March 3, 2012
GAME 1: #1 ST. BONAVENTURE 68, LA SALLE 53
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - Top-seeded St. Bonaventure advances to the semifinals after defeating eighth-seeded La Salle, 68-53, in Saturday's first game of the 2012 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship at Michael J. Hagan '85 Arena in Philadelphia. With the win, St. Bonaventure remains undefeated in conference play and improves to 28-2 overall. The Explorers fall to 14-17 with the loss.
The Bonnies featured five players that scored in double-figures. Senior Megan Van Tatenhove led the way in scoring with 13 points on 6-8 shooting from the field.
As a team, St. Bonaventure shot 43.8 percent (21-48) from the field, 7-21 from three-point range and 19-26 from the free throw line.
La Salle's Brittany Wilson led the Explorers with 19 points and seven rebounds.
St. Bonaventure will face the winner of the game between #4 Richmond and #5 Saint Joseph's on Sunday at 12:00 pm ET.
GAME 2: #5 SAINT JOSEPH'S 69, RICHMOND 57
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Fifth-seeded Saint Joseph’s upset fourth-seeded Richmond, 69-57, in the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Quarterfinals at Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena in Philadelphia. With the win, Saint Joseph’s improves to 21-9 overall and advances to Sunday’s semifinal against top-seeded St. Bonaventure. The Spiders fall to 22-8 with the loss.
Saint Joseph’s Michelle Baker led all scorers with 20 points on 9-16 shooting. Junior Ashley Prim added 15 points and three assists for the Hawks.
The Hawks shot 20-25 from the free throw line along with recording eight blocks defensively.
Three Spiders finished in double-figures, as Genevieve Okoro, Rachel Bilney and Becca Wan scored 17, 14 and 12 points, respectively.
Saint Joseph’s will face top-seeded St. Bonaventure in the semifinals, Sunday at noon.
GAME 3: #2 TEMPLE 64, #7 DUQUESNE 55
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Second-seeded Temple moves on to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship semifinals after defeating seventh-seeded Duquesne, 64-55, Saturday evening at Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena in Philadelphia. With the victory, Temple improves to 21-8 on the season while the Dukes fall to 20-11.
Temple’s Shey Peddy, the 2012 Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Player and Defensive Player of the Year, scored 30 points on 6-16 shooting to lead the Owls. Peddy also went an astounding 14-17 from the free throw line. B.J. Williams added 12 points and six assists.
The Dukes had three players in double-figures; Wumi Agunbiade led Duquesne with 21 points on 6-15 shooting.
Temple will face the winner of the game between #3 Dayton and #11 Saint Louis on Sunday at 2:30 pm ET.
GAME 4: #3 DAYTON 69, #11 SAINT LOUIS 51
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Third-seeded Dayton advances to the Atlantic 10 Women’s Basketball Championship semifinals after defeating eleventh-seeded Saint Louis, 69-51, Saturday evening at Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena in Philadelphia. With the victory, Dayton improves to 21-6 on the season, while Saint Louis falls to 11-20 with the loss.
Dayton’s Patrice Lalor led all scorers with 17 points on 7-18 shooting from the field. Kayla Moses added 11 points for the Flyers.
The Flyers’ defense forced 20 Saint Louis turnovers, resulting in 21 points for the Flyers.
The Billikens had three players in double-figures; Courtney Webb led Saint Louis with 12 points on 4-14 shooting.
Dayton will face second-seeded Temple on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 pm ET.