Feb. 18, 2013
SAINT JOSEPH'S 49, TEMPLE 41
The Saint Joseph's women's basketball team scored 10 points in overtime and snapped its 13-game losing streak to Temple with a 49-41 win Sunday afternoon at Hagan Arena.
Saint Joseph's got a combined 36 points from senior Ashley Prim, redshirt sophomore Natasha Cloud and redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven as the Hawks improved to 18-6 overall and 9-1 in the Atlantic 10.
Leading by one with under 20 seconds to play, Tyonna Williams hit the first of two free throws, but missed the backend, sending the game to overtime. In the extra frame, a jumper by Victoria Macaulay gave Temple a 41-39 lead at 4:18. The Owls didn't score again, however and SJU reeled off 10 straight points doe the win.
Prim and Cloud each had 13 points apiece and van Grinsven posted her 11th double-double of the season, scoring 10 points to go with 13 rebounds. At the other end, Natasha Thames had a game-high 15 points and 14 rebounds for Temple.
VCU 69, LA SALLE 50
VCU used a balanced scoring attack with four players in double figures and picked up its second straight victory with a dominating 69-50 win against La Salle Sunday at the Verizon Wireless Arena.
The Rams(10-15, 3-7 A-10) erupted for a 23-2 run midway through the first half and put the game out of reach early.
Four different VCU players finished with 11 points apiece, including three freshman, while all 10 Rams who appeared in the game scored.
Shanel Harris had a 20-point, 10-rebound double-double for the Explorers (8-17, 4-6 A-10)
BUTLER 64, ST. BONAVENTURE 46 | BUTLER HIGHLIGHTS | BUTLER POSTGAME
The Butler women's basketball team was red hot in a 64-46 win over St. Bonaventure Sunday. The Bulldogs drilled 10 shots from 3-point range and pulled away with a big performance in the second half.
Junior Daress McClung led all scorers with 17 points. She hit 3-for-4 from behind the arc and added nine rebounds and five assists. Junior Mandy McDivitt totalled 12 points, five assists and four steals. McDivitt buried a season-high four 3-pointers.
Butler (15-10, 6-4) opened the second half with an 11-2 run that opened up the game
The Bulldogs seemed to take control in the first half, never trailing and building a 19-12 lead. The Bonnies, however, would make some outside shots and tie the game 25-25 at halftime.
St. Bonaventure (9-16, 2-8) was led by Ashley Zahn with 12 points. She made all four of her 3-point attempts. Doris Ortega, SBU's leading scorer, added 10 points and five assists.
XAVIER 59, RHODE ISLAND 40 | XAVIER HIGHLIGHTS/POSTGAME
Xavier women's basketball led wire-to-wire in a 59-40 win over Rhode Island Sunday in Atlantic 10 action at Cintas Center.
Xavier (9-15, 3-7 A-10) handed Rhody (5-19, 0-9 A-10) its seventh consecutive loss in the series.
Up by 17 at the half, XU led by as many as 23 in the second half, firing at a 49 percent clip from the field (22-of-45) and 5-of-8 from behind the arch while and forcing 16 points off of 17 URI turnovers. The Rams shot 30 percent from the field, going 15-of-50 and netted only a 1-of-10 effort from behind the arc.
Seniors Jessica Pachko and Amber Gray topped the stat sheet for XU, netting 12 and 11 points, respectively. Gray added a game-high eight rebounds.
Rhody's Tayra Melendez led all scorers with 17 points and had a team high seven rebounds.
CHARLOTTE 68, GEORGE WASHINGTON 56 | CHARLOTTE HIGHLIGHTS | CHARLOTTE POSTGAME
The Charlotte 49ers women's basketball team captured its 20th win of the season, knocking off George Washington, 68-56, Saturday at Halton Arena.
Charlotte (20-4, 9-1 A-10) attained the 20-win plateau for the 13th time in program history and first since 2010-11 when it won a school-record 27 on its way to reaching the WNIT Semifinals. Four 49ers tallied double-figure points, while seniors Jennifer Hailey, the three-time reigning Atlantic 10 Player of the Week, and Amanda Dowe each posted a double-double for the second-straight game.
Hailey, who was honored pregame for her recent career blocked shots record and 1,000 career rebounds, finished with a game-best 16 points and 13 rebounds to go along with five rejections. It marks her 10th-straight double-double and her 19th of the season.
Dowe contributed a 15-point, 17-rebound performance for her third-straight double-double, the 11th of the season and 19th of her career. Ten of her 17 boards came on the defensive glass, helping the Niners to win the battle of the boards, 48-to-39.
Danni Jackson poured in 12 points to lead the Colonials (11-14, 5-6 A-10) a trio in double figures. Tara Booker hauled in a team-best nine rebounds.
RICHMOND 81, MASSACHUSETTS 63 | RICHMOND HIGHLIGHTS | UMASS POSTGAME
Rachael Bilney became the 19th Richmond player to notch 1,000 career points as Richmond defeated UMass, 81-63, Sunday.
The Spiders improved to 13-13, 3-7 while the Minutewomen fell to 3-21, 1-8 overall.
Four Spiders scored in double-figures, led by Kristina King's 17 points. Bilney added 16, while Becca Wann scored 15. Yazmean Burgess came off the bench to score a career-high 12 points, going 3-of-5 from the field, 2-of-2 from long range and grabbing three steals. Wann led Spider rebounding with nine boards.
Bilney's 1,000th point came from a familiar (and special) source when twin sister Sam dished to her for a layup at the 17:17 mark in the second half.
Jasmine Harris, who was Massachusetts' leading scorer, had 19 points for the Minutewomen.
FORDHAM 61, SAINT LOUIS 56
ST. LOUIS - Fordham's Erin Rooney led all scorers with 19 points to go with six rebounds and a game-high six assists to lead the Rams to a 61-56 win over A-10 foe Saint Louis Sunday afternoon at Chaifetz Arena.
Courtney Webb scored a season-high 18 points and Lorreal Jones recorded her fifth double-double of the season for the Billikens.The loss dropped the Billikens to 10-15 overall and 4-6 in the A-10. Fordham improved to 18-7, 8-2.
Samantha Clark had 14 points, eight rebounds and four blocks for the Rams; Arielle Collins scored 12 points; and Abigail Corning narrowly missed a double-double with nine points and a game-high 13 rebounds, including seven offensive boards.
The Billikens edged the Rams 43-40 on the boards - including a season-high-tying 17 offensive rebounds - and tied their season low with seven turnovers.