American Women Get Revenge, Down Army 76-66

Eagles avenge early season loss to Cadets in West Point

Freshman Chanel Hunt had a career night at Army, recording a collegiate-high 20 points in the Eagles' 76-66 victory in West Point.
Gameday Central
American 76
Army 66
Box Score
Points: Macfarlane (Army) 23
Rebounds: Macfarland (Army) 23

The American women's basketball team avenged its 78-69 home loss to Army on Jan. 12 with a 76-66 victory over the Black Knights on Wednesday at Chirstl Arena in West Point. American (10-11, 5-4 PL) got a career-high 20 points from freshman Chanel Hunt, including a clutch jumper with 37 seconds left, to seal the Patriot League win.

The Eagles led by 10, 36-26, at the half behind Katryn Costenbader's 13-point outburst. But after the break Army (8-14, 3-5 PL) countered with Katie Macfarlane's 20 second half points, including a pair of free throws that tied the game at 66-66 with 1:44 to play.

Back-to-back layups by Chanel Spriggs and Kaitlin Schuyler gave American a four-point cushion before Hunt's jumper gave the team some breathing room with half a minute to play.

Hunt and Jenyce Woodruff each connected on one shot from the charity stripe before Spriggs managed a steal and a breakaway layup with eight seconds left for the final 76-66 margin.

The Eagles recorded a season-low nine turnovers on the night while Army committed 26 in the team's fourth-straight loss.

Costenbader finished with 18 points and senior Hollie Steinman recorded her third double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

Army was led by Macfarlane's 23 points and 16 rebounds, while teammates Christine Gassman (17) and Amy Saal (10) also finished in double figures.

American looks to extend its winning streak to four-straight with a trip to Easton, Pa., on Saturday to face the Leopards of Lafayette College. Tip-off is slated for 1:00 p.m. and will be followed by the men's contest.