Dec. 22, 2012
A-10 WBB NOTEBOOK | STATISTICS | STANDINGS
WHAT’S ON TAP FOR SATURDAY (12/22)
George Mason at George Washington | 12:00PM
#16/15 Dayton at Siena | Time Warner Cable | 1:00PM
Rhode Island at Providence | 1:00PM
Massachusetts at Northeastern | 2:00PM
La Salle at Fairfield | 2:00PM
Indiana State at Butler | 5:00PM
- No. 16/15 Dayton takes on Siena in its third consecutive road game today. The 11-0 Flyers will go head-to-head with the 3-5 Saints at 1 p.m. at the Alumni Recreation Center in Loudonville, N.Y. The game will be aired statewide on Time Warner Cable Sports Channel (channels 311 and 1311 HD, as well as on analog channel 99 in southwest Ohio). Talent for the game is Mike Demos (play-by-play), Jackie Craft (analyst) and Chris Onorato (sideline). The game is also available on DaytonFlyers.com with Shane White on the call.
- The 11-0 start is the best for the Flyers since becoming a Division I program in 1984-85 (the only better start in UD WBB history is the 1983-84 season when the Flyers went 12-0 to start, ended the season 27-4 and in the NCAA D-II National semifinals).
- No. 16 in the AP Top 25 and No. 15 in the USA Today Coaches Poll are both program bests for the Flyers.
- The 11 consecutive victories marks the longest winning streak for the Flyers since the 2006-07 season when UD rattled off 16 consecutive wins.
- Daress McClung and Taylor Schippers have been Butler's top two players this season, leading Butler in scoring in every game this season.
- Rhody travels north to face in-state rival Providence on Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. The Rams are 10-33 all-time against the Friars.The last time URI and PC met (Nov. 16, 2011), the Rams posted a 52-42 victory over the Friars -- it was Rhody's lone win of the season.
- The George Washington women's basketball team plays its final home game of 2012 when it welcomes local rival George Mason to the Charles E. Smith Center for a 12 p.m. tipoff today.
FRIDAY’S (12/21) RESULTS
Indiana 66, Xavier 55
In its final game before Christmas, the Xavier women's basketball team dropped a 66-55 decision at Indiana Friday afternoon. The Musketeers were led by senior Gray with 16 points in 27 minutes of action. With the loss, XU moves to 5-6 on the season. Xavier returns to action Dec. 28 when it participates in the Cavalier Classic hosted by Virginia. The Musketeers' first game of the classic will be against Northern Illinois Thursday at 4:30 p.m.
VCU 64, NJIT 52
Junior Robyn Parks scored 14 of her team-high 20 points in the second half, while freshmen Jessica Pellechio and Kaneisha Atwater added 12 and 11 points, respectively to lead VCU to a 64-52 victory against visiting NJIT Friday afternoon at the Verizon Wireless Arena. VCU travels to 24th-ranked Ohio State on Dec. 27. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. The Rams then return to the Verizon Wireless Arena for back-to-back home games against Maine (Jan. 1) and Youngstown State (Jan. 4).
Saint Joseph's 88, Savannah State 41
Posting its best offensive performance of the season, the Saint Joseph’s women’s basketball team downed Savannah State, 88-41, in the consolation game of the Gator Holiday Classic on Friday afternoon at the O’Connell Center. The Hawks, who had 11 of 12 players score on the day, were led by redshirt senior forward Chatilla van Grinsven’s (Helmond, Netherlands/Dr. Kippenberg College) 20 points.
Villanova 55, Temple 44
Despite a game-high 17-point effort from Victoria Macaulay, the Temple women’s basketball team fully overcame an early deficit in a 55-44 loss at Villanova (9-1). The Owls (5-5) cut a 15-point margin to four but could come no closer as they dropped a third straight game. It was the first Philadelphia Big 5 game of the season for Temple, while the Wildcats improved to 3-0 in the Big 5 with the victory.
Drake 61, Saint Louis 55
Drake opened the second half with a 10-0 run and held off Saint Louis (5-7) to earn a 61-55 victory Friday night at the Knapp Center. Lorreal Jones scored a game-high 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting and tied Mallory Eggert for game-high honors with seven rebounds. Eggert grabbed a season-high six offensive boards and Jones added four, powering the Billikens to a 13-2 edge on the offensive glass.
Charlotte 69, Davidson 54
Charlotte women's basketball used an 18-0 run covering over seven minutes of the first half to turn the score in its favor and secure a 69-54 victory over Davidson Friday evening inside Halton Arena in Charlotte, N.C. The 49ers placed three players in double-figure scoring, led by Hillary Sigmon's 13 points. The 49ers will now take nine days off for the holidays and return to action at the GSU Hoops & Holiday Tournament in Atlanta, December 29-30. Charlotte will open the event against Toledo and then face either host Georgia State or Mississippi Valley State the following day based upon results of the opening round matchups.