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Women's hoops roundup (March 12): Loyola falls to Army in Patriot final; Coppin drops MEAC final

Women's hoops roundup (March 12): Loyola falls to Army in Patriot final; Coppin drops MEAC final

Tournament Most Valuable Player Kelsey Minato scored 25 points to help top-seeded Army West Point beat Loyola Maryland, 69-51, on Saturday night in West Point, N.Y., and win the Patriot League women's basketball tournament, earning the conference's NCAA tournament berth.

Aimee Oertner added 14 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks for the Black Knights (29-2), who are making their second trip to the NCAA tournament in the past three seasons. The victory was their 19th straight and matched Lehigh's team from 2009-10 for most wins in a season by a Patriot League school.

Loyola (16-16) pulled off an upset of No.2 seed Bucknell on Friday night in the semifinals to advance to the...

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