Olivia Schretzman grabbed her first career double-double Thursday night
Nov. 17, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Army women’s basketball will look to capture its first home win of the season on Sunday afternoon when the Black Knights host Penn. Tipoff at Christl Arena is slated for 1 p.m.
Army (2-1) is coming off a 57-52 victory at Fairleigh Dickinson Thursday night for its second road victory of the year. The Black Knights sputtered to a 59-47 loss in their home opener to St. Francis (N.Y.) on Nov. 12, thanks in large part to shooting just 25.8 percent in the game (16-62).
Army shot 30.5 percent (18-59) against the Knights on Thursday night, but connected on just 1-of-18 attempts from three. However, the Black Knights outrebounded their opponent for the third consecutive game, reaching the 50-rebound threshold for the second time this season (50-35). Penn comes to West Point with a 0-2 record after a pair of narrow defeats (60-51 at Norfolk State; 68-65 vs. Virginia).
For tickets, visit www.goARMYsports.com or call 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Fans can also stop by the ticket office at its new location at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium during its regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). The Holleder Center ticket office, located just outside Christl Arena, opens for sales one hour prior to home contests.
HOW TO FOLLOW
The game can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), while an audio and video stream will also be available on Knight Vision, Army’s subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. First-year Army Coordinator of Multimedia and Broadcasting Heath Trabue will have the call.
Live statistical updates via Game Tracker can be seen free of charge on www.goARMYsports.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.
The Black Knights and Quakers have squared off five times in program history, with Penn gaining the 3-2 series advantage after a 70-60 win in Philadelphia, Pa., last season. The home team has prevailed in each of the last three meetings, as Army has not conceded at home to the Quakers since the 1997-98 season. Full the full box score and recap from last season’s Army-Penn game, click here.
Year - Result - Location
1980-81 - Army, 83-71 - Philadelphia, Pa.
1997-98 - Penn, 68-56 - West Point, N.Y.
1998-99 - Penn, 73-61 - Philadelphia, Pa.
2010-11 - Army, 53-44 - West Point, N.Y.
2011-12 - Penn, 70-60 - Philadelphia, Pa.
LAST TIME OUT
Three Black Knights recorded double-doubles led by Anna Simmers’ season-high 21-point showing as Army won its second straight road game, a 57-52 decision at Fairleigh Dickinson. Despite hitting just 1 of 18 attempts from beyond the arc, the Black Knights went 20-25 from the charity stripe, including a 9-9 clip by Simmers, to ice the game in the final minutes. Army reached the 50-rebound threshold for the second time this season, boxing out the Knights to a 50-35 advantage. The Black Knights now have two non-conference road wins for the first time since 2008-09. For the full recap and box score, click here.
Army will travel to the Mountain West region of the United States, as the Black Knights will face first-time opponent Weber State (Ogden, Utah) on Nov. 21, before renewing the rivalry with Air Force in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Nov. 23.