Feb. 4, 2013
#A10WBB NOTEBOOK | STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT'S ON TAP (*denotes A-10 Conference game)
Wednesday, February 6
*Fordham at La Salle 7:00PM
*Richmond at George Wash 7:00PM
*Saint Joseph’s at VCU 7:00PM
*Temple at Charlotte 7:00PM
Thursday, February 7
*Rhode Island at Butler 7:00PM
*St. Bonaventure at Duquesne 7:00PM
*Xavier at Dayton 7:00PM
*UMass at Saint Louis CBSSN/9:00PM
A-10 SCOOP- Charlotte’s Jennifer Hailey 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 Monday. This marks Hailey’s second consecutive and third overall award for the season, while Clark also garners her third Rookie of the Week honor this season. Both student-athletes were recognized for games played during the week of Jan. 28–Feb. 3.
- Charlotte continued its recent tear through the Atlantic 10, posting its season-high fifth straight victory in sweeping St. Bonaventure and Duquesne this past week; the triumph over the Dukes knocked Duquesne from the ranks of the unbeaten in conference action; the 49ers improved to 16-4 overall and 5-1 in the A-10; Charlotte has set a school record by holding nine-straight opponents under 60 points, surrendering an average of 50.6 during that stretch;
- This week, the Fordham Rams continued their best start to conference play since joining the A-10, winning their lone game against VCU. Fordham edged VCU by a 71-41 margin, as four players finished in double figures and the Rams held their opponent to 41 points or fewer for the third time in the last four games. The win secured Fordham’s first winning regular season record since 1994-1995, and the team’s current conference win total of five matches the highest in program history since joining the Atlantic 10 for the 1995-1996 campaign.
- The Billikens’ win at Xavier was their fifth road triumph of the year. The last time SLU won that many road games was when the 2008-09 team finished the season with five. The win over Xavier was the Bills’ first against the Musketeers in A-10 play, and it snapped a 14-game overall losing streak to Xavier. Xavier is the eighth opponent overall, and third A-10 opponent, that Saint Louis has held to fewer than 50 points this season. SLU recorded a season-high point total and a season-high victory margin in the Xavier game with four rebounds at Xavier,
- Temple senior center Victoria Macaulay notched her ninth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds in the win at Massachusetts, also blocking a career-high seven shots to tie for fourth all-time at Temple in a single game.
- On Wednesday, VCU held Dayton to 20 points below its season average. The Flyers entered the game leading the Atlantic 10 in both scoring (80.3 ppg) and scoring margin (+24). It also marked Dayton’s closest conference victory of the season, while its 60 points matched its fewest in a win this year. The Flyers also scored 60 against Michigan State on Dec. 8, 2012.
SUNDAY (2/3) RESULTS
DAYTON 72, RICHMOND 64
RICHMOND, Va. - Four Flyers scored in double figures as #17/15 Dayton women's basketball defeated Richmond, 72-64, Sunday at the Robins Center in an ESPNU nationally-televised game. With the victory, the Flyers improved to 19-1 overall and 7-0 in the Atlantic 10. Richmond is now 12-11 overall, 2-5 in the A-10.
Dayton senior Olivia Applewhite tied her career high for points and led all scorers with 18. She notched her fourth career double-double by adding a game-high 11 rebounds.
Also contributing to the victory for the Flyers were sophomores Ally Malott (12 points and 11 rebounds) and Andrea Hoover (16 points and 7 rebounds).
Three Spiders scored in double-figures, led by Kristina King and Becca Wann's 15 points. Wann also recorded a team-high 11 rebounds.
CHARLOTTE 63, DUQUESNE 54
CHARLOTTE, N.C - Charlotte's women's basketball team defeated Duquesne, 65-54, Sunday afternoon at Halton Arena. The loss marks Duquesne's first blemish in the A-10 this season, and drops them to 17-4 overall and 6-1 in the conference. With the win, Charlotte improved to 16-4 overall and 5-1 in the A-10.
Leading the way for the Niners was reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week Jennifer Hailey, who reached 20 points for the fourth-straight contest. She posted 20 points and tied a career-high with 17 rebounds for her 15th double-double of the season and 35th in her career.
Charlotte's Hillary Sigmon chipped in 16 points, including four 3-pointers, while Ny Hammonds added 10 points and eight assists in playing the full 40 minutes for just the second time in her career. Ayanna Holmes came off the bench to contribute a season-high tying 11 points, one shy of her career best.
Wumi Agunbiade and Vanessa Abel paced the Dukes with 13 points apiece with Stasia King grabbing a team-best eight boards off the bench. Jocelyn Floyd, the nation's top steals producer, was limited to just two swipes as she was saddled with foul trouble throughout the contest.
GEORGE WASHINGTON 74, LA SALLE 57
PHILADELPHIA - Five Colonials scored in double figures as the George Washington women's basketball team used a big second half to pull away from Atlantic 10 rival La Salle for a 74-57 win on Sunday afternoon at the Explorers' Tom Gola Arena. With the victory, George Washington improved to 9-12 overall and 3-4 in the Atlantic 10 this season.
La Salle (7-14, 3-3 A-10) led for much of the first half, but the Colonials took the lead for good on a jumper by George Washington's Chakecia Miller with 3:59 to go in the first half. George Washington extended its lead to six, 25-19, with seven straight points before Explorers guard Shanel Harrison hit a jumper with four seconds left to make it 25-21 at halftime.
La Salle stayed close for nearly 10 minutes in the second stanza and trailed by just three, 40-37, before back-to-back three-pointers by George Washington's Tara Booker sparked a decisive 22-4 run that gave GW a game-high 21-point lead, 62-41, with 5:12 left.
Leading the way for the Explorers was Ebonee Jones with 21 points, four assists and three steals. Harrison added 12 points and a team-best eight rebounds, and Mosley tallied 10 points.
TEMPLE 66, MASSACHUSETTS 54
AMHERST, Mass. - Rateska Brown and Tyonna Williams combined for 44 points to lead Temple women's basketball to a 66-54 win at Massachusetts (3-19, 1-6) on Sunday afternoon. The game was a close one through the first half, but a 13-2 run early in the second half helped the Owls (10-11, 3-3) pull away for good.
Williams scored a career-high 23 points including 8-of-9 at the line, while also dishing a game-high seven assists. Brown finished one shy of her career high with 21 points including five three-pointers.
Victoria Macaulay notched her ninth double-double of the season with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds, and set a career-high with seven blocks while tying her career high with five steals in the win. Natasha Thames also reached double figures in rebounds with 10.
UMass got a double-double from Rashida Timbilla with 12 points and 11 rebounds. The Minutewomen's Kiara Bomben scored a team-high 14 points off the bench.
XAVIER 58, ST. BONAVENTURE 50
CINCINNATI - The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (9-13, 2-5 A-10) fell behind early and never recovered as Xavier (7-14, 1-6) used hot shooting to pick up their first Atlantic 10 win this season.
Xavier's Amber Gray led the way for the Musketeers with a game-high 18 points on 6-of-8 from the field including 2-of-2 from long range. Also joining her in double-figures was Ashley Wanninger who finished with 11 points and nine rebounds.
The Musketeers made a season-high nine three point attempts and a season-best 56.3 percent from long range (9-of-16) as five different players hit three pointers in the victory. For the game, Xavier finished shooting 50 percent (20-of-40) from the field and held SBU to 29.6 percent (16-of-54).
St. Bonaventure had three players finish with double figures, led by Nyla Rueter who scored 13 points on five-of-10 shooting from the field.