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With the victory, Magarity became the second coach to lead both a men’s and women’s team to the NCAA tournament according to STATS. Magarity helped guide the Marist men’s program to the NCAAs in 1988. Bill Morris accomplished the feat at La Salle taking both genders to the NCAA tournament.

Minato was a big reason why Magarity joined Morris. The guard scored 17 points in the first half as Army built a 33-26 lead. The Black Knights led 23-15 before Holy Cross scored seven straight to close within one. The Crusaders had a chance to tie it, but Lisa Mifsud couldn’t complete a three-point play.

Army then closed the half scoring 10 of the final 14 points, including five by Minato.

The Crusaders got to 38-32 early in the second half, but Army responded scoring 10 of the next 11. Holy Cross closed to 58-50 with 1:54 left, but Minato’s three-point play basically sealed the win.

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