Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Colgate

Women's Basketball Returns Home to Host Colgate

American (4-8, 1-0 PL) vs. Colgate (4-8, 1-0 PL)
Monday, Jan. 2
2 p.m. in Washington, D.C. (Bender Arena)
Series Record:
 American leads, 29-6
Last Meeting: Jan. 30, 2016 at AU - American 64, Colgate 56

American Notes
Colgate Notes 

WASHINGTON - The American University women's basketball team returns home on Monday, Jan. 2, to host its first conference match of the 2016-17 season.  The Eagles will tipoff against Colgate at 2 p.m. in Bender Arena.

Both teams enter the contest with a 4-8 overall record, and are coming off wins in their conference openers.  AU overpowered Loyola Maryland on the road on Dec. 30, 60-45, while the Raiders beat out Lafayette, 76-69.

THE SERIES
American leads the series with Colgate handedly, with a 29-6 overall record.  The teams have met regularly since American joined the Patriot League during the 2001-02 season.  

SCOUTING THE EAGLES
The Eagles are coming off a big victory in their Patriot League opener last week at Loyola Maryland.  An early 6-0 run by senior Lauren Crisler gave AU the upper-hand immediately, and they continued to control the game, shooting 47.9 percent from the floor to the Greyhound's 28.8 percent.

Junior Kaitlyn Lewis and Crisler each tallied in the double-figures to lead the Eagles in scoring.  Lewis put up a team-high 13 points and Crisler added another dozen while also contributing six rebounds.

Sophomore Cecily Carl put up her first double-figure game on the boards, just missing out on her first double-double of the year with nine points and ten rebounds.

The Eagles have outshot all but three of their opponents so far this season, averaging 43.9 percent from the field to their competitors' 38.2 percent average.

SCOUTING THE RAIDERS
Colgate also enters Monday's contest off of a Patriot League win, after beating Lafayette, 76-69, on Friday, Dec. 30.

Three Raiders scored in the double-figures, starting with a pair of 22-point efforts from senior Katie Curtis and junior Kateri Stone.  Sophomore Chelsey Koren contributed another 15 points to the final tally.

Sophomore forward Mylah led the team on the boards with ten rebounds.

Colgate averages 66.2 ppg on 39.9 percent shooting from the field.  Prior to Friday's game, the Greyhounds led the conference in free throw percentage and was ranked second in the league in 3-point percentage, blocked shots, and defensive rebounds.

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