The Army West Point Women’s Basketball team topped service academy foe Navy with a 63-58 victory at Christl Arena yesterday afternoon.
“I'm really proud of how we bounced back,” head coach Dave Magarity said. “This is such an emotional game. We did have a lot of players playing in their first service academy games.”
After a slow offensive start to the afternoon, the Black Knights rode a 52% shooting percentage in a 37-point second half to fight back for the victory. Four different players reached double digits for Army, with Alisa Fallon leading the way with 14 points and 8 rebounds on the afternoon. Plebe Sam McNaughton had a career day, posting career highs in points (12), rebounds (5) and assists (4). In just over 18 minutes of play, Sabria Hunter totaled 12 points and seven rebounds. Kate Murray was the other member of the Black Knights to score in double figures with 10 points, seven of which came in the fourth quarter.
After Army got the scoring started with the game's first six points, Navy fought ahead with a run of their own, taking its first lead with 2:10 to go in the first half. The Mids would hang onto that lead for the remainder of the first half, entering the break with a 25-23 advantage. Alisa Fallon led all scorers with nine points at the half. Read more.