Women’s Basketball Overcome Early 18-point Deficit
The first nine minutes looked like an early indicator that the Army West Point-Colgate game in Christl Arena on Sunday would be a repeat of the game played 24 hours before in the same building between the same two teams.
Colgate once again opened the game on a tear, shooting 10-for-12 from the field and connected on its first five shots from deep. The Raiders' fifth triple came with just over a minute remaining in the first quarter and gave them the 28-10 advantage, forcing Army head coach Dave Magarity to burn a timeout.
Thankfully for the Army Women’s Basketball team, there was 31 minutes left to play… and the Black Knights made the most of them. After the timeout, Army went a 24-3 run. Throughout the spurt Army shot 9-for-11 from the floor and with six different players contributing points led by Alisa Fallon's seven.
Colgate fought to hold a 37-35 lead at the break. However, by the five-minute mark of the third quarter the Cadets had built their lead to double-digits thanks to a 17-3 run to start the half. After trailing by 18 points in the first quarter, the Black Knights went on to win by 19 with a final tally of 72-53. Read more.