Jan. 16, 2013
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR WEDNESDAY (1/16)
*Charlotte at Rhode Island | 7:00PM
*La Salle at #18/17 Dayton | 7:00PM
*UMass at Fordham | 7:00PM
*Saint Louis at Duquesne | 7:00PM
*St. Bonaventure at Richmond | 7:00PM
*VCU at Temple | 7:00PM
- Chatilla van Grinsven of Saint Joseph’s and Temple’s Victoria Macaulay have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Co-Players of the Week, the league office announced on Monday (1/14). Dayton’s Amber Deane was also honored as the A-10’s Rookie of the Week for the second time this season. The three student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Jan. 7-13. van Grinsven’s award marker her second of the season.
- Four Atlantic 10 hoopters are averaging a double-double each time out -- tops among the 31 NCAA Division I conferences -- including Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey (14.5 ppg, 11.3 rpg*) and Amanda Dowe (11.0 ppg/11.3 rpg*); Chatilla van Grinsven of Saint Joseph’s (15.0 ppg, 10.3 rpg) and Butler’s Daress McClung (16.4 ppg, 10.1 rpg). (*leads the A-10)
- Dayton improved to 10-8 in A-10 openers with its 82-39 win at Butler over the weekend. The Flyers are now 4-2 in road A-10 openers. The 39 points is the lowest the Flyers have allowed an opponent this season.
- Redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven was also named both Big 5 Co-Player of the Week and College Sports Madness A-10 Player of the Week, organization officials announced on Monday (1/14).
- Temple head coach Tonya Cardoza got the 100th win of her career at St. Bonaventure (now 100-46), as the Owls won their third straight A-10 opener and did it against the only team to beat them in the A-10 regular season a year ago.
- Fordham opened up A-10 play in historic fashion last Sunday (1/13), besting Charlotte for the first time in program history and winning its first A-10 road opener since the 1998-99 season.
- Saint Louis won its A-10 opener for the first time since defeating Fordham in the 2007-08 season. The Billikens’ Lorreal Jones returned from a three-game absence due to a concussion and posted her first double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds vs. VCU.
- For the ninth consecutive week the University of Dayton women’s basketball team is ranked in both the Associated Press Top 25 Poll and the USA Today Coaches Poll. The Flyers (13-1, 1-0 A-10) jumped up four spots to No. 18 in the AP Top 25 with 276 votes, improving upon the 225 last week. UD stayed at No. 17 in the Coaches Poll but had 265 votes, compared to 241 votes in last week’s poll.
- Duquesne’s Jocelyn Floyd continues to lead the nation in steals per game, making 5.14 thefts per game.
- The A-10 remains eighth in the latest RPI Report released on Monday, Jan. 14. The Flyers continue to pace the league, coming in ninth among the nation’s top teams, while six additional teams are ranked among the top 100 – Duquesne (36), Saint Joseph’s (45), Richmond (74), Temple (77), Butler (89) and Charlotte (92).
SUNDAY’S (1/13) RESULTS
Temple 67, St. Bonaventure 59 | TEMPLE HIGHLIGHTS
The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (7-9, 0-1 Atlantic 10) failed to hold onto a seven-point advantage with six minutes remaining as Temple (7-8, 1-0) rallied for a 67-59 victory over the Bonnies in the Atlantic 10 opener for both teams on Sunday afternoon at the Reilly Center. The loss snaps an 18-game Atlantic 10 regular season win streak for the Bonnies. They had won 21 of their last 23 games against A-10 opponents overall.
Fordham 59, Charlotte 56 | CHARLOTTE HIGHLIGHTS
The Charlotte women's basketball team was never able to fully get into an offensive rhythm and could not hold off a late run by Fordham, allowing the Rams to escape with a 59-56 victory over the 49ers Sunday afternoon in the Atlantic 10 opener for both schools inside Halton Arena. Charlotte returns to action at 7 p.m. Wednesday when it makes its first conference road trip of the campaign, in Kingston, R.I., against Rhode Island.
Duquesne 56, Xavier 54 | XAVIER HIGHLIGHTS
Xavier fell just short Sunday afternoon in the Cintas Center, dropping a 56-54 contest against the Duquesne Dukes. Senior Amber Gray led the Musketeers with 15 points and nine rebounds in 35 minutes. Junior Ty O'Neill had a career-high nine rebounds and freshman Aliyah Zantt tied career-highs in points (12) and rebounds (6).
Xavier out-rebounded Duquesne 44-39 and the Musketeers shot 36 percent to the Dukes 31.8 percent for the game. Both teams struggled from the line as XU made 13-of-24 (54.2%) free throw shots to DU's 7-of-13 (53.8%) shooting from the line.