RICHMOND 57, MIAMI 50
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Senior Kristina King tallied 11 points and five steals to lead the Richmond women’s basketball team to a 57-50 victory over the Miami Hurricanes Sunday afternoon at the BankUnited Center.
The Spiders led by as many as 16 in the second half as they recorded their first win of the season and first ever victory of the Hurricanes in a three-game series. Miami was handed its first loss of the early season as it dropped to 1-1 overall.
King’s 11 points mark the second straight-game leading the Spiders with double figures.
Richmond had two other Spiders in double figures, including freshman Janelle Hubbard and redshirt junior Genevieve Okoro who tallied 10 points apeice. Okoro also led the team with 11 rebounds, junior Liz Brown collected 10 rebounds and four assists.
The Richmond defense was dominant from start to finish, forcing 22 Miami turnovers. The Spiders held the Hurricanes to just 30.8 percent from the field (20-65) and out rebounded Miami, 52-46.
ST. BONAVENTURE 77, COLGATE 72
St. Bonaventure grabbed control of the lead from the get-go, and never looked back as the Brown and White were out in front the entire afternoon. The Brown and White led by as many as 10 points, propelled by Katie Healy's double-double (21 points, 10 rebounds).
The Bonnies got out to an early lead but Colgate never let the Brown and White out of its site. St. Bonaventure was out in front by as many as 10 points in the first half, but a late run by Colgate cut the lead to 4 points heading into halftime.
To open up the second half, the Bonnies would continue to chip away and build on their lead once again, but the Raiders were not going away. SBU built up another 10 point lead, before watching Colgate cut the lead to 3 points, 3 different times with less than 4 minutes to go. That's as close as the Raiders would get, as the Bonnies knocked down all 4 free throw attempts in the final minute to close out the win, compliments of Katie Healy and Emily Michael.
SAINT LOUIS 78, VALPARAISO 56
ST. LOUIS – Saint Louis established a 22-point lead just past the midway point of the first half and cruised to a 78-56 victory over Valparaiso Sunday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena.
Four Billikens – led by Erin Nelson, who tallied a game-high 19 points – scored in double figures, and three others narrowly missed. Nelson also tied for game-high honors with seven rebounds and added four assists.
Jamesia Price tied her career scoring high with 10 points, including a career-high three 3-pointers. Price grabbed a career-high seven rebounds and collected a game-high five assists, one shy of her career best.
Sadie Stipanovich registered 10 points, seven rebounds (game-high five offensive) and a team-high three steals, while Desirae Ball contributed 10 points and four assists. Denisha Womack and Briana Gray scored nine points apiece, and Olivia Jakubicek picked up eight points and five rebounds (four offensive).
IOWA 97, DAYTON 93 (ot)
IOWA CITY, Iowa - Despite overcoming a 15-point first-half deficit, the No. 14/16 University of Dayton women's basketball team fell at Iowa, 97-93, in overtime in the championship game of the 2013 Iowa Hawkeye Challenge. Junior Andrea Hoover led the Flyers with 23 points, just one shy of tying her career high, in only 24 minutes of action. She was rewarded for her play over the weekend with All-Tournament team honors.
With the loss, the Flyers fall to an even 1-1 on the season. The Hawkeyes improve to 2-0 after the first weekend of play this year.
Joining Hoover on the All-Tournament Team roster was sophomore Amber Deane who added 15 points before fouling out near the end of regulation. Sophomore Kelly Austria was also one off her career-high points total with 20 on the the afternoon while junior Ally Malott chipped in 14 points. Senior Cassie Sant was the fifth Flyer in double-figures scoring with 10 points, narrowly missing the double-double with a team-high nine rebounds.
For the game, Dayton shot 43.5 percent from the field and 38.5 percent from long range. UD made 23 of 31 free throw shots for a 74.2 percentage. Iowa posted a 47.2 percent shooting mark while making 12-of-27 shots from beyond the arc (44.4%) and was 17-of-21 from the stripe (81.0 %).
#13 PENN STATE 78, FORDHAM 61
Reigning Big 10 Player of the Year Maggie Lucas scored a game-high 23 points and Penn State shot 50 percent from three-point range to down Fordham 78-61 at the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pa. on Sunday afternoon.
Fordham falls to 1-1 on the year with the loss, while Penn State, the number 13 team in the country as ranked by the Associated Press, improved to 2-0.
Erin Rooney led the Rams with 20 points on the afternoon, collecting six rebounds in the process. Samantha Clark also finished in double figures for the Rams with ten points, while Abigail filled up the stat sheet with ten boards and seven assists. Perhaps the most impressive performance of the game, Corning, standing at just 5-10, tallied the game-high in rebounds despite Penn State's smallest forward checking in at 6-3.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 105, UMass 61
AMHERST, Mass. - Sophomore point guard Nola Henry scored 16 points and freshman Kymber Hill added 13 points in only her second collegiate game; however, the UMass women's basketball team suffered a 105-61 loss to Central Michigan at the Mullins Center on Sunday afternoon.
Henry earned her 16 points on a 3-for-8 day from the floor and 9-of-10 performance at the free throw line, the most made by the sophomore in a single game at UMass. Hill followed with a 7-for-8 finish at the charity stripe while knocking down 3-of-6 field goal attempts. She shared the team lead in rebounds (5) with junior Paula Tarnachowicz, who also recorded five points and a steal in her first game as a Minutewoman.
#15 LSU 80, SAINT JOSEPH’S 54
BATON ROUGE, La. - A 17-5 run to close the first half was the difference as the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team fell at #15 LSU, 80-54, in the Quarterfinals of the Preseason WNIT Sunday afternoon at the Maravich Assembly Center.
The Hawks got a game-high 23 points from senior guard Erin Shields as she hit 8-of-16 from the field, including 7-of-12 from three-point range.
ECU 75, GEORGE MASON 66
GREENVILLE--Junior Talisha Watts got her first career double-double as the George Mason women’s basketball team dropped its regular season opener 75-66 to East Carolina Sunday night at Minges Coliseum.
Watts registered 10 points and 11 rebounds in the losing effort, going 8-12 from the free-throw line. Redshirt senior Janaa Pickard and sophomore Taylor Brown both contributed 12 points to lead the way for the Patriots.
“Talisha was a warrior,” Milleson said. “She did a great job, she really attacked the glass the second half. I like what I saw.”
After a physical first half where 35 combined fouls were called, the Patriots entered the break trailing 45-34 and would find several players in foul trouble early in the second half, losing Brown to five fouls with eight minutes remaining in the game.
The Patriots refused to back down, however, and outscored ECU 32-30 in the second half and outrebounded the Pirates 31-23.