March 5, 2011
GAME 5 - #1 XAVIER 71, #8 SAINT JOSEPH'S 55
LOWELL, Mass. - Top-seeded Xavier advances to the semifinals after taking down #8 Saint Joseph's, 71-55, in Saturday's first game at the 2011 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship at The Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. Xavier remains undefeated in conference play, sitting at 26-2 overall. The Hawks fall to 19-11 with the loss.
The Musketeers registered four players in double figures. Amber Harris dropped 19 points on 6-12 shooting, while Ta'Shia Phillips recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards. Special Jennings added 11 points and seven assists.
Katie Kuester and Erin Shields led the Hawks with 17 and 10 points, respectively.
Xavier will face the winner of game six between #4 Richmond and #5 Charlotte, Sunday, March 6 at noon.
GAME 6 - #5 CHARLOTTE 68, #4 RICHMOND 63
LOWELL, Mass. - Fifth-seeded Charlotte upset fourth-seeded Richmond in 2011 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship quarterfinal action Saturday evening at The Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. The 49ers improve to 23-8 while the Spiders fall to 18-11.
Shannon McCallum led the offensive effort for the 49ers, dropping 21 points on 9-15 shooting. Defensively, Amanda Dowe got it done on the glass, grabbing 14 rebounds. Charlotte shot an impressive 57-percent from beyond the arc and outrebounded Richmond, 48-35.
Richmond's Brittani Shells led all scorers with 23 points, while teammates Abby Oliver and Crystal Goring chipped in 15 and 13 points, respectively.
The 49ers will advance to play top-seeded Xavier in the semifinals, Sunday at noon.
GAME 7 - #2 TEMPLE 76, #7 ST. BONAVENTURE 56
- Two-seed Temple moves on to the 2011 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship semifinals after defeating seventh-seeded St. Bonaventure, 75-56, Saturday evening at The Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass. With the victory, the Owls improve to 23-7 while the Bonnies fall to 20-11.
Qwedia Wallace shot a tremendous 71-percent (10-14) from the field, hitting 5-of-9 from three-point range, to finish with a game-high 27 points. Shey Peddy added 21 points on 7-8 shooting, while grabbing six boards and dishing three assists.
The Owls shot 52-percent from the field overall, and were 9-19 from behind the arc.
Two Bonnies finished in double figures as Megan Van Tatenhove and Armelia Horton scored 14 and 13 points, respectively.
Temple will face the winner of game eight between #3 Duquesne and #6 Dayton on Sunday at 2:30PM.
GAME 8 - #6 DAYTON 74, #3 DUQUESNE 66
LOWELL, Mass. - Number-six Dayton knocked off three-seed Duquesne, 74-66, Saturday evening at The Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., advancing to the semifinals of the 2011 Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship. With the win, the Flyers improve to 20-10, while the Dukes fall to 22-8 on the season.
Dayton shot 47-percent from long range, connecting on 9-of-19 three-pointers. The Flyers were led by Justine Raterman who finished with 21 points, nine rebounds and five assists. Kristin Daugherty chipped in 18 points and eight rebounds.
The Flyers' defense forced 26 turnovers, creating out 28 points off the miscues.
The Dukes had three players in double figures; Orsi Szecsi led Duquesne with 20 points on 7-11 shooting.
Dayton will face #2 Temple Sunday afternoon at 2:30.