Dec. 17, 2012
STANDINGS | STATISTICS
WHAT'S ON TAP FOR MONDAY (12/17)
No games scheduled
LOOKING AHEAD TO TUESDAY (12/18)
Charlotte at North Carolina A&T | 6:00PM
UNC Wilmington at Xavier | 7:00PM
Kent State at St. Bonaventure | 7:00PM
Dayton at Akron | 7:00PM
Butler at IUPUI | 7:00PM
- Dayton moved up one spot to No. 16 in the latest AP Top 25 Poll. The Flyers received 395 votes in the media poll. The Flyers (10-0) are coming off finals week and have not played since their 60-53 defeat of previously unbeaten Michigan State on Dec. 8 at UD Arena.
- This is the second straight season Duquesne has started 9-1, last season DU opened up 10-1 // The Dukes' eight-game winning streak ties the longest in program history.
- Rhode Island set a new Ryan Center record and tied the program's single-game record with 28 assists against Rhode Island College. The Rams also shot a season-best 62.5 percent (40-of-64) from the field and URI's 89 points scored were the team's highest point total since netting 91 against Charlotte on Jan. 26, 2007.
- George Washington's Tara Booker became the 27th member of GW's 1,000-point club, and she is just the 10th Colonial ever with 1,000 points and 600 rebounds in her career.
- Against James Madison, Wumi Agunbiade attempted the most foul shots (18) in the Atlantic 10 Conference since Megan Shoniker from Rhode Island had 19 on Feb. 13, 2011
- The Atlantic 10 is ranked eighth in the latest RPI Report. Dayton leads the league's teams, as the Flyers are currently ranked No. 6 among the nation's best. Five additional A-10 squads are listed among the top 100 - Duquesne (34), Saint Joseph's (57), Richmond (61), Temple (70) and Charlotte (82).
SUNDAY'S (12/16) RESULTS
St. Bonaventure 66, Canisius 44
The St. Bonaventure trio of Doris Ortega, CeCe Dixon and Alaina Walker each netted 15 points as the Bonnies dominated the second half against Canisius en route to a 66-44 triumph at the Reilly Center. The Bonnies (6-6) defense held Canisius to just 28.0 percent shooting (14-50) in the win. St. Bonaventure has a quick turnaround as they will welcome Kent State to the Reilly Center on Tuesday (Dec. 18) at 7:00 p.m.
East Carolina 67, VCU 56
East Carolina, sporting the nation's ninth-best scoring defense, overcame an early deficit and held off a late VCU (5-5) rally in a 67-56 win over the Rams at the Verizon Wireless Arena. Junior Robyn Parks registered her fourth double-double of the year with 14 points and 10 rebounds to pace VCU offensively, while freshmen Jessica Pellechio and Janniina Koivunen added 12 and 11 points, respectively.
Florida 74, La Salle 50
La Salle (1-9) trimmed a 19-point halftime deficit to just seven with a 17-4 burst out of the locker room, but Florida outscored the Explorers 35-17 the rest of the way as the Gators took a 74-50 decision at Tom Gola Arena. Shanel Harrison scored seven of her team-high 15 points in that run and contributed a team-high-tying six rebounds. Brittany Wilson added 14 points along with four rebounds, three steals and three assists.
Fordham 72, Morgan State 56 | HIGHLIGHTS
Behind a season-best offensive output that saw all five starters finish in double-figure scoring, Fordham downed Morgan State, 72-56, in the Rose Hill Gym. With their second consecutive win, the Rams improve to 7-4 on the season. Erin Rooney led all scorers with 21, just one off her career-high. Marah Strickland added 13 points, Abigail Corning and Samantha Clark each chipped in 12, and Arielle Collins netted ten.
Rhode Island 89, Rhode Island College 60
Rhode Island (5-6) used its considerable height advantage en route to an 89-60 victory over Rhode Island College. The Rams scored 60 points in the paint, while RIC (6-3) was limited to 18. Rhode Island also enjoyed a 36-28 edge in rebounds. After a 7-0 first half run by RIC made the score 25-20, Rhode Island went on a 21-0 run of its own to open up a 26-point lead. Freshman Samantha Tabakman led the way, scoring all of her game-high 21 points in the first half.
Butler 66, Northern Kentucky 56
Junior Daress McClung scored 15 points with 13 rebounds and six assists to lead Butler to a 66-56 victory at Northern Kentucky. The win moves Butler to 5-5 on the season. McClung's fifth double-double of the season came on a day when Butler never trailed. The 6-0 junior also added four steals and six blocked shots. Sophomore Liz Stratman, playing in her first game as a Bulldog, scored 14 points and blocked three shots. Sophomore Taylor Schippers added 13 points and five assists.
Duquesne 62, James Madison 57
Wumi Agunbiade recorded her fifth double-double of the season with game-highs 18 points and a season-high 15 rebounds as Duquesne tied its longest winning streak of the season - eight games - after a 62-58 victory over James Madison at the Palumbo Center. Duquesne travels to #25/22 West Virginia (6-2) on Thursday night for a 7:00 p.m. game against the Mountaineers. The game will be broadcast locally on ROOT Sports and simulcast on ESPN3.
Auburn 71, Temple 49
The defensive pressure of Auburn forced Temple women's basketball into giving away too many opportunities, resulting in a 71-49 road loss for the Owls (5-4) at Auburn Arena. The Tigers (8-2) won their fifth straight and had four players score in double figures, led by Tyrese Tanner with 18. The Owls will again be on the road for their next game, but closer to home as they head to Villanova for a 6:00 p.m. contest on Friday, Dec. 21.