The Army West Point Women's Basketball team notched its first win of the 2020-21 campaign, defeating Iona 67-52 at Christl Arena yesterday afternoon. After a slow shooting start for the Black Knights, cow Kate Murray ignited the Army attack, scoring 11 points in the third quarter en route to a 19-point, 12-rebound afternoon.
Fellow cow Natalie Stralkus posted 15 points of her own, knocking down two big three-pointers in the fourth quarter to clinch the victory. Alisa Fallon made her mark on the game in the fourth quarter as well, converting on back-to-back three-point plays to extend Army's lead from four to double digits.
The Black Knights had a huge advantage at the free throw line, making 20 free throws to Iona's one in the game. Army's 20 free throws were its most in a contest since it went 21-of-24 from the line opposite Lehigh on February 1, 2020. Murray registered her second career double-double and her first since November 12, 2018 vs. Columbia, the second game of her career. Her 12 rebounds matched her career high, which she also set in the Columbia contest. Murray was 3-of-4 from deep and 8-of-10 from the charity stripe. Stralkus' 15 points marks her 10th career double-digit scoring effort. The cow was 5-of-9 on the day and 3-of-7 from beyond the arc. Entering the season, only 10 of Stralkus' made field goals in her career came from inside the 3-point line. This season she has hit five shots from inside the arc. After being held scoreless in the first three quarters of play, Fallon scored eight in the fourth on 3-of-5 shooting. Read more.