Nov. 10, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - American and Bucknell began their 2012-13 women's basketball campaigns Saturday, with both suffering narrow losses on the road.
American (0-1) overcame a 12-point second-half deficit and tied the game late, but the Eagles turned over the ball in their final two possessions as Western Michigan snuck out a 57-53 victory Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Jen Dumiak scored a career-high 21 points, which included a 10-of-12 outing from the foul line. Michelle Holmes led American on the glass with seven rebounds.
Bucknell (0-1) played well in the first game under new head coach Aaron Roussell, with Shelby Romine logging a game-high 21 points, but the Bison couldn't overcome a six-minute span in the second half without a field goal in a 71-62 loss at Xavier. Sheaira Jones pitched in 10 for the Bison, while Audrey Dotson grabbed 12 rebounds and Lindsay Horbatuck brought down 11.
Three games are on the Sunday slate, with a pair tipping off at 2 p.m. Lafayette heads to Seton Hall, while Navy plays at Stony Brook. Colgate hosts Robert Morris at 4 p.m.
at Western Michigan 57, American 53
at Xavier 71, Bucknell 62