Patriot League Announces Women’s Basketball Recap Presented By PenFed Credit Union (1.8.22)


At HOLY CRUSADERS (8-5, 2-0 PL) 64, LEHIGH MOUNTAIN HAWKS (10-4, 2-1 PL) 53

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross beat defending Patriot League champions Lehigh (64-53) on Saturday night in Worcester.
* Junior fullback Avery LaBarbera recorded a career-high 30 points and 17 rebounds, while junior forward Oluchi Ezemma totaled 11 points and 10 rebounds for his fifth double-double of the season.
* This was LaBarbera’s second 30-point performance in his college career, as it was the fourth consecutive double-double and sixth of the season.
* The Crusaders held the Mountain Hawks down to 53 points, their lowest point total this season.
* Lehigh’s senior forward Emma Grothaus (15) and senior guard Megan Walker (10) both scored in double digits.
* Grothaus added seven rebounds and two assists while Walker added four steals.
Summaries: the holy cross | Lehigh


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WEST POINT, NY – The Army West Point Black Knights improved to 2-1 in the league with a 66-63 victory over Colgate on Saturday afternoon.
* The Black Knights had a trio of double-digit players, including junior guard Hope Brown (16), senior guard Alisa Fallon (14) and junior forward Sabria Hunter (13).
* Hunter also had 14 rebounds for his seventh double-double of the season and led all players with five steals.
* Army limited the Raiders to just nine points in the second quarter, edging Colgate, 20-9.
* Colgate finished with three players in double-digit points: first-year guard Morgan McMahon (24), second-year forward Tiasia McMillan (14) and first-year forward Sophia Diehl (10).
* McMahon’s 24 points mark a career high for the rookie. She also had five assists at the top of the team.
* Diehl added seven rebounds to his stat line while McMillan added six rebounds, three assists and three steals.
Summaries: West Point Army | Colgate

LAFAYETTE LEOPARDS (6-6, 2-0 PL) 54 to NAVY HELPERS (4-10, 1-3 PL) 44

The score of the box
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland – Lafayette handed the Navy their third conference loss as the Leopards claimed a 54-44 victory on Saturday.
* The Leopards were led by four double-digit scoring players, including junior guard Jessica Booth (14), second year guard Makayla Andrews (14), senior guard Nicole Johnson (10) and senior forward Naomi Ganpo ( 10).
* Senior full-back Makaila Wilson led all players in rebounds (11) and assists (4), with two steals and a block.
* Lafayette held a 49-35 rebound lead over Navy.
* Navy senior guard Jennifer Coleman scored 14 points and totaled six rebounds, two assists and one steal.
* Ciera Hertelendy led the Mids with eight rebounds – six on defense.
* Second-year Navy goaltender Sydne Watts contributed eight points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks.
Summaries: Lafayette | Marine

The score of the box
BOSTON, Mass .– Boston University improved to 3-0 in the league with a 66-46 victory over the Americans on Saturday afternoon.
* Second-year forward Caitlin Weimar led BU with 16 points, a career-high 18 rebounds, four blocks, one assist and one steal.
* Weimar’s double-digit points and rebounds marked his second double-double of the season.
* Junior full-back Sydney Johnson scored 13 points with six assists. First-year goaltender Alex Giannaros added 11 points to the win.
* Senior forward Riley Childs totaled nine points and nine rebounds, just under a double-double.
* Senior US forward Taylor Brown finished the game with 15 points and six rebounds, while senior guard Jade Edwards scored 10 points.
* The Eagles held a 14-11 lead over the Terriers in second chance points.
Summaries: American | Boston university

At BUCKNELL BISON (10-4, 1-2 PL) 62, LOYOLA MARYLAND LEVERS (3-9, 0-2 PL) 42
The score of the box
LEWISBOURG, PA – Bucknell claimed his first conference victory of the season with a 62-42 victory over Loyola on Saturday.
* Bucknell’s junior forward Carly Krsul scored a team-high 14 points with six rebounds and two blocks.
* First-year guard Cecelia Collins totaled 12 points, six rebounds, seven assists and two steals.
* Senior guard Taylor O’Brien contributed 10 points, seven boards and two blocks to the victory.
* Loyola first-year forward Lex Therien led all players with a career-high 23 points to go with 14 rebounds for her second and fourth consecutive double-double of the season.
* Therien scored Loyola’s nine points in the first quarter to help the Greyhounds lag by a single point heading into the second quarter.
* Senior goalie Taleah Dixon scored six points while junior goalie Bri Rozzi had the team’s four best assists.
Summaries: Bucknell | Loyola Maryland

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The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic success, continuously demonstrating that student-athletes can excel in both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The sporting success of the Patriot League is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and developing student-athletes who are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics in the institutions of the Patriot League is considered an important part of a well-rounded education.


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