 13 points with six rebounds and led four Eagles in double digits in scoring in American’s 67-62 victory over Holy Cross Jan. 19.
• Alex Smith had a game-high 18 points (12 from beyond the arc), while Amy Lepley scored 16 and Brisje Malone 10 for the Crusaders.
• Holy Cross shot nearly 61 percent from the floor in the first half and led 39-36 at the break before shooting just 32 percent in the second.
• American has won three straight in Worcester. The Crusaders’ last win at the Hart Center was a 58-55 decision Feb. 21, 2009.
• This will be the 14th meeting in Worcester, where Holy Cross owns a 9-4 edge.

AMERICAN Senior Becky Guman and freshman Kerry Kinek posted identical 20-point, 11-rebound double-doubles to spark Lehigh to a 71-55 victory at American Wednesday night at Bender Arena ... It was a career effort for Guman, while Kinek hit the 20-point plateau for the second straight game ... Guman also chipped in six assists, while Katie O’Reilly added 11 points for the Mountain Hawks, whose League wins have all come on the road ... Geleisa George led American with 12 points and Arron Zimmerman chipped in 10 ... Stephanie Anya was strong inside with a team-high six rebounds to go with a pair of blocks ... The Mountain Hawks hit the first two baskets of the game and had a 9-2 lead just over four minutes in ... Sarah Williams’ jumper extended the lead to nine, and the Mountain Hawks pushed it into double digits at 22-11 on a pair of Lindsay Hoskins free throws at the 8:51 mark ... Lehigh added an 8-0 run to end the first half to take a 39-23 halftime lead ... American chipped away early in the second half and whittled the deficit to single digits at 45-36 on two George free throws at the 13:31 mark ... Guman replied for Lehigh with a 3-pointer to give it a 50-37 lead with just under 12 minutes left ... The Eagles rallied to within single digits again, as Anya’s score inside made it a 55-50 game and Jen Dumiak’s driving layup cut the Mountain Hawk advantage to 57-52 with 6:52 to play ... The game’s last big run belonged to Lehigh, thanks in part to foul trouble for American ... T’Asia McGeorge was whistled for the harm on O’Reilly, putting Lehigh in the double bonus with 5:52 to play ... O’Reilly hit her two free throws, and Hoskins and Guman did the same on their two ensuing trips ... Guman added a trey to put Lehigh ahead 66-54 with 3:28 left ... Lehigh shot 44 percent in the first half to rush out to its lead, and finished 24 of 55 (43.6 percent) for the game ... American finished 21 of 57 (36.8 percent), and the Mountain Hawks had a commanding 51-24 lead on the glass, including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds ... The Eagles host Navy Wednesday at 7 p.m.

HOLY CROSS Jade Geif led all scorers with 13 points to pace three Navy players in double figures and the Mids combined to shoot 10 of 22 from the 3-point line as they routed Holy Cross 59-35 at Alumni Hall ... Alix Membreno logged an 11-point, 11-rebound double-double, and Audrey Bauer chipped in 11 points ... Kara Pollinger dished five assists to go with nine points for Navy, which won its sixth straight game ... Christine Ganser topped the Crusaders with nine points and four rebounds, while Alex Smith added eight points on 3 of 14 from the floor ... The Mids opened on a 5-0 run and had a 12-6 lead on a Membreno jumper with 12:39 left in the first ... After a Ganser bucket brought Holy Cross within four, Navy went on a 14-0 run capped off by an Erin Meador triple to take a 26-8 lead with 3:11 remaining ... The Mids were up 28-13 at the break ... The Mids started the second half on a 19-2 run and led 47-15 with 11:17 on the clock ... After five straight points for the Crusaders, Navy replied with a Sam Himlin bucket in the paint and a 3-pointer from M.L. Morrison to move ahead 52-20 ... Holy Cross would get only as close as 24 points twice throughout the remainder of the game, including at the very end on a pair of Lisa Mifsud foul shots with 22 seconds left ... Navy completed the season sweep of Holy Cross for the third time in the last four years, and has won eight of the last nine meetings ... The Mids crushed the boards with a 51-24 advantage, including a 16-6 edge on the offensive glass that turned into a 15-5 Navy lead in second-chance points ... Navy shot just under 42 percent (22 of 53), shooting 11 of 20 in the second half after an 11-of-33 start in the first 20 minutes, and hit five treys in each half ... Holy Cross was 14 of 55 (25.5 percent) and just 3 of 21 (14.3 percent) from behind the arc ... Holy Cross plays at Lafayette Wednesday at 7 p.m.

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (10-14, 3-6) AT BUCKNELL BISON (13-11, 4-5)
Sojka Pavilion (4,000); Lewisburg, Pa. • Saturday, 7 p.m.
Series: Lafayette, 36-34
Streak: Bucknell, 2 Last Meeting: Bucknell, 50-49 (Easton, Pa.; 1.19.13)
Last Lafayette Win: 49-45 (Lewisburg, Pa.; 1.14.12) Last Five Games: Bucknell, 4-1

• Lindsay Horbatuck’s free throws with two seconds left were the difference in Bucknell’s 50-49 win at Lafayette Jan. 19.
• Shelby Romine led the Bison with 14 points, and Audrey Dotson posted a double-double with 10 points and 12 boards to go with Horbatuck’s 11 points.
• Danielle Fiacco recorded 12 points and six blocks for the Leopards, while Emily Homan hauled in 10 caroms with nine points.
• Bucknell has won seven of the last 10 meetings in Lewisburg, but the Leopards won the most recent outing 49-45 Jan. 14, 2012.
• Horbatuck is the League’s leading rebounder overall (10.3) and in conference games (10.0).
• Eleven different players have started a League game for Lafayette.

LAFAYETTE Anna Simmers paced Army with a game-high 23 points, Kelsey Minato chipped in 20 and the bench came up with clutch points down the stretch in the Black Knights’ 70-57 win over visiting Lafayette Wednesday night at Christl Arena ... Simmers added nine rebounds for Army, which took over sole possession of second place in the League ... Minato grabbed six boards, while Olivia Schretzman came up just short of a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds ... Maddie Peabody led Lafayette with 14 points, and Danielle Fiacco had 11 with seven rebounds and one block ... Emily Homan and Kelly Loughney chipped in nine points apiece ... The Leopards scored the game’s first four points and led 14-8 with 11:28 to go in the first half ... Army used a 9-2 run over the next two minutes to take its first lead of the game at 17-16, and Schretzman’s bucket extended it to an 11-2 spurt ... Loughney’s trey gave the Leopards the lead back at 21-19 at the 6:21 mark, and the Black Knights moved in front again on a Simmers 3-pointer to take a 24-23 edge ... The teams traded the lead twice more before the Black Knights took a 30-27 lead into the intermission ... Madeline Fahan went 1 of 2 from the line to tie the game for the fifth time at 32-all four minutes into the second, and the teams swapped the lead again before Minato tied the game at 38-38 with 13:46 to go ... Simmers went coast-to-coast and scored to give Army a 40-38 lead and Schretzman sank a foul shot a short time later to give the Black Knights a three-point lead at the 11:28 mark ... Loughney’s jumper in the paint brought Lafayette within 43-42 with 8:30 remaining, but the Black Knights began pulling away thanks to a 13-4 run ... Simmers scored inside to start the spurt, Minato added a 3-pointer and Briana Johnson and Ciara Jackson added baskets from the bench to put the Black Knights ahead 56-46 with just under four minutes to go ... Army clinched the victory by going 9 of 10 from the stripe in the game’s final 1:21 ... The Leopards shot 36.2 percent (21 of 58), while Army hit on 47 percent of its attempts (24 of 51) ... Lafayette outscored Army 18-6 from the 3-point line, while the Black Knights had a 20-9 advantage at the line ... The Leopards entertain Holy Cross Wednesday at 7 p.m.

BUCKNELL Josie Stockill four Raider players in double figures with 14 points as Colgate snapped a 10-game slide with a 58-51 victory over Bucknell Wednesday night at Cotterell Court ... Jhazmine Lynch and Lulu Brase scored 11 points each for Colgate, while Randyll Butler pitched in 10 ... Stockill and Butler both came off the bench, helping the Raider reserves outscore Bucknell’s 28-0 ... Felicia Mgbada and Alyssa Dunn tied the game high with 14 points each to lead Bucknell, which dropped its fourth straight ... Shelby Romine added 11 points with seven assists ... Both teams battled each other and spotty shooting in the first half before the Raiders nudged ahead 23-20 at the break ... The Raiders hit 30 percent of their attempts in the first half, while Bucknell was 7 of 27 (26 percent) ... Two Dunn free throws put the Bison ahead 24-23 in the early stages of the second half before Butler’s three put the Raiders back up by a deuce ... Dunn struck again for the Bison with a fast break layup to give them a 30-26 lead at the 17:10 mark ... Lindsay Horbatuck’s inside score tied the game at 38-all with 9:05 remaining, but Stockill provided the Colgate response with a bucket at the 8:41 mark to give the Raiders a 40-38 lead ... As it turned out, Colgate would not relinquish the lead ... Kelly Reid hit two buckets that sandwiched another by Lynch, and the Raiders inched ahead 46-40 with seven minutes to play ... Stockill’s layup gave Colgate its biggest lead of the game at 51-43 at the 4:11 mark ... The Bison kept it close, and Mgbada sank two foul shots to bring the Bison within four with 12 seconds left ... But two free throws from Reid and one from Butler helped seal the Raider victory ... The Raiders were 22 of 62 (35.5 percent) from the field, and just 3 of 20 (15 percent) from the 3-point line ... Bucknell managed to hit just 16 of 50 shots from the floor and went 1 of 10 behind the arc ... The Bison welcome Lehigh Wednesday at 7 p.m.

COLGATE RAIDERS (7-17, 1-8) AT LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (11-13, 3-6)
Stabler Arena (5,600); Bethlehem, Pa. • Saturday, 7 p.m.
Series: Lehigh, 32-22
Streak: Lehigh, 1 Last Meeting: Lehigh, 70-62 (Hamilton, N.Y.; 1.19.13)
Last Colgate Win: 77-71 (Hamilton, N.Y.; 2.11.12) Last Five Games: Lehigh, 4-1

• Kerry Kinek and Hilary Weaver scored 18 points apiece and Katie O’Reilly added 10 in Lehigh’s 70-62 victory at Colgate Jan. 19.
• Colgate freshman Paige Kritcher logged a career- and team-high 13 points, while Catherine Lewis poured in 12, Kelly Reid 11 and Jhazmine Lynch 10.
• Lehigh outrebounded the Raiders 42-26, and led by as many as 19 in the second half. • The Raiders are shooting for consecutive victories for the third time this season.
• All three of Lehigh’s League wins have come on the road.
• Lehigh has won the last eight meetings in Bethlehem, including an 85-82 double-overtime thriller last season.

COLGATE Josie Stockill four Raider players in double figures with 14 points as Colgate snapped a 10-game slide with a 58-51 victory over Bucknell Wednesday night at Cotterell Court ... Jhazmine Lynch and Lulu Brase scored 11 points each for Colgate, while Randyll Butler pitched in 10 ... Stockill and Butler both came off the bench, helping the Raider reserves outscore Bucknell’s 28-0 ... Felicia Mgbada and Alyssa Dunn tied the game high with 14 points each to lead Bucknell, which dropped its fourth straight ... Shelby Romine added 11 points with seven assists ... Both teams battled each other and spotty shooting in the first half before the Raiders nudged ahead 23-20 at the break ... The Raiders hit 30 percent of their attempts in the first half, while Bucknell was 7 of 27 (26 percent) ... Two Dunn free throws put the Bison ahead 24-23 in the early stages of the second half before Butler’s three put the Raiders back up by a deuce ... Dunn struck again for the Bison with a fast break layup to give them a 30-26 lead at the 17:10 mark ... Lindsay Horbatuck’s inside score tied the game at 38-all with 9:05 remaining, but Stockill provided the Colgate response with a bucket at the 8:41 mark to give the Raiders a 40-38 lead ... As it turned out, Colgate would not relinquish the lead ... Kelly Reid hit two buckets that sandwiched another by Lynch, and the Raiders inched ahead 46-40 with seven minutes to play ... Stockill’s layup gave Colgate its biggest lead of the game at 51-43 at the 4:11 mark ... The Bison kept it close, and Mgbada sank two foul shots to bring the Bison within four with 12 seconds left ... But two free throws from Reid and one from Butler helped seal the Raider victory ... The Raiders were 22 of 62 (35.5 percent) from the field, and just 3 of 20 (15 percent) from the 3-point line ... Bucknell managed to hit just 16 of 50 shots from the floor and went 1 of 10 behind the arc ... The Raiders welcome Army Wednesday at 7 p.m.

LEHIGH Senior Becky Guman and freshman Kerry Kinek posted identical 20-point, 11-rebound double-doubles to spark Lehigh to a 71-55 victory at American Wednesday night at Bender Arena ... It was a career effort for Guman, while Kinek hit the 20-point plateau for the second straight game ... Guman also chipped in six assists, while Katie O’Reilly added 11 points for the Mountain Hawks, whose League wins have all come on the road ... Geleisa George led American with 12 points and Arron Zimmerman chipped in 10 ... Stephanie Anya was strong inside with a team-high six rebounds to go with a pair of blocks ... The Mountain Hawks hit the first two baskets of the game and had a 9-2 lead just over four minutes in ... Sarah Williams’ jumper extended the lead to nine, and the Mountain Hawks pushed it into double digits at 22-11 on a pair of Lindsay Hoskins free throws at the 8:51 mark ... Lehigh added an 8-0 run to end the first half to take a 39-23 halftime lead ... American chipped away early in the second half and whittled the deficit to single digits at 45-36 on two George free throws at the 13:31 mark ... Guman replied for Lehigh with a 3-pointer to give it a 50-37 lead with just under 12 minutes left ... The Eagles rallied to within single digits again, as Anya’s score inside made it a 55-50 game and Jen Dumiak’s driving layup cut the Mountain Hawk advantage to 57-52 with 6:52 to play ... The game’s last big run belonged to Lehigh, thanks in part to foul trouble for American ... T’Asia McGeorge was whistled for the harm on O’Reilly, putting Lehigh in the double bonus with 5:52 to play ... O’Reilly hit her two free throws, and Hoskins and Guman did the same on their two ensuing trips ... Guman added a trey to put Lehigh ahead 66-54 with 3:28 left ... Lehigh shot 44 percent in the first half to rush out to its lead, and finished 24 of 55 (43.6 percent) for the game ... American finished 21 of 57 (36.8 percent), and the Mountain Hawks had a commanding 51-24 lead on the glass, including a 21-9 advantage in offensive rebounds ... Lehigh is on the road at Bucknell Wednesday at 7 p.m.