Jan. 6, 2013
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SUNDAY (1/6)
Colgate at Charlotte | 2:00PM
Dartmouth at Massachusetts | 2:00PM
Harvard at Rhode Island | 2:00PM
Holy Cross at Fordham | 2:00PM
George Washington at North Carolina A&T | 6:00PM
- The Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team will put a stamp on its non-conference schedule when it plays host to Colgate at 2 p.m. today at Halton Arena. The 49ers bring a two-game win streak into the contest and an overall 10-3 record after knocking off Coppin State 70-53 last Thursday. Four Charlotte players reached double-figure scoring, led by a game-best 17 from senior Jennifer Hailey, the reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week.
- The Fordham women's basketball team will look to clinch its first ten win non-conference record since 1993-1994 when they play host to the Crusaders of Holy Cross today in the Rose Hill Gym. After a relatively long layoff in the series between 2003 and 2010, the two squads have played each of the past two seasons, with the Rams taking the victory on both occasions.
- The George Washington women's basketball team wraps up non-conference play this evening with its first-ever matchup with North Carolina A&T. GW (6-7) dropped its second straight game last Sunday, falling at Saint Mary's, 79-49. Seniors Danni Jackson and Shi-Heria Shipp each scored 13 points in the loss. A win over the Aggies this weekend would give the Colonials a 7-7 record against non-conference opponents for the second year in a row, their most out-of-league victories since also winning seven in 2008-09.
- Rhode Island hosts Harvard in its final non-conference show-down of the season. Rhody is 7-7 all-time against the Crimson, with the Rams' last win coming on Dec. 20, 2003 in Kingston.
- The University of Massachusetts women's basketball team hosts the Dartmouth Big Green (1-12 overall) today in its final non-conference contest of the season. The Minutewomen (2-12) will be looking for their 10th all-time win over Dartmouth and sixth at home in nine meetings.
SATURDAY’S (1/5) RESULTS
Saint Joseph's 66, Penn 53
Behind a combined 46 points from redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven and redshirt sophomore Natasha Cloud, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball team topped Penn, 66-53, in the Hawks' final nonconference game of the year. Improving to 1-1 in Big 5 play and 9-5 overall, SJU got a career-high 27 points from van Grinsven and a career-best 19 points from Cloud. The Hawks return home to kick off Atlantic 10 conference action against Richmond on Saturday, January 12. Tipoff is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. at Hagan Arena.
Miami (Ohio) 54, Duquesne 49
The Duquesne women's basketball team closed out non-conference play with a 54-49 loss to Miami University on Saturday afternoon. The Dukes (11-3) were led by Wumi Agunbiade with a game-high 17 points and April Robinson who scored 10. Jocelyn Floyd made six steals. Atlantic 10 Conference play begins eight days from today when the Dukes head to Xavier on Jan. 13th.
Green Bay 61, St. Bonaventure 42
St. Bonaventure (7-8) trailed from wire to wire and were never able to mount a comeback against the Green Bay Phoenix (10-2) who ran away with a 61-42 victory Saturday afternoon. Katie Healy scored a game and career high 16 points in her second career start. Nyla Rueter also fired home a career-high 11 points while making a career-best three triples. The Bonnies will return home to begin Atlantic 10 play on Sunday (Jan. 13). Tip-off is set for 1:00 p.m. as the Brown and White attempt to defend their Atlantic 10 regular season championship.
Ohio 68, Xavier 62
The Xavier Musketeers slip to the Ohio University Bobcats 68-62 Saturday afternoon at Cintas Center. Senior Jessica Pachko earned her third double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds. The Musketeers conclude their non-conference schedule with a 6-8 record. Ohio has defeated Xavier five consecutive times dating back to 1990 and hold a 5-1 all-time record over the Musketeers. Xavier will begin Atlantic 10 competition next Sunday, January 13 at Cintas Center against Duquesne. Tip-off is scheduled for 2 p.m.
Butler 84, UIC 61
Junior Daress McClung poured in a career-high 31 points to lead the Butler women's basketball team to a 84-61 win at UIC on Saturday afternoon. The win completed a sweep of Horizon League schools for the Bulldogs. McClung shot 13-for-17 from the floor and pulled in 12 rebounds. She matched her career scoring high with 22 points at halftime. The 6-0 forward was 9-for-11 shooting in the first period and also had three blocks and three steals.