Nov. 29, 2012
A-10 WBB STATS through 11/28
WHAT'S ON TAP FOR THURSDAY (11/29)
Massachusetts at Ohio | 11:30 a.m.
Indiana State at Saint Louis | 8:00 p.m.
>> A-10 teams posted an 8-3 record against non-conference foes on Wednesday night, including No. 23/22 Dayton's convincing 95-73 win over cross-town rival Wright State. The Flyers remain perfect on the season and are among 28 of 343 Division I teams that are still undefeated. UD's 7-0 start is its best since becoming a NCAA Div. I team in 1984.
>> A-10 leading scorer Brittany Wilson of La Salle registered her second double-double of the season, netting 22 points and corralling a career-high 15 boards against Georgetown.
>> Overall, the A-10 improves to 53-44 (.546) on the season.
>> Richmond junior Genevieve Okoro suffered a season-ending knee injury that will sideline her the rest of the 2012-13 season. She suffered a anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear in the closing minutes of the Wichita State game.
I am heartbroken for Gen," said head coach Michael Shafer. "She was on her way to a breakout year and had it cut short is just sad. I know she will still play an important role on our team, as she has always been a voice for us, but we certainly lost a game-changer. I feel for our team as well, but we can only deal with what we can control and this is out of our hands. We cannot dwell on this, the season continues and we need to keep our focus on getting better each day."
WEDNESDAY'S (11/28) RESULTS
Richmond 76, North Carolina A&T 63 | HIGHLIGHTS
Richmond (4-4) used a dominant first half to cruise past North Carolina A&T, 76-63, Wednesday afternoon at the Robins Center. Rachael Bilney led the Spiders with 17 points, 12 of which came in the second half. Bilney sank a season-high five threes. Freshman Lauren Tolson continued her off-the-bench brilliance with a career-high 13 points, off 4-of-7 shooting.
Richmond improved to 23-8 at the Robins Center over the last two seasons and is 2-1 this season at home. The Spiders play at the James Madison Dukes Sunday at 2 p.m.
Duquesne 78, Buffalo 52
Duquesne (5-1) won its fourth straight game on Wednesday evening, securing a 78-52 victory at Buffalo. The Dukes, who never trailed in the contest, where led by April Robinson with a career-high 16 points. Wumi Agunbiade scored 14 and pulled down 12 rebounds to record her second straight double-double. Belma Nurkic scored 11 and dished out four assists. Duquesne has won 12 straight games against MAC Conference opponents
George Washington 75, Morgan State 40
George Washington (4-2) built a 30-point halftime lead, limiting host Morgan State to just 14 points in the opening period, and went on to easily defeat the Lady Bears, 75-40, on Wednesday evening at Hill Field House. GW improves to 4-2 on the season for the first time since the 2008-09.
Butler 65, Eastern Michigan 59 | HIGHLIGHTS
Junior Daress McClung had 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks and Butler (3-4) made the winning plays late to claim a 65-59 win over Eastern Michigan on Wednesday night. Sophomores Taylor Schippers and Hannah Douglas converted key free throws down the stretch to ice the game for Butler. The Bulldogs will have a week off before traveling to Bowling Green Wednesday, Dec. 5. BU's next home game is Sunday, Dec. 9 against Indiana.
Charlotte 62, UCF 59
Charlotte (4-1) gutted out a 62-59 triumph at UCF Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla. The Niners controlled the boards by a 21-rebound difference, 54-to-33, to help them pull out the victory in a game which featured 41 combined fouls and 44 overall turnovers. The senior post tandem of Jennifer Hailey and Amanda Dowe once again led the 49ers charge, as each registered a double-double. Hailey secured game-high honors with 18 points and 17 rebounds, a career best, while Dowe contributed 17 and 15, respectively.
Cleveland State 68, VCU 57
Junior Shekina Henry led all scorers with a career-high 18 points, while classmate Robyn Parks added 17 and freshman Jessica Pellechio chipped in 14, but VCU (2-4) couldn't overcome a strong second half by Cleveland State and fell 68-57, Wednesday night. VCU plays its sixth road game in seven outings with a trip to Florida A&M on Dec. 1. Tipoff is set for 2 p.m. The Rams return to the Verizon Wireless Arena on Dec. 5 to face UMBC. Check VCUAthletics.com for complete game coverage.
No. 23/22 Dayton 95, Wright State 73
The No. 23/22 University of Dayton women's basketball team (7-0) beat the Wright State Raiders (2-3) 95-73 on Wednesday at the Nutter Center. Wednesday's win over the Raiders is the best start for Dayton since it became a NCAA Div. I team in 1984. Dayton was paced by the duo of Sam MacKay and Ally Malott. Each had 20 points against the Raiders. The Flyers added 29 points off of the bench in the win. UD held a 58-46 advantage on the boards, and scored 19 of its points on second chance opportunities. Dayton returns to action against UNLV in the ASU Classic in Tempe, Ariz. on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. ET.
Delaware 68, St. Bonaventure 58 | HIGHLIGHTS
St. Bonaventure (3-4) dropped its fourth-straight game this season with a 68-58 loss on the road at Delaware. The Bonnies are in the midst of their first four-game losing streak since the 2006-07 season when they went winless between Feb. 4-Feb 15 with losses to UMass, Saint Louis, George Washington and Saint Joseph's. The Bonnies broke that streak at home against Duquesne Feb. 18.
Fordham 55, Manhattan 45 | HIGHLIGHTS
Coming off their first loss in an otherwise unblemished record, the Rams returned home to The Rose Hill Gym on Wednesday night to play host to cross-borough rival Manhattan in the annual Battle of the Bronx. Behind a season-high scoring effort from Marah Strickland and a dominate effort on the glass from the entire team, the Rams returned to their winning ways, besting the Jaspers 55-45 and setting a high water mark for the program that Rose Hill hasn't seen in almost two decades.
Temple 70, Bowling Green 56 | HIGHLIGHTS
Holding Bowling Green without a field goal over a nine-minute stretch in the second half, Temple women's basketball surged ahead for good and came away with a 70-56 win on the road against the Falcons (3-3). The Owls (4-2) got career-highs from freshman Sally Kabengano with 17 points and sophomore Rateska Brown with 15 points.
The Owls are back home for their next game for the final time in the 2012 calendar year, taking on Syracuse this coming Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2:00 p.m. in McGonigle Hall.
Georgetown 69, La Salle 61 | HIGHLIGHTS
Brittany Wilson drained 22 points and pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds to lead La Salle (1-5) in a 69-61 setback at Georgetown on Wednesday night. Tonight's game marks the fifth 20+ point game for Wilson and second double-double of the season. She also added two blocks, two assists and a steal. Shanel Harrison, a DC native playing in her hometown, added 15 points for her second straight double-figure scoring game and chipped in six rebounds.