HAMILTON – The Army West Point women’s basketball found itself on the wrong side of an offensive shootout Sunday afternoon against Colgate. The Black Knights ended up falling to the Raiders, 100-93, at Cotterell Court.
Army shot a staggering 59 percent (23-of-39) from the field in the second half, but the Raiders shot at a 73.1 percent (19-of-26) clip. In the second half alone, Army outscored Colgate 58-57. The two teams’ combined 115 second-half points are the most ever to be scored in a contest in Patriot League history.
Alisa Fallon and Hope Brown each registered new career highs in scoring with 26 and 23 points, respectively. Army had two other members reach double-digit scoring as Lindsey Scamman dropped 15 and Sarah Bohn finished with 14. As a team, the Black Knights shot 52.1 percent from the field and 45.2 percent from beyond-the-arc.
The Raiders had five members score in double figures: Abby Schubiger (20), Rachel Thompson (19), Taylor Langan (13), Alexa Brodie (13) and Haley Greer (10). Schubiger shot an impressive 10-of-11 from the floor, while Thompson was 6-of-9. As a team, Colgate shot 63.3 percent and was 17-of-18 at the charity stripe.
In the first quarter, Colgate shot 64.7 percent (11-of-17) from the field, though it only held a 22-18 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. Army shot at a 44.4 percent clip in the opening frame and managed to keep it close with eight points off Colgate turnovers.
In the second quarter, Kate Murray scored seven points on 3-of-4 shooting. Though, Colgate managed to build its lead to eight points heading into the break.
Army opened the second half hitting its first seven shots, including two 3-pointers. The Black Knights took the 50-49 lead with just over three minutes into the third quarter after Brown knocked down a pair of free throws. The score would continue to seesaw for the next few minutes.
Colgate managed to build a seven-point lead with just over a minute left in third, but the Cadets closed out the quarter with the next four points to make the score 72-69 heading into the final quarter.
Brown accounted for 13 of the Black Knights’ 34 points in the third, shooting 5-of-6 from the field. On the other end, Schulbiger was a perfect 5-of-5 in the frame to total 10 points.
A layup from Scamman with 7:46 left in the contest gave Army the 79-78 lead, but Colgate quickly fired back to take the lead.
The Black Knights managed to tie it 90-90 with 2:30 left in the contest, but Colgate distanced itself to win the high-scoring affair.
In the final stanza, the Raiders were 7-of-10 from the floor, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range. The Raiders were also a perfect 11-of-11 from the charity stripe.
The Black Knights return to action on Wednesday to take on American in Washington, D.C.