O'Hare Becomes New 3-Point Leader at Army
WEST POINT, N.Y. - Jamie O'Hare added another major milestone to her standout career on College Hill Wednesday night, becoming Lafayette's all-time 3-point field goal leader in the third quarter of an 84-57 defeat at Patriot League-leading Army.
O'Hare's second long ball of the game, which came with 2:38 left in the third, was the 169th of her career, moving her past Kara Stetler '07 for the all-time lead. It also reduced an Army lead which had been as high as 27 points in the first half down to 12 at 55-43 with plenty of time left in the contest. The Black Knights, though, ended the quarter on a 7-2 run, and they steadily added back to their advantage in the final 10 minutes.
O'Hare ended the evening with 15 points, surpassing both Maureen McKenna '83 and Nancy Lembo '88 on the all-time scoring list. She is now 14th in program history with 1,083 points to her credit.
Ashley Lutz and Maia Hood, meanwhile, each registered double-doubles for the Maroon and White. Lutz had a team-high 16 points and 13 rebounds, notching her third double-double of the season and sixth of her collegiate career, while Hood contributed 15 points and 10 boards in a career-high 35 minutes off the bench.
No Leopard, however, had an answer for Army senior guard Kelsey Minato. She was unconscious from long distance in the first quarter, hitting all six of her 3-point attempts, and ended the game with 33 points on 11-for-16 shooting from the floor. Minato is averaging a Patriot League-high 24.0 points per game overall.
Her hot shooting had the Black Knights in front 22-8 at the end of the first quarter, and the lead was 47-24 heading into the second half.
Still trailing by 23 at 53-30 with 6:44 remaining in the third, Lafayette went on a 10-0 run over the three-plus minutes, capped by a Hood layup with 3:06 on the clock. O'Hare's milestone 3-pointer followed two Army free throws to get the Leopards within 12, but that was the closest they would get in the comeback attempt.
Aimee Oertner (14 points) and Janae McNeal (13 points) joined Minato in double figures for the Black Knights (18-2, 9-1 PL) who extended their winning streak to eight games in a row. They remain tied with Bucknell for first place in the conference.
The Leopards (4-16, 2-8 PL) shot 29.0 percent from the floor (20-69) and 18.8 percent from 3-point range (3-16), though they did sink 14-of-17 attempts from the charity stripe (82.4 percent). Hood led the way in that department, going 7-for-8 from the line, and both she and Lutz were only three points shy of their career-high scoring totals set earlier in the year.
Lafayette will look to put an end to its three-game losing streak on the road at Boston University on Saturday afternoon, with tip-off scheduled for 2 p.m.
The Leopards had two players achieve a double-double for the first time since Danielle Fiacco '14 (14 points, 14 rebounds) and Emily Homan '15 (10 points, 10 rebounds) accomplished the feat at Loyola on Feb. 12, 2014.
Hood's 10 rebounds matched a career-high, and seven of those 10 boards came on the offensive side of the ball.