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Richmond Tops Fordham in #A10WBB Double OT Thriller

Release: 02/11/2014
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UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Freshman Janelle Hubbard and senior Kristina King career highs lifted the Richmond women’s basketball team over the Fordham Rams, 78-77, in double overtime Tuesday night at the Robins Center.

After King tied the score at 71 with a three-pointer to force the second overtime, Richmond hit 5-of-6 free throws before Hubbard hit the game-winning jumper – the only field goal for the Spiders in the final extra period.

In addition to their 29 points, King grabbed six rebounds and two steals, while Hubbard registered four assists. Redshirt-junior Genevieve Okoro scored 10 points, seven rebounds and three steals. Sophomore Bria Powell also brought down seven boards.

Richmond (11-13, 5-6 A-10) came out strong in the first half, shooting a blazing 41.9 percent from the field and 45.5 percent from three-point range. Hubbard led the Spiders as she went 6-of-9 from the field with the help of 3-of-3 from behind the arc to give Richmond the 10-points lead at halftime.

Although Fordham (19-6, 8-4 A-10) shot 40.6 percent from the field, the Spiders caused 13 turnovers off eight steals to collect 14 points, while only giving up the ball five times

Erin Rooney scored 17 of her team-high 22 points in the second half and overtime to pace Fordham, while Emily Tapio recorded her first career double-double with 17 points and 12 rebounds.  The Brewster, N.Y., native also dished out six assists, setting a career-high in rebounds and tying career-highs in points and assists. Samantha Clark had her best shooting performance of the year, draining five of her seven attempts from beyond the arc to finish with 17 points.

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