Women’s Basketball Wins at Army

Charlotte Dursee, Senior Writer

The Bison women’s basketball team traveled to West Point, N.Y. this past weekend to take on the Army Black Knights (8-13, 6-5 PL). The Bison are currently 9-13 in regular play and 5-6 in the Patriot League. 

The game started in favor of the Blue and Orange with a quick 4-0 run. Buckets came from Emma Shaffer ’23 and Emma Theodorsson ’26. 

The rest of the quarter remained in the Bison’s control until Army went on a 5-0 run of their own. Cecelia Collins ’25 quickly ended that streak with a basket to end the score of the first quarter at 16-11. This is Collins’ first game back on the court since the Boston University game on Jan. 2. 

The Bison continued to control the game throughout the second quarter. Collins added four more points this quarter, Isabella King ’25 added some impressive free throws and Caroline Dingler ’24 added a basket to push the lead to 31-23 by the half.

The third quarter started out with the Bison going up 11 points. However, Army was able to gain some control over the game. About halfway through the quarter, the game was tied up at 37-37 and soon after Army was up four points, the biggest lead they would have that day. 

“Anytime they went on a run, we fought back with a run of our own and luckily at the end we had more punches,” Collins said.

Collins and King continued to do what they do best. Collins tipped a pass onto their attacking end and chased after it. She soon found King who finished the layup and drew the foul for the three point play. The quarter ended with Army only up 43-42.

Remi Sisselman ’25 scored two free throws at the start of the final quarter and managed to take back the lead. Army soon tied it up again. Tai Johnson ’23 and King combined for five points to take back the lead for a final time. 

Despite not scoring another basket, the Bison made nine free throws in order to seal the deal. The Blue and Orange ended with a 60-50 victory. 

For the second game in a row, King ended with 19 points, tying her career high. Collins ended with 10. 

“It felt good getting back out there,” Collins said. “Obviously I am going to have to shake off some rust and get back into playing shape, but I was just happy to be with my teammates again!”

The Bison look to keep up their winning streak against Navy Feb. 8 at home.

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