Jan. 7, 2013
STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR MONDAY (1/7)
La Salle at Richmond | 7:00PM
Western Michigan at Temple | 7:00PM
- Butler’s Daress McClung and Fordham’s Samantha Clark have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Women’s Basketball Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively, the league office announced this morning. Both student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Dec. 31 – Jan. 6.
- After playing six games on the road in the last month, Temple finally returns home for a game against Western Michigan (4-8) at 7:00 p.m. tonight at the Liacouras Center. It will be the final test for the Owls (5-8) before Atlantic 10 Conference play begins on Jan. 13 at St. Bonaventure.
- Richmond hosts La Salle tonight at 7 p.m. at UR’s Robins Center in its non-conference finale. Because of the number of teams in the league this year, Richmond and La Salle do not face each other in the A-10 regular season. The league office agreed the two teams could play in non-conference action.
- The A-10 remains eighth in the latest RPI Report released today. The Flyers continue to pace the league, coming it at #10 among the nation’s top teams, while five additional teams are ranked among the top 100 – Duquesne (43), Saint Joseph’s (60), Richmond (66), Charlotte (79) and temple (82).
- Dayton is still ranked No. 22 in the most recent Associated Press Top 25 Poll, released this afternoon. The Flyers remain No. 18 in the USA Today Coaches Top 25 Poll, which will be updated tomorrow.
SUNDAY’S (1/6) RESULTS
Harvard 63, Rhode Island 56
Dartmouth 57, Massachusetts 55 | POSTGAME
Kiara Bomben produced a career-high 16 points, including a personal-best 10-for-12 day from the free throw line, and Carolann Cloutier add 10 points as UMass dropped a close contest with Dartmouth, 57-55, at the Mullins Center on Sunday afternoon. Bomben scored in double-figures for the second consecutive contest while Cloutier’s 10 points on 4-for-8 shooting from the floor marked the most since the redshirt-junior guard’s return from a knee injury suffered during the 2011-12 season.
Rhode Island was edged by Harvard, 63-56, Sunday afternoon in Kingston. With the loss, Rhode Island wraps up its non-conference slate with a 5-10 record.
Charlotte 57, Colgate 33 | POSTGAME | HIGHLIGHTS
Charlotte started strong then relied on its defense, holding Colgate without a point in the final 10:13, to pull away for a 57-33 victory Sunday afternoon in the final non-conference women’s basketball contest of the regular-season campaign. The 49ers placed just two players in double-figure scoring but Amanda Dowe netted her second straight, seventh of the season and 15th of her career double-double with game-highs of 17 points and 12 rebounds.
Fordham 67, Holy Cross 60 | HIGHLIGHTS
With her team's lead dwindling and only a handful of minutes to go in the second half, Stephanie Gaitley told redshirt junior guard Erin Rooney that she had to take over. Rooney responded in spectacular fashion, rattling off 13 consecutive points for the Rams, allowing the team to hold off the Holy Cross surge and emerge with a 67-60 victory in the Rose Hill Gym. With the win, Fordham closed out non-conference play with a 10-5 record, the program's highest number of non-league wins since 1993-94.
North Carolina A&T 67, George Washington 56
Seniors Shi-Heria Shipp and Megan Nipe combined for 31 points, but the George Washington women's basketball team dropped its non-conference finale, 67-56, to North Carolina A&T at the Aggies' Corbett Sports Center on Sunday evening. A North Carolina native, Shipp scored a career-high 16 points on 5-of-7 shooting in her homecoming, while Nipe tallied a season-best 15 points and added five rebounds.