The American University women's basketball team will host Lafayette on Saturday, Feb. 15 for Senior Day. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. from Bender Arena.
American (17-7, 10-3) is tied for second place in the Patriot League after picking up its fourth straight win, 69-56, at Lehigh on Wednesday night. Alexis Dobbs and Arron Zimmerman scored 19 points apiece and Shaquilla Curtis added 13 for the Eagles. Dobbs tallied a team-best nine rebounds and Jen Dumiak dished out six assists. American shot 35.0 percent from the floor and went 4-of-17 from beyond the arc in the win.
Dobbs leads three double-digit scorers for the Eagles with 12.8 points per game and ranks third in the conference in both assists per game (4.6) and steals per game (1.5). Zimmerman has added a team-best 13.0 ppg and Dumiak is averaging 11.0 ppg in Patriot League play this season. Sarah Kiely has posted a team and career-best 5.8 rebounds per game for American.
Double-doubles from Danielle Fiacco and Emily Homan led Lafayette (13-11, 7-6) to a 58-45 victory at Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday night. Fiacco posted 14 points and 14 rebounds for her second consecutive double-double while Homan finished with 10 points and 10 boards. The Leopards held a 55-29 edge on the glass, registering 19 offensive boards in the win. Lafayette shot 32.1 percent from the field and went 5-of-18 from 3-point range.
American improved its series record to 29-5 after every player scored for the Eagles in its 72-57 win at Lafayette earlier this season. Dobbs and Zimmerman led American with 12 points apiece while Geleisa George chipped in 11. George and Zimmerman pulled down five boards each as the Eagles held a 39-28 advantage in rebounds. Jamie O'Hare led the Leopards with a game-high 14 points and Linnel Macklin added 13. American is 16-0 all-time against Lafayette when playing at home.
Prior to Saturday's contest, the Eagles will honor the accomplishments of its four senior student-athletes, Dobbs, George, Kiely and Ti'Asia McGeorge. Saturday will also mark Alumnae Day for American. The game will be broadcast live on the Patriot League Network.