Jan. 17, 2013
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR THURSDAY (1/17)
*Saint Joseph’s at George Wash | 7:00PM
*Xavier at Butler | 7:00PM | Xavier Pregame Preview
*denotes A-10 Conference game
- With its win over Massachusetts on Wednesday, Fordham improved to 2-0 in the A-10 for the first time in program history. Earlier this season, the Rams had their first 4-0 start since 1995, secured their first 10-win non-conference slate since 1983-84 and won their first A-10 road opener since 1998.
- After nearly a month on the road, the George Washington women's basketball team returns to the Charles E. Smith Center tonight to host Atlantic 10 rival Saint Joseph's at 7 p.m. GW (6-9, 0-1 A-10) has not played at the Smith Center since defeating George Mason, 60-52, on Dec. 22 - a stretch of 26 days that included four road games. The Colonials are 4-2 at home this season and 22-7 all-time in A-10 home openers.
- The Xavier women's basketball team is hitting the road for a mid-week match-up at Butler Thursday, Jan. 17. Tip is set for 7 p.m. between the Musketeers and Bulldogs at BU's Hinkle Fieldhouse. Thursday's contest will be XU's first road conference game of the season and the first meeting between XU and BU since the 2000-01 season.
- Tonight's game will pit Butler sophomore Liz Stratman against her former team. The 6-2 Stratman enrolled at Xavier and played in 12 games there last year before transferring to Butler. She averaged 15.5 minutes and 3.2 points per game before choosing to leave for BU. The game against XU will be Stratman's eighth in a Bulldog uniform, as she became eligible after final exams in December.
- Averaging a double-double per game (15.0 points, 10.3 rebounds), Chatilla van Grinsven of Saint Joseph’s is one of three Atlantic 10 players (Daress McClung, Jennifer Hailey, Amanda Dowe), and one of just 37 players nationally, currently boasting the feat.
WEDNESDAY’S (1/16) RESULTS
#18/17 Dayton 95, La Salle 47
The No. 17/18 University of Dayton women’s basketball team defeated the La Salle Explorers on Wednesday night 95-47 at UD Arena. UD improves to 14-1 overall and 2-0 in the Atlantic 10, while La Salle drops to 5-12 overall, 1-1 A-10. Four different Flyers scored in double figures as Dayton ended the game shooting 57 percent from the field. This is the seventh game this season that Dayton has scored 90 or more points. Freshman Amber Deane and senior Olivia Applewhite each recorded a double-double, the first time two Flyers did this in the same game since Justine Raterman and Casey Nance did it against Richmond on Jan. 25, 2012. Deane finished with 20 points and 10 rebounds while Applewhite finished with 13 points and 10 rebounds. It marks Deane’s second double-double in as many games (she had 18 points and 11 rebounds against Butler).
Fordham 69, Massachusetts 57 | Fordham Highlights | UMass Postgame
UMass women's basketball shot 58.3 percent from behind the three-point arc (7-for-12) at Fordham's Case Hill Gymnasium; however, the Minutewomen fell to the Rams, 69-57 on Wednesday evening. In the first A-10 road game for UMass on the year, redshirt-junior Carolann Cloutier scored in double-figures for the third straight contest, leading the squad with 13 points.
Duquesne 68, Saint Louis 41 | Duquesne Postgame
Wumi Agunbiade and Orsi Szecsi combined for 36 points as the Duquesne women's basketball team defeated Saint Louis 68-41 in its Atlantic 10 Conference home opener. Agunbiade scored 23 and Szecsi 13. Jocelyn Floyd added six steals in 19 minutes for the Dukes who improve to 13-3 overall and 2-0 in the A-10. Desirae Ball led the Billikens (7-10,1-1 A-10) with 11 points. As a team, DU shot a season-best 50.8 percent, making 30 of 59 shots.
Charlotte 53, Rhode Island 42 | Charlotte Postgame
Charlotte stepped up its defensive efforts in the second half, allowing its offense to take over, and pulled away for a 53-42 road Atlantic 10 victory at Rhode Island Wednesday night. The 49ers limited the Rams to 13 points after the break and closed the triumph with a 17-6 spurt in the last 13 minutes following the game's eighth tie.
Richmond 51, St. Bonaventure 46 | Richmond Highlights
Ryann Dannelly notched the first double-double of her career as Richmond edged St. Bonaventure, 51-46, Wednesday night. Dannelly ended her career night with 12 points, a personal-best 13 rebounds and two blocks. Kristina King also recorded the first double-double of her career with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Rachael Bilney added 12 points. Richmond dominated St. Bonaventure on the glass, 50-30 as it grabbed its first conference win to improve to 11-7, 1-1. St. Bonaventure fell to 7-10, 0-2.
VCU 53, Temple 51
Unable to overcome a long cold spell in the second half, Temple women’s basketball fell just short in a 53-51 loss to VCU (8-9, 1-1) in its Atlantic 10 home opener on Wednesday night in the Liacouras Center. Rateska Brown shouldered the load for the Owls (7-9, 1-1) with a career-high 22 points including a career-high six three-pointers.