Nov. 29, 2000
Washington, D.C. - The American University Women's Basketball powered past the Midshipmen of the U.S. Naval Academy, 75-67, to clinch their first win of the season in part one of a two-game doubleheader this evening in Bender Arena.
American (1-4) out-scored the Midshipmen 14-6 in overtime to win their first contest under the direction of new head coach Shann Hart and snap a four-game slide. The Eagles held a nine point lead, 55-46, with 1:01 remaining in the game before Navy went on a 13-6 run to tie the game at, 61-61, on a Davidson trey with :01 remaining in regulation to force overtime. The Eagles were led by Erin Brady (G, So., Weatherly, PA/Marian Catholic) who posted a career-high 26 points, including 14-for-23 from the line to lead four in double figures. Junior Hollie Steinman (F, Pittsfield, MA/Taconic) added 17 points and a team-high nine boards, while senior Jamie Dowd (F, Sr., Wilmington, DE/Ursuline Academy) chipped in 11 points in her first game back from knee surgery. The Eagles shot 61% from the line and out-rebounded Navy 45-40.
Navy (1-3) was paced by Courtney Davidson's 16 points. She hit 16 of the Midshipmen's last 18 points, including the trey that forced a final overtime period. Adrienne Roseti added 15 points and 17 rebounds, while Maile Shimoda chipped in 13 points.
Tied at 21-21 with 2:18 remaining in the half, the Eagles managed an 8-0 run capped off by a Dowd layup to take a, 29-21, halftime advantage. The Eagles were paced by Brady's 10 points, while Navy's Roseti added 10 points to lead the Midshipmen at the break.
The Eagles will be back in action this weekend December 2-3, 2000, when they host the second annual AU Tip-off Classic featuring NCAA past participant Holy Cross, Delaware State and St. Francis of New York. Holy Cross will meet Delaware State in the opening game at 1:00 p.m. in Bender Arena followed by tournament host American and St. Francis at 3:00 p.m. Navy will host Marist on Friday, December 1, 2000, at 7:30 p.m.