Olivia Schretzman was one of three Black Knights in double figures Saturday
Feb. 26, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army women’s basketball can guarantee a finish among the top-two teams in the Patriot League with a win at Holy Cross on Wednesday night, as the second-place Black Knights (20-7, 9-3 Patriot League) stand two games ahead of the third-place Crusaders (15-12, 7-5 PL). Army’s game at Holy Cross is the first of two games of this, the final week of regular-season play. Tipoff at the Crusaders’ Hart Center is slated for 7 p.m.
Army is coming off a 61-46 win on Saturday against American as it sits one game behind of first-place Navy (17-10, 10-2 PL). The Black Knights swept Navy this season, marking the first time since 2008, and have the head-to-head tiebreaker in the conference standings should the Midshipmen lose this week. Holy Cross is coming off a 57-49 home win over Bucknell on Saturday and is one game ahead of fourth-place Lehigh, which the Crusaders split the regular-season series with.
How To Follow
The game can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), while an audio stream will also be available on Knight Vision, Army’s subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. Seth Cantor will handle the play-by-play and commentary duties.
The game will be televised live in Worcester and Central Massachusetts on WCTR TV3, with Kevin Shea handling play-by-play duties and Amy O’Brien Davagian providing color commentary.
Live statistical updates via SideArmySports Scoreboard can be seen free of charge on www.GoHolyCross.com, while Patriot League All-Access will provide video for a fee at www.PatriotLeague.org. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.
Army-Holy Cross Series
The Black Knights will aim for their third consecutive regular-season series split with Holy Cross, and 10th overall, after the Crusaders captured Game 1 in late January. Army has won on the Crusaders’ home court in two of the last three seasons but trails the all-time series which dates back to the 1990-91 season, 33-19. Holy Cross has a 19-7 advantage in games played in Worcester, Mass.
Army’s Record vs. Holy Cross...
at West Point: 11-14
at Holy Cross: 7-19
at neutral site: 1-0
in postseason: 2-5
Last Time Out
Army capitalized on a turnover-prone American team to capture a 61-46 win at Christl Arena on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Black Knights have secured a home game for the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals, as Army is guaranteed to finish among the top four teams in the conference for the 12th time in program history. Freshman Kelsey Minato kept her double-digit scoring streak alive at 12 games with a game-high 20 points against the Eagles. Among the many notable achievements Army’s win over American attained is the Black Knights’ 20th win of the season, their first since 2006-07 and the second time under the direction of seventh-year head coach Dave Magarity. Magarity becomes the only head coach in Army’s Division I program history to record multiple 20-win seasons. For the full box score and recap, click HERE.
Army will close out the regular season at home against Lehigh on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Black Knights edged the Mountain Hawks 61-56 in Game 1 of the regular-season series in Bethlehem, Pa., on Feb. 2. Army has swept Lehigh just once since 2001-02, back in head coach Dave Magarity’s first season at the helm in 2006-07, but are 13-9 in games played at Christl Arena, including home wins the past two seasons.