Feb. 4, 2005
West Point, N.Y. - Senior forward Chanel Hunt (Raleigh, N.C./Ravenscroft) stepped to the free throw line with just under four seconds left and calmly sank a pair to ice a hard-fought, 51-47 road win at Army Friday.
Leading 49-43 with 1:15 left in the game, the Eagles allowed the host Black Knights back into the game by missing the front end of three consecutive one-and-ones while Army mounted a 4-0 run to pull back within two. However, Hunt was fouled on the rebound of the Eagles' final free throw miss, and hit both of her attempts. Hunt finished with 19 points on the night on seven-of-12 shooting, including hitting three-of-six treys.
American built up a large first-half lead, entering the lockerroom up 29-16. The game was tied at 12 a piece at the 11:05 mark of the first period, but the Eagles ripped off a 15-0 run over the next 6:37 to pull ahead 29-14. The Black Knights scored just two points - on a pair of free throws - in the last 11 minutes of the first period. AU held Army to just 25 percent shooting in the opening period, compared to 57.1 percent for the Eagles.
American held the advantage in most statistical categories in the final stats. The Eagles outshot Army, 44.4 percent to 35.3 percent and outrebounded the hosts 39 to 24. AU got the win despite turning the ball over 30 times.
Along with Hunt's 19 points, she added four rebounds and three steals in 28 minutes. Kim Salem (Oakville, Ontario/St. Thomas Aquines) was the only other Eagle in double-figures, with 12 points. The Eagles move to 9-12 overall, 4-4 in the Patriot League, and into a tie with Army for third place.
Army, which falls to 11-10 overall, had only one player - Jen Hansen, with 10 points - in double-digits. The Eagles held six-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week Cara Enright to just six points on three-for-13 shooting.
American continues its road trip on Sunday when it visits Holy Cross at 2 p.m.