Dec. 9, 2012
A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL NOTEBOOK
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SUNDAY (12/9)
Saint Louis at Evansville | 2:00PM
Indiana at Butler | 2:00PM
- No. 19/18 Dayton (10-0) is 1 of 11 teams in NCAA D-I Women's Basketball that is still unbeaten this season. The Flyers knocked off Michigan State on Saturday to deal the Spartans their first loss of the season. The undefeated teams (as of Dec. 8) are: Colorado, Connecticut, Dayton, Duke (plays St. John's tomorrow), Georgia, Kansas State (plays South Dakota today), Oklahoma State, Quinnipiac, South Carolina, South Florida and Stanford.
- Duquesne won its seventh straight game to improve to 8-1 after defeating the University of Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.
- In its win over UNC Greensboro on Saturday, Richmond scored 100 points for the first time since beating Howard 101-57 on Dec. 15, 2004.
- Senior Jennifer Hailey led all Charlotte over Stetson, registering her seventh double-double of the season and 27th of her career with 19 points and 13 rebounds.
- Two tradition-rich programs – Butler and Indiana – will meet on Sunday afternoon. Butler welcomes the Hoosiers to Hinkle for a home game for the first time in the series. All four of the previous meetings between the two schools were in Bloomington. The last Big Ten team to come to Hinkle Fieldhouse was Purdue in December of 2006. Purdue won that game over Butler 81-38.
- Saint Louis will attempt to even its record when it takes on Evansville today at 1 p.m. The Bills slipped to 4-5 with a 78-62 loss at UT Martin Dec. 6.
SATURDAY’S (12/8) RESULTS
Dayton 60, Michigan State 53
Rhode Island 51, Maine 38
Rhode Island trailed 7-4 early on but then used a 10-0 run to move ahead 14-7 by the 11:42 mark. The Rams allowed Maine just two more makes from the field over the remainder of the half, taking a 27-13 lead into the break. The Black Bears opened the second half on a tear, outscoring Rhody 20-11 over the opening 10 minutes and cutting their deficit to five (38-33). However, the Rams pushed their lead back to 10 (44-34) with 6:59 left to play and led by double digits the rest of the way.
Dayton (10-0) defeated Michigan State 60–53 on Saturday afternoon. Dayton improves to 10-0 while Michigan State falls to 8-1.The Flyers were led by Cassie Sant’s career high 19 points and Ally Malott’s 12 points in the second half. Dayton’s 60 points were the most Michigan State has allowed all season. Dayton out rebounded the Spartans 48-43. Andrea Hoover led the team with 11 boards along with her 12 points, notching her third double-double of her career. Sam MacKay tied a career high with eight rebounds. The Flyers begin a four-game road swing with a trip to Akron, Ohio to play the Zips Tuesday, Dec. 18 at 1 p.m. Dayton doesn’t return to UD Arena until its home conference opener against La Salle on Wednesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.
Richmond 104, UNC Greensboro 69
Richmond cruised to an early lead and never looked back as it defeated UNC Greensboro, 104-69, Saturday at Fleming Gym. Richmond won its fourth-straight as it improved to 7-4 overall. Richmond had five players in double-figures, led by Kristina King’s 20 points. Becca Wann added 19 and a career-best nine assists, Amber Nichols with a career-high 14, Rachael Bilney with 13 and Ryann Dannelly with 10 points and a personal-best five blocks.
Stony Brook 58, Fordham 46
After a tough week on the road, the Rams returned to the Rose Hill Gym on Saturday looking to pick up a win against Stony Brook. Unfortunately for Coach Gaitley's squad, the Seawolves (5-3) shot 50 percent from the field en route to a 58-46 victory. The Rams never quit, using an 11-1 run to narrow the deficit to eight with two and half minutes left to play.
Duquesne 70, Pittsburgh 61
Belma Nurkic scored a game-high 18 points - including five 3-pointers - and Wumi Agunbiade added 15 as Duquesne won its seventh straight game to improve to 8-1 after defeating the University of Pittsburgh 70-61 in the annual City Game on Saturday afternoon.
American 57, George Washington 54
George Washington (4-4) rallied from an eight-point deficit to take a 47-40 lead with seven minutes to play, but host American finished the game with a 17-7 run to win the District showdown, 57-54, on Saturday afternoon at Bender Arena. GW shot 40.7 percent in the game and held American to 32.7 percent from the floor. The Eagles held a slight 36-35 edge on the glass.
Villanova 55, Saint Joseph's 51
Despite a career-high 24 points from redshirt senior Chatilla van Grinsven, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team dropped its Big 5 opener to Villanova, 55-51, Saturday afternoon at Hagan Arena. The Hawks return to action at the Gator Classic, December 20-21. Saint Joseph’s opens the tournament against Central Michigan at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 20.
VCU 57, Coppin State 46
VCU picked up its third straight win and fifth in its last six games Saturday afternoon with a 57-46 victory at Coppin State. Junior Robyn Parks led all scorers with a game-high 19 points, freshman Jessica Pellechio chipped in 13, and junior Shekina Henry posted her first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. The Rams used a strong second half performance for the third game in a row, holding Coppin State scoreless during a 10-minute stretch. VCU also held its second straight opponent under 50 points.
Ole Miss 71, Massachusetts 59
Despite a 19-point performance from senior center Jasmine Watson and a strong first half overall, UMass fell on the road at Ole Miss, 71-59, in Tad Smith Coliseum on Saturday afternoon. Watson finished 9-for-15 on field goal attempts while freshman guard Rashida Timbilla chipped in 10 points and four rebounds, with each coming on the offensive glass.
Charlotte 81, Stetson 73
Charlotte (6-2) jumped out in front early and never looked back in a run-away 81-73 triumph over Stetson Saturday evening inside Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. The win was the second of a three-game series during the past seven days for the Niners, who will now take over a week off for final exams and the end of the fall semester. Senior Jennifer Hailey led all Charlotte players with her seventh double-double of the season and 27th of her career with 19 points and 13 rebounds, including nine on the defensive glass. She also had a blocked shot to extend her consecutive games streak to 19.
West Virginia 67, St. Bonaventure 47
St. Bonaventure (5-6) fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers (6-2), 67-47, in the final game of their eight-game road stand. The Bonnies struggled shooting early and WVU took advantage by building an insurmountable lead and cruising to their sixth victory.