Steinman leads Eagles with 14 points and nine rebounds
Senior Hollie Steinman led the Eagles with 14 points and nine rebounds against Navy.
|Points: Steinman (AU) 24|
Rebounds: Steinman, Hunt (AU), Davidson (Navy)9
ANNAPOLIS, Md.-- American women's basketball
team fell to Navy tonight 67-50. The Eagles were held to their
lowest point total of the season and fell to 12-13 overall and 7-6
in the Patriot
League. Navy moved to 13-13 overall and 5-8 in league play.
The teams played an extremely close game for the first nine minutes of the game and they were tied at 15. Navy then went on a 15-4 run over the next ten minutes behind five points by Bryanna Herring and four by Alison Luchsinger as the Eagles had scoreless stretches of three and four minutes. American scored five of the last six points of the half to cut the deficit to 31-24 at the break. Hollie Steinman led the Eagles by scoring ten points in the first half.
Navy was very good on the offensive boards in the first half, grabbing 15 and scoring 14 second chance points. The Mids also outrebounded the Eagles 28 to 22 in the first stanza. American did not shoot well in the first half going 10-for-33 (30.3 percent) from the field including 0-for-6 from three-point range. Navy did not shoot much better, only making 12-of-35 (34.3 percent) and 1-for-9 from behind the three point arc.
The Eagles started strong in the second half, scoring the first seven points to knot the game at 31 with a Maria Werries three-pointer. However, American quickly cooled off, scoring only one basket from the field over the next nine minutes as the Midshipmen opened a 13 point lead thanks to a 16-3 run. Navy's Lauren Zapf hit three three-pointers to stretch the lead to 53-36 with eight minutes remaining.
American's cold shooting from the field lasted the entire game as they shot 19-for-66 (28.8 percent) and only 50 percent from the foul line. After making a school record 13 three-pointers in the first matchup with the Midshipmen, the Eagles only made two while attempting 15. Steinman had a solid game for the Eagles scoring 14 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Chanel Hunt also snagged nine boards for American while Chanel Spriggs had four assists.
American wraps up the remainder of its regular season with a home game against Holy Cross on Feb. 23 at 3:15 p.m. Seniors Hollie Steinman and Danielle Johnson will be honored before the game as they play for the last time in Bender Arena.