Army Traveling To Yale For Saturday Matinee

Aimee Oertner

Aimee Oertner

Dec. 6, 2013

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WEST POINT, N.Y.  - Following a 73-48 thumping of Morgan State on Tuesday night, Army is off to a 6-1 start through its first seven games for the second consecutive year. The Black Knights will take a 1-1 road record to New Haven, Conn., on Saturday afternoon when they face Yale.

The Last Meeting
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December 1, 2012
West Point, N.Y.
Simmers Goes For 24 As Army Dispatches Yale, 53-47
Senior guard Anna Simmers scored a game-high 24 points to lead Army women's basketball to a hard-fought 53-47 win over visiting Yale on Saturday afternoon at West Point's Christl Arena.

The Bulldogs are coming off a 72-61 victory over Bryant on Wednesday evening, ending a three-game losing streak. Yale defeated Patriot League foe Boston University (78-68) on Nov. 19, while Army defeated fellow Ivy League squad Brown (67-65) on a last-second tip-in on Nov. 23.

Army is aiming for its first win at Yale since Jan. 5, 2002. The Bulldogs have won the last two games against Army on their home court, while the Black Knights maintain the all-time advantage, 17-10, following last season's 53-47 victory at West Point. Army and Yale have been facing off consistently since the first season of Division I women's basketball at West Point (1977-78). The series is one of the oldest and most contested among Army's nonconference opponents, with just former Patriot League member Fordham facing the Black Knights more often since Army returned to D1 play in 1990-91.

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 Seth Cantor will have the call. The Ivy League Digital Network will offer a video stream - visit IvyLeagueDigitalNetwork.com for more information.

Live statistical updates via Presto Sports Primetime Live Stats will be available on Yale's website -  YaleBulldogs.com. For detailed in-game updates, follow Army women's basketball on twitter - @WestPointWBB.

LAST TIME OUT
Army's undefeated mark on its home court remained intact as the Black Knights dispatched Morgan State 73-48 in a women's basketball tilt at Christl Arena on Tuesday night. Four Army players scored in double figures, including a game-high 16 by sophomore Kelsey Minato and a career-best 13 by classmate Brianna Johnson. Army limited the Lady Bears to season-low totals for points (48) and shooting percentage (.286). The Black Knights shot 47.2 percent for the game, their second-best clip of the season as Army improved to 5-0 this year when shooting better than 40 percent. For the full recap and box score from Tuesday night's game, click HERE.

LAYING THE FOUNDATION
Army is off to a 6-1 start for the second consecutive season. Historically speaking, a successful start to the season has spelled a successful year for the Black Knights. Army has won six of its first seven games six times previously. Those six teams, including last season's WNIT-qualifying squad, went on to average 21 wins per year, nearly six victories more than the program average per season.

UP NEXT
Army's game at Yale marks the beginning of a three-game road swing as the Black Knights' nonconference schedule draws to a close. Following the game in New Haven, Army will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., to face Penn Wednesday night. The Quakers are 2-2 heading into the weekend. Penn will travel to Bucknell on Saturday prior to its tilt with the Black Knights.

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