Army Set For Showdown With Second-Place American

Brigette Ocran

Brigette Ocran

Jan. 24, 2014

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army women's basketball team will face another difficult Patriot League test when it travels to Washington, D.C., to take on second-place American on Saturday, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m.

The Last Meeting
February 23, 2013
West Point, N.Y.
Army Secures Postseason Home Game With 61-46 Win Over American
Army women's basketball capitalized on a turnover-prone American team to capture a 61-46 win at Christl Arena on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Black Knights have secured a home game for the Patriot League Tournament Quarterfinals, as Army is guaranteed to finish among the top four teams in the conference for the 12th time in program history. Freshman Kelsey Minato kept her double-digit scoring streak alive at 12 games with a game-high 20 points against the Eagles.

Army improved to 13-5 overall and 5-2 in the conference after a 62-45 win over Colgate on Jan. 22. Sophomore Kelsey Minato scored a career-high 30 points on 7-of-14 shooting, and totaled an Academy-record 15 free-throws during a 15-of-18 showing from the foul line. As a team, the Black Knights turned in the third-best free-throw total in team history by knocking down 33-of-43 free-throws (the single-game record is 35).

The game can be heard live on the radio on 1340-AM (Middletown) or 1390-AM (Poughkeepsie), and via audio stream on Knight Vision, Army's subscription-based service available on Seth Cantor will have the call. The Patriot League Network will offer a video stream - visit for more information.

Live statistical updates via PrestoSports Primetime will be available on Army's website as well. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women's basketball on twitter - @WestPointWBB.

Army is 10-17 all-time against American, but the Black Knights collected a 61-46 win in the last meeting on Feb. 23, 2013. Prior to that, the Eagles picked up four straight wins in the series, including a 45-42 victory on Jan. 26, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Army remedied its worst shooting night of the season (30.4 percent) with a 33-of-43 showing from the free-throw line to defeat Colgate, 62-45, on Wednesday night. The Black Knights' 33 free-throws were their second most of the season after they converted a program-record 35 at Stony Brook (11/29). Minato scored a career-high 30 points in the win, running her Patriot League-leading double-digit scoring streak to 34 games. Minato also knocked down an Army-record 15 free-throws to break her own mark of 14 that she set earlier this season. Senior Jen Hazlett registered her third double-double of the year and went 6-of-7 on free-throws, as she finished with 10 points and 12 rebounds, while sophomore Aimee Oertner chipped in six points, six rebounds and three blocks. Army led by four at the half, but outscored Colgate 30-17 in the second frame, marking the fewest points allowed in a single half all season.

The Black Knights will wrap up a stretch of four road games in their last five contests at American before hosting Boston University on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The contest against the Terriers is set for 7 p.m. and will mark the first of five home dates in the next six games.

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