Jen Hazlett had 10 points on Tuesday night at Manhattan
Dec. 6, 2012
WEST POINT, N.Y. – The Black Knights have won five consecutive road wins to start the season for the first time since 1983, as Army women’s basketball will look to continue down that path Friday evening at Rider. Army is 8-1 for its best start since 2000, while the Broncs show a 3-4 mark. The two teams have not squared off since 2007.
How To Follow
The game can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), while an audio-only stream will also be available on Knight Vision, Army’s subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. Seth Cantor will have the call. Rider will offer a live video stream for a fee at www.GoBroncs.com.
Live statistical updates via NeuLion Live Stats can be seen free of charge on www.GoBroncs.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women’s basketball on twitter – @WestPointWBB.
The Black Knights and Broncs have squared off five times in beginning in the 1995-96 season, and most recently in 2007-08. Rider has a 3-2 advantage after capturing the last contest in overtime, 66-61, in Lawrenceville, N.J. Rider enters the game 0-2 at home this season, but is 1-1 against the Black Knights previously on its home court. Army is 5-0 on the road, its best mark since 1983-84. Historically the games between the Broncs and Black Knights have been close, and with Rider averaging 57.7 points per game to Army’s 60.4 average, this one could prove no different.
ARMY VS. RIDER
Year - Location - Score
1995-96 - South Orange, N.J. - Rider, 71-55
1999-2000 - West Point, N.Y. - Rider, 67-65
2000-01 - Lawrenceville, N.J. - Army, 61-47
2006-07 - West Point, N.Y. - Army, 65-54
2007-08 - Lawrenceville, N.J. - Rider, 66-61 (OT)
Rider 3, Army 2
Current Streak: Rider, 1 game
Last Time Out
Army improved to 5-0 on the road this season by escaping Manhattan with a 54-49 win Tuesday evening at Draddy Gymnasium. Senior guard Anna Simmers was the Black Knights’ leading scorer for the fourth time this season and second consecutive game as she totaled 21 to bump Army to its seventh consecutive victory. Despite a 16-point lead in the second half, the Jaspers made it a game late, shrinking Army’s lead to three with eight seconds remaining before the Black Knights sealed the win with a pair of Kelsey Minato free throws. Despite committing a season-high 21 turnovers, leading to 25 Manhattan points, Army clung to the lead it captured at 8:59 in the first half and never let go. For the full box score and recap, click here.
Army’s streak of three consecutive games against Metro Athletic Association Conference teams continues on Monday when the Black Knights host future Patriot League member Loyola (Md.). Tipoff against the Greyhounds at Christl Arena is slated for 7 p.m. Prior to its game against Army, Loyola will play at Syracuse on Saturday.
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