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Women’s basketball: Service Academies continue to struggle in conference play

But there have been a few highlights. Army’s Madison Hovren is fifth in the country in rebounds and Navy’s defense continues to shine.

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Air Force (8-14; 4-7 Mountain West)

The Falcons have won just one road game this season and their struggles away from Colorado Springs continued recently, as they lost at Colorado State and at Wyoming to start February off. One bright spot over those two games was the play of Kaelin Immel, who combined for 32 points over the pair of losses.

Next up: Feb. 13 vs. UNLV

Army (8-13; 3-7 Patriot League)

Since beating Navy on Jan. 19, the Black Knights have dropped four straight games. Most recently, Loyola Maryland beat them in Baltimore by 19 points. The Black Knights are still being led by do-it-all forward Madison Hovren, who is averaging 18.1 points and 12.7 rebounds per game. She is fifth in the nation in rebounding. Also, Jess Lewis recently passed the season mark for 100 assists.

Next up: Feb. 9 vs. American

Navy (8-12; 3-7 Patriot League)

Just like the other two Service Academy teams, the Midshipmen are struggling this season. They have now lost five straight games after losing by 11 points at Lehigh on Feb. 2. Just two Navy players scored in double-digits in that game, with Jennifer Coleman tallying 10 points and Sophie Gatzounas scoring 11. Despite its record, Navy still has the 24th best defense in the country, allowing 56.4 points per game. The Midshipmen are also 30th in steals and 36th in turnovers forced. Defense does not seem to be the problem.

Next up: Feb. 9 vs. Colgate