Jan. 4, 2013
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS | CHAMPIONSHIP CENTRAL
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR FRIDAY (1/4)
Fordham at American | 1:00PM
Navy at Richmond | 7:00PM
Temple at Howard | 7:00PM
Youngstown State at VCU | 7:00PM
- Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey and Duquesne’s April Robinson were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office announced on Monday. Hailey and Robinson were recognized for games played during the week of Dec. 24-30. Hailey’s honor -- the first of her career -- marked the first for a 49er this season, while Robinson collected her second weekly citation of the 2012-13 campaign.
- The Atlantic 10 is ranked eighth in the latest RPI Report (12/31). Dayton leads the league’s teams, as the Flyers are currently ranked eighth among the nation’s best. Five additional A-10 squads are listed among the top 100 – Duquesne (29), Temple (61), Saint Joseph’s (73), Charlotte (81) and Richmond (83).
- In its first home game in two weeks, Richmond hosts Navy this evening at 7 p.m. in the Robins Center. Richmond holds the 4-2 edge in the series with the Midshipmen, and won last year’s meeting 56-39 in Annapolis in both teams’ season-opener. Richmond has won the last two in the series and looks to secure its first win at home over Navy since 1986.
- After splitting two games in the Fordham Holiday Classic, the Rams kick off 2013 on the road, heading down to our nation's capital to take on the Eagles of American University. Today's game marks the second of three games played by Fordham against Patriot League opponents in a 10-day span. The Rams opened up the Fordham Holiday Classic against Lafayette on December 29th and will host Jesuit rival Holy Cross on Sunday in the Rose Hill Gym.
- The 49ers reached the 40-point plateau in the opening stanza for the fifth time this year against Coppin State, thanks to a solid 6-of-6 start from the Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, senior Jennifer Hailey. At one point, Hailey outscored the entire Eagles roster, 15-14, before finishing with her ninth double-double of the season and 29th of her career with 17 points and 10 rebounds.
- Rhode Island faced Northeastern on Thursday without its top two scorers - freshmen Tayra Melendez (10.6 ppg) and Samantha Tabakman (9.1 ppg) - both missed the game with injuries.
THURSDAY’S (1/3) RESULTS
Northeastern 94, Rhode Island 53
Northeastern secured a 94-53 victory over visiting Rhode Island on Thursday evening at Solomon Court in Boston. NU shot 64.0% (32-50) on the night - the first time this season that a URI opponent finishes better than 50 percent from the field. The Huskies also connected on 19-of-27 attempts from the line.
Charlotte 70, Coppin State 53 | POSTGAME | HIGHLIGHTS
Charlotte built a 25-point halftime cushion and cruised to a 70-53 non-conference victory over Coppin State Thursday afternoon at Halton Arena to record double-digit victories. The contest was the program's annual Education Day, with a season-high 5,565 fans in attendance, including over 4,300 students and chaperones from the greater Charlotte region. The 49ers return to action when they close out the non-conference portion of their schedule at 2 p.m. Sunday by playing host to Colgate of the Patriot League.
Butler 56, Cleveland State 54 | POSTGAME
Junior Daress McClung had career highs of 22 points and 18 rebounds and the Butler women's basketball team won in the final minute to defeat Cleveland State, 56-54, at the Wolstein Center on Thursday. McClung finished 9-for-21 from the floor and made all four of her foul shots. She also blocked three shots. She had 14 points and nine rebounds by halftime. The Bulldogs (8-6) will play their final non-conference game when they play UIC in Chicago Saturday, Jan. 5.