Dec. 2, 2012
A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL GAME DAY NOTEBOOK
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SUNDAY 12/2
Duquesne at Robert Morris | 1:00PM
Syracuse at Temple | 2:00PM
Xavier at Cincinnati | Fox Sports Ohio | 2:00 PM
Florida State at Charlotte | 2:00 PM
Richmond at James Madison | 2:00 PM
La Salle at Villanova | 2:00 PM
St. Bonaventure at Toledo | 2:30 PM
(Toledo Tournament | Toledo, OH)
Dayton vs. Arizona State | 4:30 PM
(ASU Tourney | Tempe, AZ)
>> Charlotte returns to Halton Arena at 2 p.m. today for a contest against unbeaten Florida State out of the ACC. Charlotte enters the match up with a 4-1 record after having picked up a 62-59 victory at UCF Wednesday night in Orlando, Fla. The 49ers were once again led by the senior post tandem of Amanda Dowe and Jennifer Hailey, who each collected a double-double in the triumph.
>> Xavier will take its show on the road for the first time this season on Sunday with a trip across town to Cincinnati. The 2012 Women's Crosstown Classic is set to tip-off at 2 p.m. December 2 at UC's Fifth Third Arena. The game will be televised on Fox Sports Ohio.
>> Dayton and St. Bonaventure have advanced to the championship game of their respective tournaments. Dayton is looking to capture its third event crown this season.
>> For the first time in program history, the Billikens have limited four consecutive opponents to fewer than 50 points. SLU has allowed an average of 45.3 points in its last four outings.
>> The A-10 went 6-3 against non-conference foes on Saturday, bettering the league’s overall mark to 60-51 (.541) on the season.
SATURDAY’S (12/1) RESULTS St. Bonaventure 56, Southern University 36
The St. Bonaventure women's basketball team (4-4) used a 56-36 victory over Southern (0-6) to snap their four-game losing streak and advance to the championship game of the Toledo Glass City Tournament. The Bonnies will face off with host Toledo in the championship game of the Glass City Tournament today at 2:30 p.m.
Saint Joseph's 61, Saint Francis 44
Saint Joseph's redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven matched SJU’s single-game rebound mark of 21 and scored a game-high 18 points as the Hawks' women's basketball team topped Saint Francis (Pa.), 61-44, Saturday afternoon at DeGol Arena. Leading by two at the half, SJU outscored the Red Flash 35-20 in the second half to improve to 4-2 on the season. The Hawks return to action this Wednesday when they host Lafayette at 7 p.m.
Rhode Island 59, Houston Baptist 36
Rhode Island took control early on, jumping out to a 14-3 lead over the opening 11 minutes. Houston Baptist did not register its second make from the field until netting a three-pointer which made it 14-6 at the 8:49 mark. From there, Rhody used a 9-0 run to open up a 17-point lead (23-6) and headed into the break up 27-18. The Rams carried the momentum over into the second frame - moving in front by 20 (52-32) after a Megan Straumann three-pointer with six minutes left to play - and eventually finishing on top 59-36.
VCU 86, FAMU 57
VCU's "high octane" style was on display Saturday afternoon as the Rams erupted for a 48-14 run spanning nearly 19 minutes and cruised to an 86-57 victory at Florida A&M. Junior Robyn Parks led five VCU players in double-figure scoring with 19 points. Freshmen Jessica Pellechio, Kaneisha Atwater and Janniina Koivunen combined for 39 points, while senior Robyn Hobson chipped in 10. The Rams shot 63 percent (17-for-27) in the second half and knocked down eight 3-pointers in the game.
Miami (Ohio) 50, Massachusetts 40 | POSTGAME INTERVIEW
Facing Miami (Ohio) on the road in Millett Hall, UMass women’s basketball dropped a defensive battle, 50-40 on Saturday afternoon to conclude its two-game stay in the state of Ohio. Sophomore guard Emily Mital produced a team-high eight points on the contest while freshman Rashida Timbilla notched a career-best 15 rebounds to go with seven points, a block and a steal.
Saint Louis 53, Valparaiso 47
Courtney Webb and Lorreal Jones scored a game-high 15 points apiece, and Mallory Eggert registered a second consecutive double-double to lead Saint Louis to a 53-47 victory over Valparaiso Saturday afternoon at the Athletics-Recreation Center.
Georgetown 70, George Washington 54
The George Washington women's basketball team was tied with district rival Georgetown at halftime, but the visiting Hoyas opened the second half with a 19-4 run and the Colonials suffered a 70-54 loss on Saturday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center. Graduate student Tara Booker matched her season high with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting, including 6-of-10 from beyond the arc. Booker's six three-pointers were the most by a Colonials player this season and equaled her career best.
Dayton 82, UNLV 58 | HIGHLIGHTS
No. 23/22 University of Dayton women’s basketball defeated UNLV 82-58 on the first day of the Arizona State Classic Saturday at Wells Fargo Arena. Senior Sam MacKay paced UD with 18 points to go along with a career-high eight rebounds and six steals. UD plays host Arizona State Sunday, Dec. 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET in the championship game.
Marquette 51, Fordham 48
Looking to top a Big East opponent for the first time since 2005, the Fordham Women's Basketball team fell just short on Saturday night, dropping a 51-48 decision to Marquette in The Al McGuire Center. With the loss, Fordham drops to 5-2 on the year, while the Golden Eagles improved to 4-2.