Nov. 16, 2013
Army vs. Weber State Notes
WEST POINT, N.Y. – Army women’s basketball will look to keep the momentum in its favor on Sunday when the 1-1 Black Knights host Weber State at 1 p.m. Army is coming off a 24-point victory over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night in its home opener. The Black Knights made 10 three-pointers, all in the first half, while forcing 22 turnovers en route to their largest win inside Christl Arena since a 37-point victory over Division III foe Merchant Marine on Dec. 13, 2012.
The Last Meeting
November 21, 2012
Army and Weber State established a series last season when the Black Knights earned a Thanksgiving Week victory in Ogden, Utah, 77-58. The Wildcats enter the game 2-1 following a 78-61 setback at Seton Hall on Friday night.
Four Army players scored in double figures in the inaugural meeting between the Black Knights and Wildcats, including a game-high 26 points by Anna Simmers. Utah native Jen Hazlett is the game’s top returning scorer after going for 15 in front of her hometown crowd, making 3-of-4 buckets from beyond the arc. Sophomore Aimee Oertner shined with a double-double of 14 points and 11 rebounds. For the full box score and recap from the Army-Weber State game from 2012-13, click HERE.
For tickets to Sunday’s tilt, visit www.goARMYsports.com or call 1-877-TIX-ARMY. Fans can also stop by the ticket office at its new location at Gate 3 of Michie Stadium during its regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.). The Holleder Center ticket office, located just outside Christl Arena, opens for sales one hour prior to home contests.
HOW TO FOLLOW
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 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.
LAST TIME OUT
Hot three-point shooting, including a record-matching performance by sophomore Kelsey Minato, gave Army women’s basketball the edge in a 75-51 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night. Hosting the Knights in their home opener, the Black Knights made 10 threes, including six by Minato en route to a career-best 25-point showing by the sophomore point guard. Army (1-1) shot just 28.9 percent inside the arc but was 52.6 percent from deep to secure its first win of the season. Four players connected on triples for the Black Knights, including the lion’s share by Minato, who matched Cara Enright’s program record originally established on Feb. 11, 2006, against Lehigh. For the full recap and box score from Thursday night’s game, click HERE.
DIALED IN FROM DOWNTOWN
Army made 10 three-pointers in the first half of the 75-51 win over Fairleigh Dickinson on Thursday night, two shy of the program’s single-game record. The Black Knights shot 10-of-14 in the first stanza but went 0-for-5 in the second. Sophomore Kelsey Minato matched Cara Enright’s single-game record with six triples as the point guard made 6-of-9 shots from beyond the arc. Enright established the record on Feb. 11, 2006. Minato has 64 3FGM for her career to already list ninth on Army’s career ledger.
NO SIGNS OF A SLUMP
There have been no signs of a sophomore slump for Army - in fact, the sophomores have accounted for nearly 58 percent of Army’s scoring and are shooting at a higher percentage than the Black Knights are as a whole. Sophomore Kelsey Minato is Army’s leading scorer (18.5 PPG), while classmate Aimee Oertner is the Black Knights’ most accurate shooter (.700 FG%) and the team’s leading scorer off the bench (8.5 PPG). Earning her third career start, Brianna Johnson found her groove on Thursday night by matching career-high totals in points (10) and rebounds (seven). Slump? What slump?
Army will remain home for its third consecutive game when the Black Knights host Manhattan on Wednesday night at 7 p.m. The Jaspers play at Towson on Saturday night prior to their tilt against Army. Manhattan won its season opener against Fairleigh Dickinson, 73-63.