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No. 23 Auburn Marches Over Army 54-37

December 21, 2003

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) _ Natasha Brackett scored 20 points to lead No. 23 Auburn to a 54-37 victory over Army on Saturday.

Mandisa Stevensen grabbed 15 rebounds and had eight points to help the Tigers (8-2) to their fourth straight victory.

Jen Hansen led Army (6-2) with nine points.

Auburn led 30-18 at halftime, and was up 41-26 midway through the second half. But Army’s Shavonne Holden hit a pair of free throws and Hansen made a 3-pointer to cut it to 10.

Auburn responded with consecutive baskets by Tia Miller and Brackett to regain its 14-point lead.

Auburn’s Joe Ciampi began his coaching career at Army in 1977.

``It was nice to see family and friends,″ Ciampi said. ``It’s always special to be here and to be recognized by so many wonderful people.″

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