Herbert on Sports Update

With the Corps on Christmas Leave, it's pretty quiet around West Point. Here's what's happening in Army sports.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (9-2): Defeated Long Beach State on their court in California , 69-59. Army led 36-27 at the half, but scored the first 7 points in the second half to pull away. Junior Cara Enright (a California native) led Army with 14 points. This evening, the cadets finish their two-game road trip with a game at U. of California-Irvine.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (9-2): After a week of final exams, Coach Crews scheduled two Division III schools at home to get our shooting eye back. On Saturday, we defeated State U. of NY Purchase, 101-40. The starting five played less than a half as Coach Crews cleared the bench. Senor Matt Bell led Army with 17 points. (Largest margin of victory since we beat Maryland, 85-22 in 1944.) On Monday, Army defeated NY Maritime, 92-42. Midway through the first half, Army was ahead 35-2. Bell again led Army with 19 points.

This evening, Army plays at Notre Dame (9-1), ranked 20th in the nation. Then, on the 28th of December, we're at Michigan.

RUGBY TEAM: Spring schedule just announced. We will play California on their pitch at 1 p.m. on 17 February. Army will participate in the Round of Sixteen for the national championship on 20-22 April at Penn State.

FOOTBALL: Junior wide-receiver and punt return specialist Jeremy Trimble has been named to the All-America third team as a punt returner. As a wide receiver, Trimble caught 52 passes during the 2006 season.

Linda (and Bridget, subbing this week) join me in wishing all of you the best of holiday seasons!

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