The top of the Patriot League women’s basketball standings tightened up Feb. 8 as three teams are now separated by only one game.
Army (17-5, 9-2) knocked off league-leading Navy (18-5, 10-2) and American (16-7, 9-3) used a big second half to pull away for an 18-point win over Colgate (5-18, 1-11).
The Mids tied season lows for points scored and three-point field goal percentage and made its second-fewest number of triples in a game this year in a 54-48 loss to Army Saturday in West Point.
Navy ended the game making five-of-20 three-point attempts and 35.4 percent of its overall shots from the floor. Army shot 37 percent from the floor, but the Black Knights were eight-of-18 from beyond the arc.
Jade Geif led Navy with 13 points while also grabbing nine boards. Alix Membreno totaled 11 points and seven rebounds, while Kara Pollinger added 11 points.
Army’s Kelsey Minato and Jen Hazlett scored 14 and 12 points, respectively. Also scoring 12 points was Jean Parker, with each of her four baskets being three-point shots.
Eagles rally for win
American used a second half run to down Colgate, 75-57, in Hamilton, N.Y.
Three Eagles reached double-figures with Arron Zimmerman scoring a game-high 19 points. Jen Dumiak added 16 and Alexis Dobbs finished with 10 points for the Eagles.
American went a perfect 20-for-20 from the foul line, marking the second time this season the Eagles haven’t missed a free throw in a game. American shot 50 percent from the floor and went five-of-17 from beyond the arc.
Carole Harris led the Raiders (5-18, 1-11) with 16 points, Josie Stockill added 11 and Missy Repoli added 10 with a team-best six rebounds.