Army looks to take next step under Coach Zach Spiker

Send to Kindle In October 2009, Army coach Zach Spiker took the podium at Green Pond Country Club for the annual Patriot League Media Day men’s basketball luncheon under less than ideal circumstances. The new kid on the block had been hired just weeks earlier when Jim Crews was abruptly let go. Spiker was charged with turning around the fortunes of a Black Knights program that...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Army 65, American U. 44

Ella Ellis scored 16 points, and Army made a 27-7 run in the first half in a 65-44 victory over American University in a Patriot League tournament quarterfinal Wednesday night. Larry Toomey had 13 points and Kevin Ferguson 12 for the Black Knights (16-14), who lost at Lehigh 81-75 on Saturday after winning five consecutive games, including a 72-58 victory at American on Feb. 23...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Patriot League Tournament Preview

When and where: Wednesday, Saturday, Wednesday. Games played in the gym of the higher seed. Last year: Bucknell won the regular season title, but were knocked off by No. 2 seed Lehigh who would go on to knock off Duke in the NCAA Tournament. This year: For the 3rd straight year Bucknell won the regular season title. In the past three years they have 5 conference losses, though...
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March 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Lehigh 81, Army 75

Holden Greiner scored 24 points and grabbed 14 rebounds as Lehigh defeated Army 81-75 Saturday to earn the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League tournament. The Mountain Hawks (20-8, 10-4) led 53-37 with 13:04 remaining, but the Black Knights (15-14, 8-6) used a 25-9 run to tie it at 62, getting eight points each from Ella Ellis and Kyle Wilson. Lehigh went back in front on Justin Goldsborough...
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March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Army 69, Holy Cross 62

Ella Ellis scored 31 points, making all 13 of his free-throw attempts in the second half, as Army rallied to defeat Holy Cross 69-62 Wednesday night for a school-record fifth straight Patriot League win. The Black Knights (15-13, 8-5) are assured their first non-losing season since 1984-85 (16-13) and first Patriot League winning record. They also beat the Crusaders 80-66 on Jan...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Midpoint of Patriot League season offers as many questions as answers

The road to the Patriot League title will likely go through Bucknell and Lehigh again in 2013. (Credit: Keith Gary) With Boston University and Loyola (Md.) joining the Patriot League beginning with the 2013-14 season, the basketball teams are enjoying what will likely be the last mid-season bye week that has typically been built in to the 14-game schedule. This brief respite offers...
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February 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Lehigh 85, Army 76

Mackey McKnight scored 21 points and Lehigh shot 62.1 percent in the first half en route to an 85-76 Patriot League victory over Army on Sunday. The Mountain Hawks (16-5, 6-1) led by as many as 22 points in the first half and 47-31 at halftime after making 18 of 29 shots, including 5 of 9 on 3-pointers. Anthony D'Orazio scored 13 of his 15 points in the first half and had 10...
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February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Army 80, Holy Cross 66

Ella Ellis scored 23 points, making all 11 of his free throws, and Kyle Wilson added 21 as Army pulled away from Holy Cross 80-66 Wednesday night. The Black Knights (10-11, 3-3 Patriot League), who won two consecutive games for the first time since Dec. 22, trailed 20-13 when Ellis hit three free throws at the 9:20 mark. That sparked a 25-14 run to close the first half. Larry Toomey...
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January 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Army 77, American U. 64

Kyle Wilson scored 20 points on 7 of 11 shooting from the field, and Army outscored American University 19-6 to open the second half for a 77-64 victory in a Patriot League game Saturday. Kyle Toth and Ella Ellis had 12 points each and Larry Toomey 10 for the Black Knights (7-13, 2-3), who shot 52 percent from the field (26 of 50), 52.9 percent on 3-pointers (9 of 17) and 88.9 percent...
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January 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Colgate 93, Army 90

Murphy Burnatowski scored a career-high 35 points, including a game-winning 3-pointer with 17 seconds left in overtime, as Colgate defeated Patriot League-foe Army 93-90 Wednesday night. Colgate (7-13, 1-3) trailed 88-83 in overtime, but charged back with seven straight points, capped by Brandon James' 3-pointer with 1:50 left. Ella Ellis responded with two free throws for Army...
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January 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Navy 59, Army 50

Worth Smith scored 16 points as Navy used a first-half surge to pull away from Army, then held on to win 59-50 Sunday, snapping a six-game losing streak. Trailing by four, the Midshipmen (7-12, 1-2 Patriot League) launched a 28-8 run - denying the Black Knights a field goal for one 5:46 span - to lead 31-15. Ella Ellis scored seven of Army's first 10 points of the second half...
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January 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Army 77, Lafayette 54

Ella Ellis scored 23 points as Army took command early, then held off Lafayette 77-54 Wednesday night in Patriot League action, snapping a three-game skid and a six-game losing streak in the series. Ellis, who now has 1,337 career points, is six points shy of cracking the Black Knights' all-time Top 10. Kyle Toth's 3-pointer with 14:12 left in the first half gave Army ...
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Army basketball update: 01/16/2013

Army basketball started the week with a short trip to face Dartmouth (3-11, 0-1 Ivy League). The Black Knights were led by Ella Ellis who scored 15 points. Freshman guard Kyle Toth was second on the team with nine points but Army was unable to overcome a 44-27 rebound disadvantage.
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January 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Army 95, Houston Baptist 86

Ella Ellis scored 26 points and Army defeated Houston Baptist 95-86 on Monday. Ellis, playing in his hometown, was 15 for 16 from the free-throw line for the Black Knights (7-6). Kyle Wilson scored 24 points and Dylan Cox scored 13 for Army. The Huskies (4-9) led 36-35 at halftime, but Army shot 62 percent in the second half and outscored Houston Baptist 30-13 in one stretch. Ellis...
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December 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Army 96, Maine 67

Kyle Wilson scored 18 points, Ella Ellis had 17 and Army closed the first half by outscoring Maine 32-9 en route to a 96-67 victory Friday night. Larry Toomey and Kyle Toth had 11 points each and Josh Herbeck 10 for the Black Knights (5-5). Justin Edwards led the Black Bears (3-7) with 18 points. Army shot 55.9 percent from the field (33 of 59), 48.1 percent on 3-pointers (13...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Ella Ellis showing the way for a young Army squad

Ellis, not C.J. McCollum, owns the highest single-game scoring output in the Patriot League this season.  (Credit: Keith Gary) The late Al Maguire is credited with first uttering the often re-quoted “the best thing about freshmen is they become sophomores” phrase. If that is the case, then fourth-year Army coach Zach Spiker has a lot to look forward to if the Black Knights can...
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December 14, 2012  |  Discuss

NJIT 69, Army 67

Chris Flores scored 17 points and made the game-winning layup with 1 second left as New Jersey Institute of Technology overcame a poor shooting performance and a 14-point deficit to rally past Army 69-67 Tuesday night. Ryan Woods added 16 points, including the 3-pointer that tied the game at 67 with 16 seconds to go. The Highlanders (5-4) went on a 7-0 run in the final 1:21, with...
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December 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Penn St. 78, Army 70

D.J. Newbill scored 19 points and Jermaine Marshall added 16 as Penn State survived a second-half surge by Army in a 78-70 win on Saturday. Penn State (5-4) led by as much as 15 in the first half and carried a 12-point lead into the break, only to see its lead cut to two with 12 minutes remaining in the game. Army went cold from there, however, going more than seven minutes without...
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December 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Army 91, Marist 57

Ella Ellis scored 23 points, freshman Kyle Toth added a career-high 20 in his first start and Army hit 15 of 30 3-pointers to rout Marist 91-57 Tuesday night and snap a two-game skid. Ellis and Toth each made 6 of 9 from long range for the Black Knights (4-3), who hit only 6 of 26 treys in a 70-59 loss at Bryant on Dec. 1. Toth, whose previous high was four points, started in place...
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December 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Bryant 70, Army 59

Dyami Starks scored 20 points and Frankie Dobbs added 19 as Bryant defeated Army for the first time, 70-59 Saturday, to win its fourth straight game. The Bulldogs (4-2) took control early with a 30-15 lead at the 5:56 mark. However, the Black Knights (3-3) allowed only two more points, an Alex Francis dunk with 1:47 left, to make it 32-22 at the half. Ella Ellis hit a 3-pointer...
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December 01, 2012  |  Discuss

Army basketball is back!

No, a 3-2 record is not the world's greatest but this Army team looks like it has the weapons to possibly finish high in the Patriot League. It's a mixture of veteran and young players that's helping Army show improvement. Players like senior Ella Ellis and plebe Kyle Wilson are getting it done for the Black Knights.
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November 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Yale 86, Army 83

Sam Martin hit the go-ahead 3-pointer with 32 seconds left in double overtime as Yale edged Army 86-83 Saturday despite a career-high 37 points from the Black Knights' Ella Ellis. Austin Morgan, who was 11 of 11 from the line to lead Yale (2-5) with 19 points, added two free throws with 8 seconds remaining. Josh Herbeck missed a potentially tying 3-pointer with 1 second left...
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November 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Ellis, Army pull away from St. Francis (NY) 67-59

Ella Ellis scored 15 points and Kyle Wilson added 13 as Army defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 67-59 Tuesday in a nonconference matchup. Ellis was 3 of 7 from the field - all 3 makes coming from 3-point range - and knocked down a game-high six free throws. Army (3-1) took a 31-30 lead into halftime after Kyle Wilson made a layup as time expired in the first half. The Black Knights opened...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Army 67, St. Francis (NY) 59

Ella Ellis scored 15 points and Kyle Wilson added 13 as Army defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 67-59 Tuesday in a nonconference matchup. Ellis was 3 of 7 from the field - all 3 makes coming from 3-point range - and knocked down a game-high six free throws. Army (3-1) took a 31-30 lead into halftime after Kyle Wilson made a layup as time expired in the first half. The Black Knights opened...
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November 20, 2012  |  Discuss

Army 85, Binghamton 76

Kyle Wilson scored 25 points, including 16 in the first half, to lead Army to an 85-76 nonconference victory over Binghamton on Friday. Wilson, a freshman, made 9 of 11 shots, including 3 of 3 on 3-pointers. Eight of his points came during an 11-1 first-half run when the Black Knights (2-1) built a 39-25 lead. Josh Herbeck added 15 points for Army, including 5 of 7 on 3-pointers...
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November 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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