RAMS FALL IN FIRST ROUND OF A-10 WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Final Score: No. 6 Saint Joseph's 72, No. 11 VCU 63

Location: Philadelphia, Pa. (Hagan Arena)

Records: VCU 7-22, Saint Joseph's 16-13

The Short Story: The Rams trailed just 45-41 heading into the fourth quarter but Saint Joseph's opened the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run to build a 53-41 lead. VCU would only get as close as six points for the remainder of the contest. The loss in the Atlantic 10 Women's Basketball Championship concluded the season for VCU.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Taya Robinson scored a game-high 18 points while adding four rebounds and three assists. She only committed one turnover and shot 7-of-16 from the floor.
  • Nyra Williams added 13 points on 4-of-8 shooting.
  • Sydnei Archie scored seven points and grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
  • The Hawks held a 32-22 edge in rebounding but the Rams had a slight 9-6 advantage in second chance points.
  • Saint Joseph's shot 48.9 percent from the filed while VCU shot 37.3 percent. The Hawks went 26-of-29 from the free throw line while the Rams were 21-of-25.
  • The Hawks were led by Chelsea Woods who scored 33 points and had seven rebounds.

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • The Hawks got the first two points of the game on a pair of free throws by Adashia Franklyn before the Rams went on a 7-0 run.
  • The Hawks tied the game at 7-7 and the two teams went back-and-forth before ending the first quarter tied 13-13.
  • VCU took a slim 16-15 lead before Saint Joseph's went on a 16-7 run to close the period and take the lead at 31-23 at halftime.
  • Saint Joseph's pushed its lead to 33-23 coming out of the break but VCU slowly chipped away at the lead at trailed just 45-41 heading into the final quarter.
  • The Hawks opened the fourth quarter on an 8-0 run and built a 53-41 lead.
  • VCU cut into the deficit and got as close as 56-50 with 5:09 remaining but the Hawks did just enough to keep VCU at bay. The Rams would get no closer than six points during the final 5:09 of the game.
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