'Saders show mettle by dumping Army.

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Holy Cross women's basketball team displayed the toughness it takes to win on the road last night, pulling out a wire-to-wire 59-50 victory over Army in a Patriot League Tournament quarterfinal.

The Crusaders' toughness was exemplified by forward Emily Parker, who took a knee to the side of the head with about 10 minutes left. Parker was lifted for four minutes, but came back and hauled in a key rebound, drew a foul and made both ends of a one-and-one that kept the Cadets at bay.

"There definitely was some very physical play," Parker said afterward.

For their reward, the fifth-seeded Crusaders (17-13) will meet top-seeded American University (23-6) in the semifinals at 7 p.m. Monday in Washington, D.C. American, 14-0 in Patriot League play, held on last night for a 59-54 victory over No. 8 Lafayette.

The scoring star of the night was Christine Ganser (17 points in 25 minutes), who came off the bench and never missed a shot, going 6 for 6 from the field, including one trey, and 4 for 4 from the foul line.

Ganser, who hit mostly from midrange, took the most of opportunities left by the Cadets focusing on the other Crusader scoring threats.

"They knew our personnel and plans," Ganser said of the Cadets, who won by...

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