Army and Community Sports

  • Men’s Basketball secures win with second-half comeback

    A career game from sophomore guard Lonnie Grayson guided the Army West Point Men’s Basketball team to its fourth-straight win as the Black Knights claimed a 69-63 road victory over Lafayette Jan. 26 at the Kirby Sports Center in Easton, Pennsylvania.
    Grayson provided a much-needed spark off the bench for the Black Knights (11-10, 6-2 Patriot League) against Lafayette (5-14, 2-6 Patriot League). The second-year guard dropped a career-best 19 points to go with a career-high six rebounds and three steals.
    Army got another efficient scoring outing from junior Matt Wilson after the center put up 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting to pair with eight boards.
    Senior forward John Emezie was electric off the bench and came up huge in the second half for the Black Knights, scoring all 11 of his points in the final frame. Read More

  • Gymnastics shines in road meet at Springfield

    Led by senior Cole Casanova, the Army West Point Gymnastics team defeated Springfield, 395.050-388.050, Jan. 26 in Springfield, Massachusetts.
    Casanova championed the meet with a career-high 82.350 in the all-around. The senior captain placed first in five of his six events.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • Casanova garnered a career-high 82.350 in the meet.
    • He championed five of his six events.
    • As a team, the Black Knights posted a program record score on floor exercise today combining for a 69.650.
    • Apart from the all-around, Casanova had career-highs in three events.

    Competition
    • The floor exercise gave Army a solid lead over the Pride.
    • Casanova’s career-high 14.250 paced Army, while Mathew Davis (14.100) and Erik Del Cid (13.800) and Elliott Herman (13.800) followed in second and third. Read More

  • Navy Sweep: Women’s Basketball holds off last Navy surge

    The Army West Point Women’s Basketball team used a 16-2 second-half run to pull ahead of rival Navy before holding on for a 55-52 win Jan. 19 at Christl Arena.
    Army halted Navy’s five-game winning streak in the series thanks to 15 points and nine rebounds from senior forward Madison Hovren. Rookie forward Lindsey Scamman added 11 points on 4-of-7 shooting.
    Freshman guard Alisa Fallon contributed on the boards with a game-high 10 rebounds, while senior guard Jess Lewis finished with eight points and five assists.
    The Black Knights shot 41.2 percent from the floor and 38.5 percent from distance in the game.
    Navy had three players in double figures with Kolbi Green leading the way with 13 points, while Bianca Roach and Jasmine Bishop had 10 apiece. Read More

  • Navy Sweep: Men’s Basketball pulls away in final minutes over Navy

    In a two-point game with 2:48 left to play, the Army West Point Men’s Basketball team went on an 11-2 run to pull away and top service-academy rival Navy, 72-61, in a Patriot League game Jan. 19 at Christl Arena.
    The Black Knights (9-10, 4-2 Patriot League) continued their home success, picking up their third consecutive league win at Christl Arena this season after defeating the Midshipmen (6-11, 3-3 Patriot League).
    Junior guard Tommy Funk stayed hot and delivered a stellar performance on the court by filling up the stat sheet. The junior tallied a game-high 22 points on 7-of-10 shooting, while knocking down four 3-pointers. He added a game-best seven assists to pair with six boards.
    Junior forward Matt Wilson was a bruiser down low in the paint, coming away with a double-double after totaling 17 points and 11 boards to go along with a career-best three blocks. Read More

  • Wrestling takes final five matches in win at Penn

    After being tied at 10 after the first five matches, the Army West Point wrestling team won the final five matches of the evening to capture a 28-10 victory over Penn on Sunday afternoon at the Palestra in Philadelphia.
    The Black Knights improved to 5-2 on the season and 5-0 in EIWA matches, while the Quakers dropped to 1-5 and 0-1 in conference.
    The heart of Army’s lineup came through once again as the Cadets powered through the matches from 157 to 197 pounds, going 6-0 and outscoring their opponents by a combined 55-14. Army picked up bonus point wins over that stretch from freshman  Corey Shie (141 lbs.), junior Ben Harvey (174 lbs.) and junior Noah Stewart (184 lbs.).

    How it happened
    • 125 lbs.: Carmen Ferrante inj. Read More

  • Hockey shows fight in comeback victory over RMC

    Trailing 2-1 in the third period, the Army West Point Black Knights scored four straight goals in a 10-minute span to secure a 5-2 victory over international rival RMC Jan. 19 at Christl Arena.
    The Black Knights continued on to a 12-game unbeaten streak in the series with RMC and now boast an eight-game winning streak.

    How it happened
    • The Black Knights controlled the first period with a 13-3 shot advantage.
    • Sophomore forward Mason Krueger dinged the pipe eight minutes into the frame, but the score stayed knotted at 0-0.
    • The Paladins got on the board first scoring with 14:50 on the clock in the second stanza.
    • Army evened the score close when senior forward Taylor Maruya stole the puck in the defensive zone and passed it up to senior forward Tipper Higgins. Read More

  • Men’s Swimming & Diving bests Bucknell

    Coming fresh off a Friday win, the Army West Point Men’s Swimming and Diving team continued to stay in rhythm and secured a 203.5-91.5 victory over Bucknell Jan. 12 in a Patriot League dual meet in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania.
    The Black Knights (4-2, 2-1 Patriot League) won 12 events opposite the Bison (3-4, 3-3 Patriot League) en route to their second consecutive league victory.

    Army notables
    • The Black Knights got off to a strong start once sophomore Brian McKenrick, junior Brady Almand, junior Kevin Doo and sophomore Josh Zock came up with a win in the 200 medley relay after finishing at 1:32.49.
    • When it came time for the 1000 free, senior Tom Ottman bested the competition with a time of 9:26.63, nearly 20 seconds faster than the second-place finisher. Read More

  • Davis, Casanova shine in WPO individual finals

    The Army West Point Gymnastics team was well represented in the West Point Open individual finals Jan. 12 at Christl Arena.
    Freshman Mathew Davis and senior Cole Casanova finished in the top-6 in all the events they qualified for.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • Casanova represented the Black Knights in four events, while Davis competed in three.
    • Casanova set a season-high mark on the vault with a 14.000. He tied for second in the event.
    • Davis captured second on the floor with a 13.850 and third on high bar with a 12.650.

    Competition
    • On high bar, junior Alejandro Tombrink was also successful for the Black Knights with a 12.600 to tie for fourth.
    • Casanova placed third on parallel bars by turning out a 13.000. Read More

  • Army West Point Gymnastics places third at West Point Open

    The Army West Point Gymnastics team placed third at the 28th annual West Point Open team finals Jan. 11. The Black Knights combined for a team score of 392.100.
    Senior Cole Casanova finished second in the All-Around with an 80.050 which ties his career-high.
    Freshman Mathew Davis placed sixth in his collegiate gymnastics debut with marks of 76.200.

    Army highlights and meet notes
    • Casanova posted two career-highs in the competition.
    • The senior captain notched a 13.800 on still rings to place seventh and then a 13.500 on pommel for seventh as well.
    • Davis’ best finish was second on the floor exercise with a personal best 14.300.
    • Junior Erik Del Cid led the way for the Cadets on vault with a career-high 14.350 score while capturing second place. Read More

  • Wrestling dominates over Binghamton on mat

    The Army West Point Wrestling team opened its home dual schedule with a 30-7 victory over Binghamton Sunday at Gillis Field House.
    The Black Knights improved to 3-2 on the year and 3-0 in duals against Eastern Intercollegiate Wrestling Association opponents.
    Army jumped out to an early 9-0 lead after the first two matches with junior Trey Chalifoux earning a 7-1 decision over Audey Ashkar and sophomore Lane Peters exciting the Army crowd with a first-period pin against Zack Trampe.
    The Black Knights won eight of the 10 matches on the day with three bonus point victories.

    How it happened
    125 lbs.—Junior Trey Chalifoux dec. over Audey Ashkar, 7-1 (Army leads, 3-0);
    133 lbs.—Sophomore Lane Peters pinned Zack Trampe at 2:46 (Army leads, 9-0);
    141 lbs.: Anthony Sparacio dec. Read More

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