Nov. 18, 2012
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Patriot League teams split their two games Sunday, with Army using a big effort in the front court to outlast Penn, while Lafayette fell at nationally-ranked Penn State.
Army (3-1) dominated the post as sophomore Olivia Schretzman scored a game-high 18 points and freshman Aimee Oertner logged a double-double with 12 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks in the Black Knights' 58-53 win over visiting Penn. It is Army's first home win of the season, and the contest featured several big runs and plenty of lead changes. The clubs traded the lead during much of the second half before Oertner scored a bucket and went 1 of 2 from the foul line on a later possession put Army ahead 43-37 with 6:19 remaining. The Black Knights built the lead to as many as nine with 2:32 left. The Quakers cut the lead to three in the final minute but could not get any closer.
Lafayette (1-3) continued its murderers' row of non-League opponents, falling 75-34 at ninth-ranked Penn State Sunday afternoon. For just the second time in her career, junior center Danielle Fiacco was shut out from the scoresheet. The Nittany Lions built a 42-14 halftime lead and never looked back. Fiacco did account for seven rebounds and six blocks, giving her 201 for her career. Sophomore Emily Homan scored a team-high 11 points for the Leopards, who shot under 20 percent from the field for the game.
The Patriot League schedule goes dark for one day for the first time this season Monday. Three games are on the Tuesday slate, beginning with Lehigh's home opener at 2 p.m. versus La Salle. A pair of games are set to tip at 7 p.m., including Holy Cross hosting Harvard and Navy welcoming Loyola Maryland.
at Army 58, Penn 53
at No. 9/9 Penn State 75, Lafayette 34