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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (23-5): Played at Navy Sunday, and routed the Middies 58-43. Senior Jennifer Hansen and yearling Alex McGuire each scored 14. Yearling Courtney Wright had 10 points and a career high 14 rebounds. Army led 30-15 at halftime. Back home Tuesday, Army defeated Lafayette 70-57. It was our 14th straight win over Lafayette, and improved our league record to 10-3.

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL (23-5):  Played at Navy Sunday, and routed the Middies   58-43.  Senior Jennifer Hansen and yearling Alex McGuire each scored 14.  Yearling Courtney Wright had 10 points and a career high 14 rebounds.  Army led 30-15 at halftime.  Back home Tuesday, Army defeated Lafayette 70-57.  It was our 14th straight win over Lafayette, and improved our league record to 10-3.  Alex McGuire was high scorer for Army with 16, and junior Stephanie Stone scored 12.  McGuire also had 3 steals.  Army plays Bucknell at home this weekend to complete the regular season.  For the Patriot League playoffs, we should be seded at least #2.

GYMNASTICS (5-1):  Won the All-Academy championships in San Francisco with a score of 199.40.  Navy was second, Air Force third.  Army is ranked 11th nationally; Navy is 14th.  Army will be at Temple Saturday to face Temple and Illinois-Chicago.

MEN'S BASKETBALL (14-14):  Lost to Navy Saturday at Annapolis 76-68, as Navy hit 12 of 24 3-pointers.  At home yesterday, we finally broke the 7 game losing streak with a vengeance, routing Lafayette 83-65.  Army took a 22 point lead in the first half; began by hitting our first 6 shots and shooting 71% by intermission.  Senior Matt Bell scored 24 and junior Jarrell Brown 25 for Army.  Bucknell here to conclude the regular season Saturday.

LACROSSE (1-0):  Edged Marist in our opener under wintry conditions 7-6.  Seven different players scored for Army.  At Syracuse Saturday.

FOOTBALL:  Tim Walsh of Portland State was hired as our new offensive coordinator, and he will also coach quarterbacks.

HOCKEY (16-10-5):  Swept Bentley in two league games at home last weekend, winning 3-1 and 4-2.  Bentley scored first in both games.  Army's yearling goalie Josh Kassel was named Atlantic Hockey Association "Goalie of the Week."  With the two wins, Army is assured of home ice advantage in the league playoffs.  The regular season concludes this weekend with a home-and-home series against Sacred Heart.  They are #2 in the league standings, Army is #3.

BASEBALL (1-2):  Army's All-American pitcher, senior Nick Hill, led Army to a 5-2 win over Sam Houston State in the season opener.  Hill pitched 6 shutout innings and gave up only 4 hits.  However, Sam Houston State won the Saturday doubleheader 16-3 and 6-3.  At Wofford for 3 games this weekend.

SOFTBALL (1-5):  Out of the winter and down to Georgia last weekend.  Lost a pair to Kennesaw State 16-1 and 8-2.  Lost to Georgia State 12-0.  Split a pair with Mercer, winning 5-4 but losing 17-8.  Lost to Furman 5-3.

RIFLE (10-2):  Defeated Navy for a second straight year in a 67 point rout 5811-5744.  Senior Mike Jablonski gained medalist honors with a career best 583 while junior Chris Abalo and yearling Wesley Hess tied for second in Air Rifle to lead Army.  It was Army's biggest win over Navy since 1985.

WOMEN'S TENNIS (3-5):  After losing our first 5 matches, things are now looking up.  Defeated Air Force for the 3rd straight year 4-3.  Army swept the 3 doubles matches and then split the six singles.  Plebe Kristin Beehler won the deciding point for Army.  Against Connecticut, our yearling doubles team of Sarah Giles-Madden and Jessica Shurtz came from behind to insure Army winning the doubles point, and we then took 5 of 6 singles matches for a 6-1 victory.

SWIMMING AND DIVING:  Army's men finished 2nd and our women finished 4th at the Patriot League Championships.  Army senior captain Zach Disbrow participated in six conference titles, set two Academy records, and three league and championship meet records.

TRACK AND FIELD:  Army's men defended their Patriot League indoor title – our 12th in 14 years – by edging Navy 154.5 to 140.5.  Army's women finished 3rd.


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