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Navy Women's Basketball Game Notes
Army (16-5 / 8-3) at Navy (13-9 / 7-4)
Saturday, Feb. 7 4:30 p.m.
Alumni Hall Annapolis, Md.
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A defense that recorded 15 steals and an offense that saw five players tally at least six points combined for a 48-40 victory by Navy over Boston U. Wednesday night in Alumni Hall.
The teams traded scoring runs and scoring droughts throughout the game. Navy scored the first five points of the night only to see Boston use a 7-2 run to take a 14-11 lead. Navy answered with an 11-0 run to build a 22-14 advantage on its way to taking a 25-18 lead at halftime.
The Mids carried the momentum of a Taylor Dunham trey as the first half clock expired into the start of the second half as they rattled off eight of the first 10 points of the frame to take their largest lead at 33-20. The cushion was 35-23 when a 9-2 run by the Terriers brought them to within 35-32 with 11 minutes left to play.
The margin would again be three points at 37-34 and 39-36 when Marina Muenster made a pair of free throws to give Navy a five-point lead with five minutes still to play. A Boston missed shot was followed Ashanti Kennedy connecting on a long jumper. The Terriers answered with a layup to again make it a five-point game at 43-38 with 4:07 remaining.
Neither team scored the next time each had the ball, then Hannah Fenske hit a jumper to make it a 45-38 margin with three minutes left. Another miss by the Terriers was followed by Muenster scoring inside to expand the margin to 47-38 with just two minutes still on the clock.
Army enters Saturday's game on a seven-game winning streak -- the Black Knights have not lost since losing to Navy, 53-50, on Jan. 10 -- and with an 8-3 record in the Patriot League (16-5 overall).
The Black Knights have tallied road records of 3-2 in league play and 7-4 on the season.
Navy's victory over Army earlier this season gave the Mids a slim 32-31 advantage in the overall series with the Black Knights, as well as a 24-23 lead in league regular season games played between the teams.
Just as Navy has a slim edge in games played in West Point (16-14), so too does Army in games played in Annapolis (15-14).
A victory by Navy would give the Mids their eighth regular season sweep of Army (last was in 2012), while a win by the Black Knights would result in the teams splitting the season series for the 10th time (last was in 2014).
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth and $3 for groups of 20 or more, and are available online in advance of the game at NavySports.com. The Alumni Hall Ticket Office will open at 12:30 p.m.
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USNA Vehicle Access
Vehicle access to the U.S. Naval Academy is limited to those with a Department of Defense identification card. It is suggested that everyone else park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium ($5. per vehicle) and ride the free shuttle bus to and from the game. Shuttle bus service will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. Note that a government issued identification card must be carried and presented by visitors to the USNA prior to being allowed onto The Yard.