Mason Wins Fourth in a Row; VCU Picks Up Win on First Leg of Texas Trip
GEORGE MASON 97, SAINT FRANCIS 62
FAIRFAX--George Mason remained unbeaten at home after a dominating 97-62 win over Saint Francis on Thursday night behind an entire team effort shooting a season high 52-percent from the field.
Senior Janaa Pickard and junior Talisha Watts led the way, both registering her second double-double of the season. Pickard registered 17 points and 14 rebounds and Watts contributed 16 points and 10 rebounds. As a team, Mason outrebounded the Red Flash 63-37, including a season-high eight from senior Cierra Strickland.
Sophomore Taylor Brown got the scoring started, getting nine of the Patriot’s first 11 points, she would end the night with a career-high 28 points and dished out eight assists in 29 minutes of play. Coach Milleson cites the strong post play as a big reason for Brown’s big offensive night
Eleven Patriots saw action in the win over the Red Flash with nine registering points, including a career high six points and six rebounds from freshman Char-Dell Dunnigan.
JAMES MADISON 78, RICHMOND 68
RICHMOND, Va. – Despite three Spiders in double-figures, the Richmond women’s basketball team fell to the James Madison Dukes, 78-68, Thursday night at the Robins Center.
The loss drops the Spiders to 1-3 on the season, while the Dukes improve to 3-0 overall.
Sophomore Lauren Tolson with 16 points and six rebounds led Richmond, while redshirt-junior Genevieve Okoro and freshman Janelle Hubbard both added 15 points apiece. Okoro also led the team with seven rebounds.
The two teams battled in the first as the Dukes went into the intermission only up by one, but the Spiders were outscored 41-32 in the second as James Madison clinched the victory.
The Spiders shot 42.3 percent from the field and hit 3-of-7 from behind the arc for the best shooting night of the season.
VCU 67, TEXAS PAN-AM 57
EDINBURG, Texas -- Robyn Parks registered a double-double with a game-high 16 points and 15 rebounds to lead VCU past Texas Pan American 67-57 on Thursday evening in Edinburg, Texas.
Parks was one of four Rams in double figures, who improve to 3-1 on the season. Jessica Pellechio had 13 points, while Keira Robinson and Adaeze Alaeze each had 11.
VCU owned the glass 54-41, led by Parks with 15. She got help on the glass Alaeze and Ryen Henry who had eight and seven boards, respectively.