Army Hosts American In Crucial PL Match-Up

Kelsey Minato

Kelsey Minato

Feb. 21, 2014

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The Last Meeting
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Hazlett's Second-Half Performance Propels Army Past American, 64-63
Senior Jen Hazlett scored a game-high 15 points, with all 15 coming in the second half, to lead the Army women's basketball team to a 64-63 win over American in Patriot League action on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena.

WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Army women's basketball team will host American in its regular-season home finale on Saturday, Feb. 22. The contest will feature a battle of top-three Patriot League teams, as the Eagles (19-7, 12-3 PL) come in slotted second in the conference standings, while the Black Knights (18-7, 10-4 PL) are third, trailing American by one game and a half. Tip-off at Christl Arena is set for 3 p.m.

HOW TO FOLLOW
The game can be heard live via audio stream on Knight Vision, Army's subscription-based service available on www.goARMYsports.com. Army's Nick DeSanctis will have the call. The Patriot League Network will offer a video stream - visit PatriotLeague.org for more information. Live statistical updates via CBS Sports GameTracker will be available on Army's website as well. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women's basketball on twitter - @WestPointWBB.

THE ARMY-AMERICAN SERIES
Saturday will mark the 29th meeting between Army and American in a rivalry that dates back to 1996, with the Eagles holding a 17-11 all-time advantage. American earned four straight wins in the series from 2011-13, but the Black Knights have won each of the last two meetings, including a 54-53 victory in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 25.

LAST TIME OUT
Army went 20-of-66 (30.3 percent) from the field to mark its worst shooting night of the season during a 71-60 setback at Colgate on Feb. 19. The Black Knights trailed by 12 points at halftime, but rallied to close the gap to three with 7:34 remaining in the second frame, thanks to offensive contributions from senior Jen Hazlett and sophomore Kelsey Minato. Hazlett and Minato accounted for 20 of Army's first 26 points in the period to cut the deficit to three, but Colgate wouldn't let the game get any closer, using a 10-of-10 free-throw performance over the final 2:40 to seal the victory. Hazlett led Army with 23 points and seven rebounds, while Minato scored 20 points, including going 10-of-10 on foul shots, to extend her double-digit scoring streak to 41 games. Sophomore Brianna Johnson finished with nine points, six rebounds and a career-high five assists, while junior Olivia Schretzman added six points and six boards.

UP NEXT
Following Saturday's contest, Army will embark on a three-game road trip to close out the regular season. The Black Knights will make up their postponed game at Lehigh on Monday, Feb. 24 before traveling to Boston University (Feb. 26) and Lafayette (March 1).

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