Women’s Basketball Seeks 10th Conference Win at Army on Wednesday

Women’s Basketball Seeks 10th Conference Win at Army on Wednesday

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Teams: American (16-8, 9-1 PL) vs. Army (10-14, 4-6 PL)
Date & Time: Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 7:00 p.m.
Location: Christl Arena, West Point, N.Y.
Web Broadcast: Patriot League All*Access
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The American University women's basketball team will look to extend its Patriot League record to 10-1 when it visits Army on Wednesday, February 17 at 7 p.m. in West Point, N.Y.

American (16-8, 9-1 Patriot League) is coming off an impressive 82-47 victory over Colgate on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena. Liz Leer led the Eagles with a career-best 27 points on 9-15 shooting from the floor, including 4-5 from three-point range. She also added team-highs with eight rebounds, five assists and two blocked shots. This performance follows her 16-point effort in AU's win at Bucknell last Wednesday, earning the junior for her career Patriot League Player of the Week honor. Leer currently leads the Patriot League with 2.4 blocks her game, which ranks 21st in the country.

The Eagles currently rank in the top 30 in the country in several team statistics, including 14th in free throw percentage (76.0 percent), 16th in scoring defense (55.0 ppg) and 27th in fewest turnovers (15.2 per game).

Army (10-14, 4-6 PL) enters Wednesday's game having dropped seven of its last nine contests. Erin Anthony leads the Black Knights with 16.3 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. She has recorded 11 double-doubles so far this season.

AU and Army met this season on January 20 in Washington with the Eagles coming away with a 64-49 victory. The Eagles jumped out to a 43-24 halftime lead and never looked back on their way to the win. Leer had 14 points and 13 rebounds, recording her first double-double of the season and third of her career. Michelle Kirk and Lisa Strack each scored 14 points as well for American.

American leads the all-time series against Army, 12-8, and holds a 5-4 advantage in games played in West Point. The Eagles dropped last season's meeting at Army, 60-58, although they were victorious two years ago.

Wednesday's game can be watched live on Patriot League All*Access.

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