Dec. 7, 2013
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Army captured its first win at Yale in 11 years and Colgate ran away and hid from Columbia as Patriot League women's basketball teams collected two victories in action on Saturday.
Army turned 20 Yale turnovers into 24 points and hit nearly 70 percent of its shots from the field in the second half in a 68-56 victory on Saturday. The Black Knights (7-1), who won their seventh straight game, were led by Kelsey Minato's game-high 26 points. The sophomore was 10-of-14 from the floor and 4-of-5 from the 3-point line. Aimee Oertner added 14 points, five rebounds and four blocks, and Jen Hazlett had 10 points and six boards. Army's 10-0 run midway through the first half gave it a 21-12 lead at the 8:38 mark. Another 11-0 spurt later in the first put Army ahead 32-14 with less than four minutes until the half. Olivia Schretzman's layup gave the Black Knights their biggest lead to that point at 51-31 with 12:06 on the clock. The advantage maxed out to 25 points as Army cruised. The Black Knights finished 29-of-47 (61.7 percent) from the floor.
Carole Harris led all players in both categories with 19 points and nine rebounds to pace Colgate (3-5) to its second straight win, a 72-44 victory at Columbia. Mariah Jones scored nine points with seven rebounds, and Catherine Lewis chipped in seven points. It was a balanced effort for the Raiders, who had eight players score at least five points. Harris was responsible for nine of Colgate's 31 made baskets, hitting them on 17 tries, while the Raiders hit on 42.5 percent (in 73 attempts) from the floor. Jones' trey gave Colgate its first lead of the game at 9-8 with under 14 minutes left in the first, and Lauryn Kobiela and Randyll Butler teamed up for four straight points to put the Raiders ahead 34-26 at the intermission. Colgate scored 25 of the next 33 points to open the second half to build a 59-33 lead with eight minutes left, and it never looked back. The Raiders committed just eight turnovers while turning 18 Lion miscues into 18 points.
Penn took control with a 15-0 run to open the second half and held off Bucknell 69-61 at Sojka Pavilion in Lewisburg, Pa. Shelby Romine scored 10 of her game-high 23 points at the foul line to pace the Bison, who dropped to 4-5. Audrey Dotson added 13 points and seven rebounds. Bucknell's biggest issue was turnovers, as 21 turned into 28 points for the Quakers. Bucknell trailed 24-21 late in the first half, but Penn went on a 23-2 run that bridged halftime to take a 47-23 lead just four minutes into the second. Bucknell began chipping away on the Quakers' lead, cutting it under 20 with 7:27 left and down to 65-57 on Romine's layup with 1:23 to play. But Penn went 4-of-4 from the line in the final minute to help hold off Bucknell.
Holy Cross (6-1) suffered its first loss of the season in a 75-49 setback to Fordham at home. After a close first half, Fordham closed the stanza on a 13-4 run to take a 36-24 halftime advantage. The Crusaders scored five of the first seven points out of the intermission, but the Rams replied with nine straight points and used a 15-7 run later to put the game out of reach. Raquel Scott led Holy Cross with 21 points and eight rebounds, while Lisa Misfud reached double digits with 11 points. Fordham outrebounded the Crusaders 39-29, and shot 55.4 percent to Holy Cross' 31.3 percent.
Kara Marshall scored 24 points for the second straight game and hit six of her seven field goals from the 3-point line in Loyola Maryland's 65-59 defeat at Mount St. Mary's. Nai Brown added 12 points and Tiffany Padgett and Jeneh Perry tallied 10 points each to pace the Greyhounds (2-6), who fell despite shooting 8-of-14 from downtown. The teams were tied 15 apiece midway through the first before the Mount edged ahead to a 33-26 halftime advantage. One of Marshall's six treys brought the Greyhounds within three points before Mount St. Mary's scored the next seven to take a 44-34 lead. Loyola later used a 9-0 run to turn an 11-point deficit into a 57-53 game on Perry's layup with 2:54 left. But the Greyhounds couldn't get any closer than three the rest of the way. The Mount outscored Loyola 19-9 at the charity stripe.
Army 68, at Yale 56
Colgate 72, at Columbia 44
Penn 69, at Bucknell 61
Fordham 75, at Holy Cross 49
at Mount St. Mary's 65, Loyola Maryland 59