Patriot League Women's Basketball Recap - 12.4.12

PATRIOTLEAGUEDOTORG Anna Simmers' 21 points helped Army hold off Manhattan Tuesday night.
Anna Simmers' 21 points helped Army hold off Manhattan Tuesday night.

Dec. 4, 2012

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Three teams in action and three victories secured in Tuesday night action in the Patriot League.

Anna Simmers scored a game-high 21 points to lead Army (8-1) to its seventh straight victory with a 54-49 triumph at Manhattan Tuesday night. Jen Hazlett added 10 points, while Olivia Schretzman cleaned the boards with a team-high 11 rebounds. Simmers gave Army its first lead of the game with just under 8:59 left in the first half, and the Black Knights were ahead 31-18 at the break following another Simmers bucket. The Jaspers cut the deficit to single digits with 13:37 remaining in the game, but Army regained control thanks to Simmers' three-point play. But Manhattan kept chipping away and trailed by only five with under five to play. The clubs traded free throws late, with Kelsey Minato sinking two with seven seconds left to clinch the victory.

Missy Repoli led all scorers with 19 points and Mariah Jones added 13 as Colgate (3-5) snapped a two-game skid with a convincing 67-48 win over Columbia in Hamilton, N.Y. Kelly Reid brought down a team-high eight rebounds, helping the Raiders post a 47-33 advantage on the glass. Colgate shot 48 percent from the field, including an 8-of-15 effort on 3-pointers. After the Lions tied the game at 22 with 5:11 on the clock before halftime, the Raiders went on a 15-3 run to take a 37-25 advantage into the locker room. Carole Harris' bucket built Colgate's advantage to 18 less than five minutes into the second half, and Reid's layup with 6:49 remaining gave the Raiders their largest lead of the game at 63-40.

Jade Geif led four players scoring in double figures as Navy rallied for a 69-64 win over William & Mary in Annapolis, Md. Geif logged her League-leading fifth double-double with 15 points and 10 boards, while Chloe Stapleton scored a team-high 20 in 27 minutes off the bench on 7-of-13 from the field and 6-of-12 from beyond the arc. Alix Membreno added 14 points and Kara Pollinger 10, respectively. The Mids trailed by 13 at the 14:42 mark of the first half, but the Mids stormed back and took a 38-37 advantage at the break. After hitting 37 percent from the field in the first, the Mids improved to 42 percent in the second. Navy turned 19 Tribe turnovers into 20 points.

Wednesday's schedule has three contests scheduled. American is the only home team, as the Eagles welcome Coppin State. The other two clubs are on the road, as Holy Cross visits Northeastern and Lafayette goes to Saint Joseph's. All games are set for 7 p.m.

Army 54, at Manhattan 49

at Colgate 67, Columbia 48

at Navy 69, William & Mary 64