Jan. 25, 2011
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's basketball team will conclude a span of three consecutive games on the road Wednesday night when the Midshipmen play at American in a 7 p.m. game at Bender Arena in our nation's capital.
An audio and video stream of the game will be available at www.NavySports.com for Navy All-Access subscribers. A one-month subscription costs $9.95, while the cost for a year-long subscription is $79.95.
Navy became the lone unbeaten team in the Patriot League this past Saturday when the Mids posted a 55-46 victory at Army. The victory for the Mids made them 5-0 in league play and dropped Army's record against Patriot League opponents to 4-1.
The all-around play of Angela Myers (Sr., San Antonio, Texas) helped spark the Mids to their nationally-televised win over the Black Knights. The senior team captain knocked down six three-point field goals, scored 22 points, hauled in eight rebounds and dished out five assists in the game. Also having strong statistical games against Army were Erin Edwards (Jr., Hockessin, Del.), who connected on four three-point field goals and scored a career-high tying 12 points, and Cassie Consedine (Sr., Bartlesville, Okla.), who scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds.
American fell from the unbeaten ranks in the league and saw its 11-game overall winning streak come to an end with a 64-50 loss at Army on Jan. 19. The Eagles bounced back from the defeat to record a dominating 84-53 victory over Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon.
In looking at the statistic ranking since the start of the Patriot League season, American leads the league in scoring (64.8 ppg) and in scoring margin (+8.4 ppg) and stands third in scoring defense (56.4 ppg). Conversely, Navy is tied for second in the league in scoring offense (58.8 ppg), scoring defense (51.0 ppg) and scoring margin (+7.8 ppg). The Eagles also rank as the league's top team in field goal percentage (43.3%), three-point field goal percentage (40.0%) and steals (10.2 spg), while the Mids are first in rebounding (40.0 rpg), rebounding margin (+7.6 rpg), assist-to-turnover margin (1.2) and three-point field goals made (9.0 fgmg).
The Navy-American series dates back to February of 1978 when the teams first met in Annapolis. The Eagles recorded a 75-53 victory that day and hold a 21-14 lead in the all-time series between the programs. American also holds a slim 10-8 edge over Navy in Patriot League regular season games that have been contested since the Eagles joined the Patriot League in the 2001-02 season.
American recorded a trio of wins over Navy during the 2010 season. The Eagles outscored the Mids by a total of 72 points in winning the three games that were played in Washington, D.C. (62-45), Annapolis (66-38) and Worcester, Mass. (72-45). The latter game took place in the semifinal round of the Patriot League Tournament.
1. 5-0 Navy
T2. 4-1 Army
T2. 4-1 American
T4. 2-3 Holy Cross
T4. 2-3 Bucknell
T6. 1-4 Lehigh
T6. 1-4 Lafayette
T6. 1-4 Colgate
Wednesday's Other Games
Army at Lafayette
Holy Cross at Colgate
Lehigh at Bucknell