The Army West Point Men's Basketball team continued its hot start to the 2020-21 season, defeating Patriot League opponent Holy Cross, 83-68, this past Saturday.
“We saw a really solid effort from our team today,” Head Coach Jimmy Allen said. “We got off to a bit of a slow start, but I thought we were in the right positions and getting the right shots. We stuck with it and things turned around for us.”
The Black Knights' balanced attack was on full display in this one, as four different cadets reached double-digits on the score sheet in the game. Josh Caldwell led all scorers with a career-high 20 points on the day, while going 9-13 from the field. Firstie Alex King was a dominant force for Army, shooting 8-10 for a season-best 19 points. The Black Knights have now had at least three double-digit scorers in seven of the team's eight contests this season.
“We have a really great group of guys who play selfless basketball,” Alex King said. “We are always looking to make the next pass and find the right shot.”
Army’s upperclassmen carried the load in the game, with the Black Knights' juniors and seniors combining for 77 of the team's 83 points.
“I don't know that enough credit goes to those guys,” Allen said. “Our seniors were in complimentary roles in the past behind Tommy Funk and Matt Wilson, and they have worked so hard to step into leadership roles. We are building a really good culture with this group and I am excited to see what we can do moving forward.” Read more.