Patriot League Women's Basketball Release - 2.19.13

PATRIOTLEAGUE.ORG Kara Pollinger and Navy look to clinch a home game in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals with a win Wednesday at American.
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Kara Pollinger and Navy look to clinch a home game in the Patriot League Tournament quarterfinals with a win Wednesday at American.
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Feb. 19, 2013

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CENTER VALLEY, Pa. — Army and Navy enter the home stretch of Patriot League play tied for first place with a two-game lead on American. It’s one of several compelling battles in the standings as seeding for the Patriot League Tournament takes center stage during the final push through the regular season.

The schedule has reached its final four sets of regular-season contests, and Wednesday’s slate features four games that stand to have significant impacts on the quarterfinal sites for the Patriot League Tournament. Each game will tip off at 7 p.m., and will air online on Patriot League All-Access.

Army and Navy are both in position to clinch home quarterfinal games with victories. The Black Knights are on the road at Colgate, which is looking to rebound from Saturday’s 62-40 loss at Lehigh. Saturday’s 48-40 at Navy lifted Army into a first-place tie with the Mids, and secured the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Black Knights, winners of four straight, will attempt to maintain that momentum against the Raiders. Meanwhile, the Mids will look to bounce back when they take the trip to Washington to visit American.

Holy Cross travels to Lafayette and Bucknell hosts Lehigh in two impactful games in the middle of the standings. The Crusaders have a one-game edge on the Leopards, Bison and Mountain Hawks for fourth place, which brings with it at least a home quarterfinal game in the tournament.

PATRIOT LEAGUE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL QUICK HITS

• Army and Navy would clinch at least a home quarterfinal game in the Patriot League Tournament with wins Wednesday night. The Black Knights are at Colgate, while the Mids visit American.

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

• Two freshmen remain on top of the leaderboard in scoring during League play. Army’s Kelsey Minato is first (16.5) and Lehigh’s Kerry Kinek is second (15.4).

• Holy Cross junior Alex Smith sank four 3-pointers Saturday against American, moving her into third place all-time in League annals with 246, while her 79 are eighth on the League’s single-season list.

• Army (at Colgate), Bucknell (home vs. Lehigh), Holy Cross (at Lafayette) and Navy (at American) are going for regular-season sweeps Wednesday.

• American’s Stephanie Anya grabbed 12 rebounds Saturday at Holy Cross, including the 500th of her career.

• Colgate freshman Josie Stockill averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2.5 blocks last week for the Raiders.

• Navy’s Jade Geif needs 17 points to reach 1,000 for her career.

• Lafayette’s Danielle Fiacco (3.58) and Army’s Aimee Oertner (2.92) are ranked fourth and ninth, respectively, in Division I in blocking.

Patriot League Notebook

ARMY HOLDS OFF NAVY’S CLINCHING...
Army’s 48-40 win in Annapolis, Md., Saturday afternoon not only lifted the Black Knights into a tie atop the League standings with Navy, but it also delayed the latter’s chances of clinching a home quarterfinal game in the Patriot League Tournament for the third straight season.

...BUT FOR HOW LONG?
The Mids will have another crack at sewing up a home game in the first round of the League Tournament Wednesday when they head to the nation’s capital to visit American. Meanwhile, Army visits Colgate in a rematch of a three-point game from four weeks ago. The Black Knights would also wrap up a home quarterfinal game with a win in Hamilton, N.Y., Wednesday. The Raiders aim to spoil Army’s plans, just as Army did to Navy on Saturday.

PART OF THE 1,000 CLUB
Bucknell junior Shelby Romine tallied 16 points Feb. 9 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 983.

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 (18th, 9.0) and Bucknell’s Alyssa Dunn (20th, 8.9). Holy Cross junior Alex Smith leads at 14.8 per game, while Army freshman Kelsey Minato is the top scorer in League play at 16.5.

CRUSADERS HOLD OFF CORKERY’S CHASE
In an ironic twist, Holy Cross’ 73-63 victory over American Saturday in Worcester, Mass., officially ended Eagles head coach Matt Corkery’s run at Bill Gibbons’ mark of the fastest to 100 wins in League history. Gibbons reached 100 victories in 149 contests from 1990-91 to the season opener of the ‘95-96 campaign. Corkery now stands at 99-50, still one of the highest win percentages in League annals (.664).

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.

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.

ON TWITTER, TOO
Fans and media members can follow Patriot League women’s basketball on Twitter - @PL_WBB.

Patriot League Games

NAVY MIDSHIPMEN (15-10, 8-2) AT AMERICAN EAGLES (13-11, 6-4)
Bender Arena (3,044); Washington, D.C. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: American, 23-18
Streak: Navy, 1 Last Meeting: Navy, 61-42 (Annapolis, Md.; 1.23.13)
Last American Win: 55-52 (Annapolis, Md.; 2.15.12) Last Five Games: Navy, 3-2

• Alix Membreno led three Mids in double figures with a game-high 17 points as Navy snapped American’s 18-game win streak in Patriot League regular-season play with a 61-42 victory Jan. 23 in Annapolis.
• Jade Geif posted a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while Kara Pollinger scored 13.
• Geleisa George led the Eagles with 13 points, and Sarah Kiely chipped in 10, with both coming off the bench.
• Geif has scored in double figures in eight straight games, averaging 14.6 points during that stretch.
• Stephanie Anya paced American with 12 boards Saturday at Holy Cross, including eight on the offensive glass.
• The Eagles own a +5.2 turnover margin, the best in League play.

NAVY Kelsey Minato’s game-high 19 points and Anna Simmers’ 15 paced Army to a 48-40 victory over Navy Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 5,710 at Alumni Hall ... With the win, the Black Knights captured the Star in the annual rivalry with the Mids, and swept the season series ... Both teams are tied at 8-2 atop the League standings ... Jade Geif paced Navy with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds ... Alix Membreno and Kara Pollinger had nine points and three assists apiece ... Navy connected on just five field goals in the first half and 15 (of 53) for the game ... The Mids were 3 of 22 from the 3-point line ... Minato and Simmers combined to connect on 12 of the Black Knights’ 16 made field goals (out of 27), while the rest of the club was 4 of 14 ... Army led 17-15 at halftime ... After Pollinger’s 3 put Navy up one in the early stages of the second, Simmers capped off an 11-0 Army run with a trey to give the Black Knights a 28-18 lead at the 14:06 mark ... Geif’s score from inside brought Navy within 28-24, but four points from Minato and a bucket by Olivia Schretzman gave Army a 34-24 advantage just past the midway point of the half ... Navy cut Army’s lead to six on two separate occasions, first on Membreno’s layup with 6:33 left and on a Geif free throw with 2:20 on the clock ... She collected the rebound as she missed the back end of her two-shot attempt, but Pollinger missed a 3-pointer and Army regained possession on a deadball rebound ... The Mids were forced to foul four times before forcing Army to the charity stripe, where it went 6 of 6 to close the game ... The Mids dominated in points in the paint, 20-8, and had a 34-32 edge on the glass ... The teams traded the lead six times, and were tied on three occasions ... Navy hosts Colgate Saturday at 7 p.m.

AMERICAN Alex Smith led all scorers with 20 points and three Crusader teammates reached double figures as Holy Cross won 73-63 over American Saturday at the Hart Center ... Smith added six assists, while Brisje Malone scored 11 points with eight dishes ... Emily Parker tallied 16 points and six rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench, and Christine Ganser reached double digits with 15 points ... Alexis Dobbs led the Eagles with 19 points, while Jen Dumiak pitched in 17 ... Stephanie Anya grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, including the 500th of her career ... Holy Cross closed the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 37-29 lead into the intermission ... Buckets by Smith and Malone early in the second half extended the stretch to 14-2 ... Dumiak and Dobbs teamed up for back-to-back buckets to bring the Eagles within 45-41 with 14:03 left ... Ashley Cooper finished off a quick 8-3 spurt for the Crusaders with a 3-pointer, and Holy Cross was up 57-47 with 9:08 to go ... Dumiak’s jumper cut the Holy Cross lead to 62-55 with 4:44 to play, but the Crusaders replied with scores inside from Malone and Amy Lepley to regain an 11-point lead ... Ganser scored five straight points on a layup and trey, and Smith’s layup gave the Crusaders a 73-57 advantage with 1:34 to play ... The Crusaders shot 63 percent from the field (32 of 51) and 8 of 19 from the 3-point line ... American was 26 of 71 (37 percent) from the floor and shot 6 of 19 from beyond the arc ... American visits Army Saturday at 3 p.m.

ARMY BLACK KNIGHTS (19-6, 8-2) AT COLGATE RAIDERS (7-18, 1-9)
Cotterell Court (3,100); Hamilton, N.Y. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Army, 33-19
Streak: Army, 5 Last Meeting: Army, 51-48 (West Point, N.Y.; 1.23.13)
Last Colgate Win: 61-47 (Hamilton, N.Y.; 2.6.10) Last Five Games: Army, 5-0

• Aimee Oertner’s double-double of 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks led the way in Army’s narrow 51-48 win over Colgate at West Point Jan. 23.
• Kelsey Minato scored a game-high 22 points and hauled in six boards.
• Jhazmine Lynch and Josie Stockill led the Raiders with 13 points apiece, with the latter’s coming in 28 minutes off the bench on 6-of-7 shooting from the floor.
• Minato played all 40 minutes of both Army contests last week.
• Stockill has scored in double figures nine times this season, including in Colgate’s 58-51 win over Bucknell last week.
• The Black Knights are going for their third consecutive season sweep of the Raiders.

ARMY Kelsey Minato’s game-high 19 points and Anna Simmers’ 15 paced Army to a 48-40 victory over Navy Saturday afternoon in front of a sellout crowd of 5,710 at Alumni Hall ... With the win, the Black Knights captured the Star in the annual rivalry with the Mids, and swept the season series ... Both teams are tied at 8-2 atop the League standings ... Jade Geif paced Navy with a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds ... Alix Membreno and Kara Pollinger had nine points and three assists apiece ... Navy connected on just five field goals in the first half and 15 (of 53) for the game ... The Mids were 3 of 22 from the 3-point line ... Minato and Simmers combined to connect on 12 of the Black Knights’ 16 made field goals (out of 27), while the rest of the club was 4 of 14 ... Army led 17-15 at halftime ... After Pollinger’s 3 put Navy up one in the early stages of the second, Simmers capped off an 11-0 Army run with a trey to give the Black Knights a 28-18 lead at the 14:06 mark ... Geif’s score from inside brought Navy within 28-24, but four points from Minato and a bucket by Olivia Schretzman gave Army a 34-24 advantage just past the midway point of the half ... Navy cut Army’s lead to six on two separate occasions, first on Membreno’s layup with 6:33 left and on a Geif free throw with 2:20 on the clock ... She collected the rebound as she missed the back end of her two-shot attempt, but Pollinger missed a 3-pointer and Army regained possession on a deadball rebound ... The Mids were forced to foul four times before forcing Army to the charity stripe, where it went 6 of 6 to close the game ... The Mids dominated in points in the paint, 20-8, and had a 34-32 edge on the glass ... The teams traded the lead six times, and were tied on three occasions ... Army welcomes American Saturday at 3 p.m.

COLGATE Lehigh freshman Kerry Kinek led all scorers with 16 points and seven rebounds as the Mountain Hawks cruised past Colgate 62-40 to sweep the season series Saturday night at Stabler Arena ... Hilary Weaver chipped in 12 points for Lehigh, while Lindsay Hoskins added 11 ... Kinek and Becky Guman shared the Lehigh lead with seven caroms ... Josie Stockill scored nine points with six boards in her first career start, while Jhazmine Lynch matched her team-high nine points ... Lauryn Kobiela dished a game-high five assists in 28 minutes off the bench for the Raiders ... Lehigh turned 15 Colgate turnovers into 17 points, and recorded their second straight game with over 50 rebounds as they won the battle of the boards 52-39 ... The Mountain Hawks jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it ... They scored the game’s five points and led 9-4 just over three minutes into the game ... Randyll Butler’s layup tied the game at 18, but the Mountain Hawks replied with a 12-0 run, capped off by Kelly Peterson’s jumper to put Lehigh up 30-18 with 1:50 to go ... The Raiders came back and cut the deficit lead to 30-23 in the mix ... Lehigh used the opening minutes of the second to pad its lead ... Inside scores by Hilary Weaver and Lindsay Hoskins helped the Mountain Hawks build the advantage to 41-25 at the 14:07 mark ... After a short Colgate rally, the Mountain Hawks dug in and held firm ... Elizabeth Sharlow’s layup at the 7:24 mark gave the Mountain Hawks their biggest lead to that point at 55-36 ... It didn’t take long for the lead to balloon to 20, Lehigh’s largest advantage of the day ... It happened twice in the fourth quarter, with the Mountain Hawks hitting that mark with just over a minute to go ... Lehigh shot 21 of 58 from the field and just 2 of 18 from beyond the arc, but outscored Colgate 18-4 from the foul line ... Colgate shot 30 percent in the first half, with the average dropping to 22 percent in the second ... Colgate heads to Navy Saturday at 7 p.m.

HOLY CROSS CRUSADERS (13-2, 5-5) AT LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (11-14, 4-6)
Kirby Sports Center (3,500); Easton, Pa. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Holy Cross, 48-8 TV: Lafayette Sports Network
Streak: Holy Cross, 6 Last Meeting: Holy Cross, 60-55 (Worcester, Mass.; 1.23.13)
Last Lafayette Win: 43-39 (Worcester, Mass.; 1.9.10) Last Five Games: Holy Cross, 5-0

• Amy Lepley scored a game-high 17 points, Brisje Malone chipped in 14 and Alex Smith 12 as Holy Cross rallied for a 60-55 victory over Lafayette Jan. 23 in Worcester.
• Kelly Loughney and Linnel Macklin led the Leopards with 12 points apiece. Lafayette was without Danielle Fiacco (illness), and Emily Homan played only seven minutes (also illness).
• Holy Cross trailed 52-43 with 6:41 left, but ended the game on a 17-3 run.
• The Crusaders outscored Lafayette 30-16 in the paint.
• Lafayette’s Maddie Peabody shot 9-of-16 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the 3-point line while averaging 14.5 points during the Leopards’ 1-1 stretch last week.
• The Leopards erased a 16-point halftime deficit in Saturday’s 66-61 overtime win at Bucknell.

HOLY CROSS Alex Smith led all scorers with 20 points and three Crusader teammates reached double figures as Holy Cross won 73-63 over American Saturday at the Hart Center ... Smith added six assists, while Brisje Malone scored 11 points with eight dishes ... Emily Parker tallied 16 points and six rebounds in 29 minutes off the bench, and Christine Ganser reached double digits with 15 points ... Alexis Dobbs led the Eagles with 19 points, while Jen Dumiak pitched in 17 ... Stephanie Anya grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds, including the 500th of her career ... Holy Cross closed the first half on a 10-2 run to take a 37-29 lead into the intermission ... Buckets by Smith and Malone early in the second half extended the stretch to 14-2 ... Dumiak and Dobbs teamed up for back-to-back buckets to bring the Eagles within 45-41 with 14:03 left ... Ashley Cooper finished off a quick 8-3 spurt for the Crusaders with a 3-pointer, and Holy Cross was up 57-47 with 9:08 to go ... Dumiak’s jumper cut the Holy Cross lead to 62-55 with 4:44 to play, but the Crusaders replied with scores inside from Malone and Amy Lepley to regain an 11-point lead ... Ganser scored five straight points on a layup and trey, and Smith’s layup gave the Crusaders a 73-57 advantage with 1:34 to play ... The Crusaders shot 63 percent from the field (32 of 51) and 8 of 19 from the 3-point line ... American was 26 of 71 (37 percent) from the floor and shot 6 of 19 from beyond the arc ... The Crusaders host Bucknell Saturday at 2 p.m.

LAFAYETTE Maddie Peabody led Lafayette with 15 points and four assists, and Danielle Fiacco recorded a double-double of 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to help pace Lafayette to a come-from-behind 66-61 overtime victory at Bucknell Saturday night ... Kelly Loughney added 14 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench ... She was 5 of 11 from the field, while Fiacco was 6 of 13 to lead the Leopards ... Bucknell’s Audrey Dotson led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting and a perfect 6 of 6 at the charity stripe ... Shelby Romine added 11 points and five assists, while Lindsay Horbatuck had eight points and eight rebounds for the Bison, who dropped their fifth in a row ... Alicia Manning’s runner as time expired completed a 16-point second-half comeback for the Leopards to force overtime ... Both teams were 3 of 7 from the field in the extra session, but one of Lafayette’s buckets was a trey, plus it went 4 of 5 from the line ... The Leopards scored the first five points in overtime, with Fiacco’s layup and Loughney’s 3-pointer leading the way ... Alyssa Dunn’s inside score brought the Bison within 62-59 with over two minutes left in overtime, and she scored again at the 1:27 mark to cut the Leopards’ lead to 64-61 ... Bucknell got the ball back after Lafayette’s Emily Homan was whistled for an offensive foul, but it could not convert on the opportunity ... Peabody drilled two from the line with 16 seconds left to make it a two possession game ... Romine had a late look at a triple that didn’t fall ... Lafayette was in a 37-21 hole at halftime, but scored the first 10 points of the second half to cut it to a six point deficit at the 14:28 mark ... Loughney’s 3-pointer brought the Leopards within 48-45 with 4:20 to go, and Homan’s jumper less than a minute later made it just a one-point deficit ... Bucknell seemed to regain control with a 6-0 spurt, with Dotson’s layup finishing it off to put the Bison up 54-47 with a little over two and a half minutes remaining ... Peabody hit two from the foul line to cap off six straight Leopard points ... Dunn was fouled on Bucknell’s ensuing possession and hit just one of two from the free throw line, giving the Leopards the chance to tie at the buzzer with a deuce ... The Leopards outscored Bucknell 34-18 in the second, thanks to hitting 14 of 26 from the field while the Bison were 6 of 20 ... It was almost a full reverse of the first half, where Lafayette shot 9 of 34 and the Bison were 12 of 24 ... Bucknell also outscored Lafayette from the line 14-7 ... Lafayette seeks the season sweep of Lehigh in Bethlehem, Pa., Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (12-13, 4-6) AT BUCKNELL BISON (13-2, 4-6)
Sojka Pavilion (4,000); Lewisburg, Pa. • Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Series: Lehigh, 40-32
Streak: Bucknell, 1 Last Meeting: Bucknell, 53-37 (Bethlehem, Pa.; 1.23.13)
Last Lehigh Win: 63-47 (Bethlehem, Pa.; 3.1.12) Last Five Games: Lehigh, 3-2

• Shelby Romine scored 18 points with six rebounds and four assists in Bucknell’s 53-37 win at Lehigh Jan. 23.
• Alyssa Dunn had 13 points and Audrey Dotson poured in 10 to help in the Bison effort.
• Kerry Kinek tied the game high with 18 points, and collected nine boards and five blocks to lead Lehigh.
• Kinek was 6-of-17 from the field; the rest of the Mountain Hawks shot a combined 6-of-41.
• Dunn averaged 11.5 points and 3.0 rebounds last week for the Bison, who have lost five in a row.
• Romine is fourth in League play averaging 13.5 points per game.
• Katie O’Reilly (8.5 ppg) and Becky Guman (8.4) are second and third for the Mountain Hawks behind Kinek in scoring during conference play.

LEHIGH freshman Kerry Kinek led all scorers with 16 points and seven rebounds as the Mountain Hawks cruised past Colgate 62-40 to sweep the season series Saturday night at Stabler Arena ... Hilary Weaver chipped in 12 points for Lehigh, while Lindsay Hoskins added 11 ... Kinek and Becky Guman shared the Lehigh lead with seven caroms ... Josie Stockill scored nine points with six boards in her first career start, while Jhazmine Lynch matched her team-high nine points ... Lauryn Kobiela dished a game-high five assists in 28 minutes off the bench for the Raiders ... Lehigh turned 15 Colgate turnovers into 17 points, and recorded their second straight game with over 50 rebounds as they won the battle of the boards 52-39 ... The Mountain Hawks jumped out to an early lead and never relinquished it ... They scored the game’s five points and led 9-4 just over three minutes into the game ... Randyll Butler’s layup tied the game at 18, but the Mountain Hawks replied with a 12-0 run, capped off by Kelly Peterson’s jumper to put Lehigh up 30-18 with 1:50 to go ... The Raiders came back and cut the deficit lead to 30-23 in the mix ... Lehigh used the opening minutes of the second to pad its lead ... Inside scores by Hilary Weaver and Lindsay Hoskins helped the Mountain Hawks build the advantage to 41-25 at the 14:07 mark ... After a short Colgate rally, the Mountain Hawks dug in and held firm ... Elizabeth Sharlow’s layup at the 7:24 mark gave the Mountain Hawks their biggest lead to that point at 55-36 ... It didn’t take long for the lead to balloon to 20, Lehigh’s largest advantage of the day ... It happened twice in the fourth quarter, with the Mountain Hawks hitting that mark with just over a minute to go ... Lehigh shot 21 of 58 from the field and just 2 of 18 from beyond the arc, but outscored Colgate 18-4 from the foul line ... Colgate shot 30 percent in the first half, with the average dropping to 22 percent in the second ... The Mountain Hawks host Lafayette Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

BUCKNELL Maddie Peabody led Lafayette with 15 points and four assists, and Danielle Fiacco recorded a double-double of 12 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks to help pace Lafayette to a come-from-behind 66-61 overtime victory at Bucknell Saturday night ... Kelly Loughney added 14 points and six rebounds in 28 minutes off the bench ... She was 5 of 11 from the field, while Fiacco was 6 of 13 to lead the Leopards ... Bucknell’s Audrey Dotson led all scorers with 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting and a perfect 6 of 6 at the charity stripe ... Shelby Romine added 11 points and five assists, while Lindsay Horbatuck had eight points and eight rebounds for the Bison, who dropped their fifth in a row ... Alicia Manning’s runner as time expired completed a 16-point second-half comeback for the Leopards to force overtime ... Both teams were 3 of 7 from the field in the extra session, but one of Lafayette’s buckets was a trey, plus it went 4 of 5 from the line ... The Leopards scored the first five points in overtime, with Fiacco’s layup and Loughney’s 3-pointer leading the way ... Alyssa Dunn’s inside score brought the Bison within 62-59 with over two minutes left in overtime, and she scored again at the 1:27 mark to cut the Leopards’ lead to 64-61 ... Bucknell got the ball back after Lafayette’s Emily Homan was whistled for an offensive foul, but it could not convert on the opportunity ... Peabody drilled two from the line with 16 seconds left to make it a two possession game ... Romine had a late look at a triple that didn’t fall ... Lafayette was in a 37-21 hole at halftime, but scored the first 10 points of the second half to cut it to a six point deficit at the 14:28 mark ... Loughney’s 3-pointer brought the Leopards within 48-45 with 4:20 to go, and Homan’s jumper less than a minute later made it just a one-point deficit ... Bucknell seemed to regain control with a 6-0 spurt, with Dotson’s layup finishing it off to put the Bison up 54-47 with a little over two and a half minutes remaining ... Peabody hit two from the foul line to cap off six straight Leopard points ... Dunn was fouled on Bucknell’s ensuing possession and hit just one of two from the free throw line, giving the Leopards the chance to tie at the buzzer with a deuce ... The Leopards outscored Bucknell 34-18 in the second, thanks to hitting 14 of 26 from the field while the Bison were 6 of 20 ... It was almost a full reverse of the first half, where Lafayette shot 9 of 34 and the Bison were 12 of 24 ... Bucknell also outscored Lafayette from the line 14-7 ... The Bison visit Holy Cross Saturday at 2 p.m.