Feb. 12, 2010
ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The Navy women's basketball team will take to the Alumni Hall court for the second time in a span of 48 hours Saturday night when the Midshipmen play host to Lafayette in a 7 p.m. game.
Free live statistics from the game will be available on www.NavySports.com(.) Additionally, Navy All-Access subscribers will be able to receive an audio and video stream of the game. Additionally, fans in the Annapolis area can hear the game live on WNAV-AM 1430 starting at 6:45 p.m.
Fans are reminded that all non-Department of Defense stickered vehicles must park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium ($5) and ride the shuttle bus (free) to and from the Navy grounds.
Navy has dropped three of its last four games to see its record fall to 4-5 in league play. This current span of games includes a 54-53 setback to Lehigh Thursday night. The Mids trailed 54-48 late in the game against the Mountain Hawks, but took possession of the ball with 22 seconds left in the game. A shot by Megan Matheny (Fr., Lexington Park, Md.) with just a few seconds remaining went wide to end the rally and the game.
The Mids shot nearly 50 percent from the floor for the game against Lehigh, but committed 24 turnovers while forcing the Mountain Hawks into just 13 turnovers.
Four Mids scored in double figures against the Mountain Hawks. Angela Myers (Jr., San Antonio, Texas) led all players in the game with 12 points. Joining her in double digits on the night for Navy were Chey Arvin (Fr., Noblesville, Ind.) and K.C. Gordon (Sr., Vienna, Va.) with 11 points apiece and Cassie Consedine (Jr., Bartlesville, Okla.) with 10 points.
Lafayette, meanwhile, enters Saturday's game on a six-game losing streak that has dropped its league record on the year to 2-7. Its last two losses have been three-point decisions to Holy Cross and Colgate.
The last win for the Leopards was a 46-43 victory over Navy on January 16 in Easton, Pa. Lafayette's offense scored 10 of the game's final 13 points while its defense held Navy without a field goal for the final five minutes of the game.
Just as turnovers hurt Navy in its loss Thursday to Lehigh, it also cost the Mids greatly in their first game against the Leopards. Navy committed 21 turnovers on the afternoon that directly led to 22 points for Lafayette.
Individually, Lafayette's Sarah McGorry scored a game-high 16 points to lead all players, while Gordon scored 13 points to pace the Navy offense.
Following Saturday's game, Navy will play its next three games on the road (at Holy Cross, at Army, at American) before the Mids return home to play host to Colgate on Feb. 27 in the regular season finale.