Black Knights Fall to Yale on the Road

NEW HAVEN, CT – Alisa Fallon netted 20 points for the Black Knights but it was not enough as Army West Point women’s basketball (5-4, 0-0) falls, 68-50, to Yale (7-5, 0-0) last Tuesday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Fallon led the way scoring 20 points in the first 20 minutes of the game and was one rebound short of recording her second double-double of the season. Taylor Sullivan followed with eight points, three rebounds and three blocks. Army won the battle of the boards, securing 46 rebounds compared to Yale’s 37.

Yale took an early lead to put Army on its heels. Fallon was the key to Army’s offense in the first quarter, scoring 15 points for the Black Knights going 5-of-8 from the floor and shot 100 percent from the charity stripe. The firstie hit key shots for the team to cut Yale’s lead on numerous occasions. However, the Cadets were unable to contain Yale’s offense as the Bulldogs shot 50 percent from the floor and 66 percent from beyond the arc. At the end of the first quarter, Army trailed the Bulldogs, 22-17 .

Army fought back in the second quarter, getting momentum from a layup and a three-pointer from Sullivan to cut the lead to 29-24. Army’s offense had difficultly scoring, shooting 35 percent from the floor and 22 percent from beyond the arc. Yale’s offense was able to get shots off, outscoring Army 17-14 in the second quarter for a 39-31 halftime lead. Fallon finished the quarter with five points and one assist.

The third quarter was a slump for the Black Knights as the team only netted seven points in the 10-minute period. Army had trouble containing the Bulldogs giving up 10 points in the paint and nine points off turnovers. At the end of the quarter, Army trailed 54-38 to Yale.

Army had momentum in the fourth quarter scoring 12 points while holding Yale to 14, but it wasn’t enough as the Bulldogs captured the 68-50 win over Army.

“We have work to do. Yale responded better than we did returning from the break. They [Yale] looked sharp and we struggled defending [Jenna] Clark & [Camilla] Emsbo. It is a tough loss for many reasons, but we will get back on court tomorrow and prepare for conference play this weekend,” said head coach Missy Taversi.

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