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1/07/2023 9:30 pm  #21

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

Just 2 games today.  St Joe's improved to 3-0, 13-2, with a 71 - 47 win over St Louis, 1 - 2, 5-13.  Rookie Laura Ziegler led the Hawks with 16 points and 9 rebounds.while Talya Brugler was 13/7.  Julia Martinez led the Billikens with 13/8.  Brooke Flowers had 6 points and 9 rebounds, but added zero blocks to her nation leading average.

UMass (12-4, 2-1) won at Loyola Chicago (1-2, 6-10) by 76 - 59.  Minutewomen shot poorly in the first quarter, 0-4 from 3s, but trailed by only 11-10 an improvement over recent slow starts..  Sam Breen scored their first 2 baskets to end her trend of scoreless first periods.  Breen finished with 23 points, including 3 - 4 from beyond the arc and 8 - 8 FT.  She had 6 rebounds,  Sydney Taylor continued her cold shooting att the start but finished with 15 points, 3 - 14 but 3 - 9 on 3s.  She had 8 rebounds and was 6 - 6 from the line.  Destiny Philoxy again had some trouble with turnovers (6), but  had 13 points (6-6 FT) and 7 assists.  UMass was 20 - 20 from the line.  After the 0-4 start, Mintewomen finished 10-22 from beyond the arc.

Loyola put up a good fight, playing hard defense (11 steals.). They had a lot of traveling violations and offensive charges, at least 4.  They are not a good shooting team, only 5 - 22 3s and 10 - 17 FT,.  Sitori Tanin had 17 points on 8 - 11 shooting, after coming in with a 7.8 pig average.

There are now 3 undefeated teams in the A10, and 4 winless teams.  Five teams sit at 1 - 1.  Richmond at Davidson, scheduled for tomorrow, has been canceled.  Davidson expects to be able to resume play next week.  CBSSN games tomorrow are Fordham at Dayton, followed by LaSalle at Rhode Island.  

Since I've mentioned this game before, Columbia ended their 27 game losing streak to Princeton on ESPNU last night.  Lions won in overtime 58 - 55.  Columbia lost their first league game today to Penn (10-5, 3-0) in the Palestra.   Princeton rebounded with a win over Cornell.  

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1/13/2023 9:16 pm  #22

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

In Thursday's only game, Rhode Island stayed unbeaten with a 76 - 59 win over St Louis.  Moye Toure continued her hot play with 14 points and 10 rebounds, although she had 8 turnovers.  Sayawni Lassiter had 14/7 and Madison Hattix-Covington also had 14.  Showing their depth, starters Emma Squires and Sophie Phillips only played 11 minutes each, but Emmi Rinat came off the bench for the Rans and scored 23 points on 7-9 shooting (4-6 beyond the arc.). Rinat scored 8 against GW last year as a rookie,  Dolly Cairns came off the bench in her second game back from concussion protocols.

Kennedy Calhoun and Julia Martinez each scored 14 for the Billikens.  Martinez shot 6 - 7 from the field and added 14 rebounds and 8 assists.  Kyla McMakin had 11 points on 4 - 23 shooting, 1 - 8 on 3s.  Brooke Flowers scored 8 points, and 12 rebounds and 3 blocks.

Rams are 4 - 0 in the conference (13 - 3 overall.). The only other undefeated team is St Joe's, also 4 - 0, which plays in Amherst tomorrow, in another key game early in the conference season,  GW sent Fordham from the land of the unbeatens and both are tied in third at 3 - 1.  UMass is next at 2 - 1 and already has a home conference loss to Rhode Island.  A second home loss to a first place team would hurt.

Five games scheduled for tomorrow, all in the afternoon.  (I was out of the loop for a few days, and missed some games but hopefully will be timely from now on.)

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1/14/2023 8:27 pm  #23

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All 5 home teams won today in A10 play.  Just 2 games tomorrow, both CBSSN, and GW- George Mason on Monday.

VCU. (5-11,2-2). 55               George Mason (9-9, 2-3).  45.
Mary-Anna Asare had 15 points for the Rams while Sarah Te-Bisau had 14.  Paula Suarez scored 12 for the Patriots.

Davidson (8-9, 1-2).  73         St Bonaventure. (3-11,0-5) 39.  Wildcats led 23 - 4 after a quarter in getting first conference win.  Sophomore guard Mallorie Haines scored 18 points on 6 - 8 shooting, all 3 pointers.  Suzi-Rose Deegan had 18 points,

Fordham. (12-6, 4 - 1).  83          Duquesne. (12-6, 2-3).  62.    Asiah Dingle led the Rams with 24 points and 10 rebounds,  Sarah Karpeli had 18 points  and Anna DeWolfe had 14.  Amaya Hamilton scored 22 for the Dukes while Precious Johnson had 11 points and 14 rebounds.  UMass visits the Bronx on Wednesday night, a match-up of top 4 teams.

UMass (13-4,3-1)  58              St Joseph's. (14-3,4-1).  56.    Laura Ziegler had 22 for the Hawks. Talya Brugler had 12.  Olivia Mullins scored 13, including 3 early three pointers and another clutch 3 pointer in the 4th quarter.  Only 9 points from the rest of the team, just 3 off the bench.  Hawks were sloppy with the ball at the top of the key, allowing some easy transition baskets for UMass early. They missed 3 chances late to tie or go ahead.  

UMass trailed much of the game but gutted out the victory.  Ber'Nyah Mayo had 19 points on 7 - 14 shooting.  She made a big 3 pointer late.  McKenna White had 10 points and 4 steals.  Sydney Taylor continues to struggle with her shot, but scored 10 points on 3 - 8 shooting, 2-4 beyond the arc.  Destiny Philoxy makes a  lot of positive contributions but is also struggling with her shot, 6 points on 2 -12 field goals.  Sam Breen didn't scored until late in the second quarter, a 3 point play.  She finished with 9 points on 3 - 8 shooting, 0 - 2 from 3s,  Breen was the game's leading rebounder with 8.   She had 4 steals to go with 4 turnovers,  

Minutewomen continue to struggle with shooting, especially from beyond the arc, which leads to slow starts.  They seem to shoot free throws better on the road, just 10 - 17 today.  Breen was 3 - 3, and I believe she's made at least 19 in a row,  

URI, which plays tomorrow, is the remaining undefeated, at 4 - 0.  Fordham and St Joe's are 4 - 1.  UMass is 3 - 1.  GW is alone in 5th at 3 - 2.  LaSalle, VCU and Dayton are 2 -2 .

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1/16/2023 7:13 pm  #24

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Sunday's 2 games featured 3 first year coaches.  Loyola' s Allison Guth most recently coached Yale for 7 years (6 seasons due to the canceled Covid year.). Yale won 99 games included a postseason WBI championship.  She is from Illinois and played for the Illilni.  Three of her assistant coaching jobs were at Loyola, Northwestern and DePaul, so she has considerable experience in the state.

 Rebecca Tillett of St Louis most recently led Longwood for 4 years, including their first trip to the NCAA tournament.  Her previous experience includes 10 years coaching high school in Prince William County,  Her daughter Isabel is a redshirt tfreshman after a year at Longwood; a little used 5'9' guard.  

Dayton's Tamika Williams-Jeter was head coach at DIII Wittenberg for a year before taking the Flyers' job, leading them to the NCAA tournament.  She was part of 2 national championship teams at UConn (2000, 2002) and played 7 years in the WNBA.  After the rough start, Dayton has picked up 3 wins.  They lost at least 3 players to transfer.  All 3 teams had rough starts, but there is hope for the future in the A10 with these 3 coaches.

As for the Sunday games, Rhode Island (14-3, 5-0) crushed Loyola 63 - 34.  Noone played more than 23 minute. for the Rams.   Maye Toure had 12 points and 15 rebounds, with 3 blocks.   Dolly Cairns returned to the starting line-up and scored 10 points.  Sophie Phiilips had 12 points off the bench.  Amalile Dutat pulled down 13 rebounds.  Loyola shot under 20% for the game with no one in double figures.

St Louis (6-14, 2-3) beat Dayton (3-13,2-3) 80 - 69.  Julia Martinez, the A10 Player of the Week, had 18 points, 5 rebounds and 8 steals.  Brooke Flowers had 15/13, and 6 blocks to solidify her nation leading blocks per game status.  Destiny Bohannon scored 17 for the Flyers.

Rhode Island leads the standings with Fordham and St Joe's next at 4 - 1 and UMass at 3 - 1.  After this afternoon's game, GW is still in 5th place at 3 -3 but tied with George Mason.  LaSalle and VCU are 2 -2.

Nya Robertson was the A10 Rookie of the Week, following her 21.5 average in 2 games for the Colonials.

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1/19/2023 7:01 pm  #25

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All 5 games on the Wednesday schedule were won by teams with winning conference records, causing some reshuffling of the standings; as both second place teams lost and (2) .500 teams were idle.

Rhode Island won to stay undefeated at 6 - 0.  UMass (4-1) won at Fordham which fell into third place at 4-2; joined by St Joe's which lost at home to LaSalle (3-2.), now alone in 5th place. With its win over St Louis (2-4), Duquense joined GW and George Mason at 3 - 3 in a 6th place tie.  Davidson is also even at 2-2 after winning at VCU.  The two top scorers played on losing teams.

Davidson 71, VCU 60.  Wildcats led in scoring by Issy Morgan (18 points,) Elle Suphin (16/10 rebounds,) and Suzi-Rose Diggins with 13.  Sarah Te-Bisau scored 30 for the Rams.

LaSalle 61, St Joe's 58.  The Jacobs box score was Claire with 18 points/6 rebounds, Mia with 12/12 and Amy with 6/5/5 assists.  Four others scored between 5 and 7 points for the Explorers.  For the Hawks, who have lost 2 in a row, Talya Brugler had 17 points.  Laura Ziegler and Katie Jekot each scored 11.

UMass 66, Fordham 57.  Slow starting first half filled with turnovers and bad shooting by both teams.  Asaih Dingle had at least 3 travel violations in the first half and Sam Breen was scoreless (0-5) with 5 rebounds.  Ber'Nyah Mayo again led UMass in scoring with 18 points.  Sydney Taylor had 10.  Breen finally hit a 3 pointer and 1-2 FT in the third. but she kept hitting the boards.  She made an off-balance lay-up between 2 defenders with 1:13 left in the game and then a couple of rebounds and 4 late free throws to finish with 10 points and 15 rebounds; a second half double double.  Anna DeWolfe scored 33 for Fordham and Dingle had 18/8, and finishing with 6 turnovers.  The rest of the team scored 6 points.  Megan Jonassen had a leg injury in the first half and was on crutches.

URI 75, Richmond (1-3 in conference) 49.  Dolly Cairns had 13 for the Rams.  Maye Toure had 12/9 boards.  Sayawni Lassiter only scored 4 points but had 5 rebounds and 9 assists.  Sophie Philips had 15 points off the bench.  For the Spiders, Maggie Doogan (6'2" Fr) scored 13 and had 13 rebounds off the bench.  Katie Hill was 10/7.

Duquense 68, St Lous (2-4) 63.  Megan McConnell led the Dukes with 16 points and 10 rebounds.  Tess Myers scored 15 and Amaya Hamilton's line was 10/9/6 assists.  Kyla McMakin scored 14 for the Billikens.  Brooke Flowers was 13/12 and 3 blocks.  Julia Maritnez was 10/10.

Sam Breen was one of 15 players chosen for the Becky Hammon Player of the Year Mid-season  Watch List, and only one from the A10.  The consolation prize for mid-majors.

Only game tonight is Dayton at the Bonnies.  And Saturday it's just George Mason at Richmond.  Two nationally televised games at noon on Sunday:  UMass at Dayton on ESPNU and Davidson at Duquense on CBSSN; plus VCU at GW on NBC Sports Washington and ESPN+.


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1/21/2023 8:31 pm  #26

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

Jesse Fleming didn't even make it through the season, getting dismissed as St Bonaventure coach last weekend.  Bonnies were on a 9 game losing streak.  His career record was 53 - 135 and 25-77 in conference.  His best season was last year at 12 - 16.  He had 11 years with the program, starting as a student manager for the women's team, prior to being hired as head coach.

Fleming was replaced by Erica Morrow, just hired as an assistant last June.  She played and coached at Syracuse so she has an up-state New York background.  And on Thursday she won her first game as head coach.

St Bonaventure (4-17, 1-5). 54                   Dayton (3-14, 2-4) 53.     Bonnies won on a corner jumper by Maddie Dziegowski (11 points) with 5 seconds on the clock.  Nedechla Lacen score 14 and I'yanna Lops had 10 points and 4 blocks.  Dayton lost despite outrebounding the Bonnies 51 - 26.  Flyers were led by Sydney Freeman with 15 points.  Mariah Perez and 9 points and 13 rebounds while Ariana Smith was 9/10.

Richmond (12-6, 2-3) 73                        George Mason (10-10, 3-4).  58.  in today's only action. Host  Spiders were led by Maggie Doogan with 18 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocks.  Addie Budniick had 14 points and 4 blocks.  Siobhan Ryan scored 13.  Taylor Jameson led Mason with 16 points.  Mason fell a half game behind GW with its loss.             


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1/23/2023 7:13 pm  #27

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

Following Sunday's action, there are 7 teams with winning records in conference and 8 with losing records.  No teams are ar .500.  URI is 7 - 0.  UMass is 5 - 1 and on a 4 game winning streak.  Third is Fordham at 5 - 2.  LaSalle has won 4 in a row and sits at 4 - 2.  Davidson is 3 - 2 with a 3 game winning streak.  GW is tied with St Joe's (3 game losing streak) at 4 - 3.  Duquense and George Mason follow at 3 - 4.  And Richmond is 2 - 3.

LaSalle 67, Loyola Chicago 51.   Ramblers were only down 2 at the half.  Kayla Spruill led the Explorers with 15 points.  Mia Jacobs was next with 13 points.  Molly Ramage had 9 points in 16 minutes off the bench for Loyola while Storri Tannin had 8 for on 4 - 4 shooting.

Fordham 71, St Joe's 65.  Nice road win for the Rams who were up 43 - 25 at the half.  Asiah Dingle had 21 points and 6 rebounds for Fordham and Anna DeWolfe scored 18.  Talya Brurgler led the Hawks with 20 points and 9 rebounds.

URi 74,  St Bonaventure 57.   Rams had 12 points each from Madison Hattix-Covington , Dolly Cairns and Ines Debros.  I'lyanna Lops had 20 points, 4 boards and 3 blocks for the Bonnies.  

Davidson 66, Duquense 65.  Issy Morgan (A10 Player of the Week) had 20 points and 5 assists.  Maddie Plank and Elle Sutphin had 15 each.  Sutphin had 2 game winning free throws with 2 seconds left in the game.  The 6'3" RS Junior is in her second productive season with the Wildcats after 2 seasons at NC State.  Tess Myers scared 18 for the Dukes.  Megan McConnell had 12/11/6 assists.  Ayanna Townsend scored 10 with 11 rebounds but missed the last jumper at the buzzer.

UMass 76, Dayton 60.  Sydney Taylor was 8 - 8 in the first half with 6 three pointers and 2 - 2 FT for 24 points.  She missed a 3 pointer in the second half and finished 11 - 12, 7 - 8 beyond the arc for 30 points.  Sam Breen was only 1 - 2, 5 rebounds at the half. She didn't really need to shoot more.  She ended with her double double average of 18 points (17.3 pig) and 11 rebounds (10.1 rpg) going 7 - 8, 2 -2 beyond the arc in the second half.  Destiny Philoxy finally found her shot, going 4 - 7 for 8 points, and a calmer floor game with 6 assists and only 2 turnover,  Mariah Perez led the Flyers with 15 points and 7 rebounds.  Destiny Bohannon had 14 points while Sydney Freeman scored 13.  Arianna Smith was 9/8.  She missed the first 10 games of the season (all losses) with an injury.  Dayton is 3 - 5 since her return although the first win was over a D2 team.  Finally, Dayton coach Tamika Williams-Jeter was an assistant at Penn State when Sam Breen played there, before transferring to UMass.  They shared a hug in the handshake line.

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1/26/2023 7:31 pm  #28

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UMass' thumping of VCU this afternoon ended a 2 day period in which there were 7 conference games involving every team but LaSalle.  The team with the better league record won each game, but several of yesterday's games were closer than would be expected.  The teams under .500 often struggle but can give their opponents heartburn.

URI still leads the A10 at 8 - 0.  UMass is alone in second at 6 - 1.  Fordham is 6 - 2.  LaSalle and Davidson are tied at 4 - 2., while GW is even with St Joe's at 5 - 3.  Duquense's win put them at 4 - 4, right In the middle in 8th place.

UMass beat VCU 83 - 57, building an early lead and holding it the rest of the game.  Sam Breen had 29 points, 11 rebounds, her 12th double/double and her 8 assists were 2 shy of her second triple/double.  Plus 4 steals.  Sydney Taylor had 21 white Ber’Nyah Mayo score 13.  Sarah Te-Biasu had 12 for the Rams.  Destiny Philoxy went down with a right ankle injury let in the game.  She was helped off the court and was on crutches after the game.  It was a field trip game, with about 3,000 students, teachers and chaperones in attendance.  

Yesterday, Rhode Island edged host George Mason 57 - 53.  Madison Hattix-Covington (12 points) led 4 Rams in double figures.  Sonia Smith scored 13 for the Patriots.

Davidson held off St Louis 75 - 71.  Wildcats were 16 - 17 from the foul line.  Elle Sutphin had 25 points, 11 rebounds and 4 blocks.  Suzi-Rose Deegam had 22 points.  Brooke Flowers had 24 points for the Billikens but only 1 block.  Julia Martinez was 19/6/6 assists.

St Joe's had little trouble with St Bonaventure, breaking their 3 game losing streak with a 92 - 61 win.  Leading scorers for the Hawks were Talya Brugler (18 points,) McKenzie Smith (15) and Laura Ziegler with 14.  I'lyanna Lops had 21 for the Bonnies.  

Host Fordham rallied to beat Richmond 68 - 59,  Spiders led 45 - 38 after 3 periods,  Anne DeWolfe had 24 for the Rams while Asiah Dingle scored 17 with 8 steals.  Katie Hill led a balanced Richmond attack with 12 points.

Duquense beat Dayton 87 - 79.  Flyers lead 30 - 16 after the first period,  Tess Myers scored 21 for the Dukes while Magan McConnell had 16/6 with 9 assists.  Sydney Freeman had 17 for Dayton as did Freshman Nayo Lear off the bench.  Mariah Perez had 16 points and 15 boards.

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1/28/2023 8:48 pm  #29

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

GW's win today had them briefly in 4th place in the conference at 6 - 3, until LaSalle won to improve to 5 - 2, and move into 4th by percentage points.  St Louis is beating Fordham, in the first half and if that result holds, the Rams would drop to 6 - 3.

LaSalle beat St Bonaventure 65 - 52, behind 21 points from Claire Jacobs and 11 from sister Mia.  Maddie Dziegowski scoed 15 fir the Bonnies.

George Mason helped GW by being Davidson in OT 62 - 58.  Patriots rallied from 7 down at the start of the 4th,  Wildcats fell to 4 - 3 in conference while Mason improved to 4 -5.  Patriots got a career high of 19 points from Nalai Kaysia along with 12 rebounds for her second straight double/double and 4th of the season.  Taylor Jameson had 16 points while Sonia Smith added 11.  Paula Suarez had her second straight career high of 6 assists, and 6 points. 

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1/29/2023 10:30 am  #30

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Fordham lost at St Louis to drop to 6 - 3 in the A10, tying GW.  Both teams have identical 14 - 8 overall records. LaSalle is just in front in 3rd place at 5 - 2.  UMass (6 - 1) and St Joe's (5 - 3) have tough road games today at Duquesne and Richmond respectively.  

St Louis (3 - 5) beat Fordham 87 - 84, in a game that featured 5 potential all-conference players, although it's hard to imagine 3 Billikens getting picked, given their record.  But Kyla McMakin, Brooke Flowers and Julia Martinez all fill the stat sheet.  St Louis led 49 - 38 at the half.  The Rams scored 31 in the 3rd quarter for a 69 - 65 lead.  St Louis rallied and held on in a back and forth final period.  The last couple of minutes were wild, featuring steals/turnovers, missed free throws (mostly by St Louis) and disqualifications of Fordham starters Anna DeWolfe and Kaitlyn Downey, and a three pointer off the glass by Asiah Dingle.

McMakin led the scoring with 33 points.  Brooke Flowers had 23 with 10 rebounds, but only 1 block, and 3 missed foul shots late.  Payton Kennedy scored 17 off the bench.  Julia Martinez had 12 rebounds, 13 assists, 5 steals, but was only 2 - 17 and 6 points.  She had a crucial steal in the last minute but later had a turnover while inbounding the ball after a Fordham score.

Asiah Dingle scored 22.  Besides banking in the  three pointer in the last minute, she stole the Martinez throw in pass and assisted on a game tying basket.  DeWolfe had 21 points and Downey had 16.

Flowers national lead in blocked shots is down to 6, in front of Stanford's Cameron Brink.  Both have played 22 gams.  Mayowa Taiwo is up to 29th nationally  in rebounds per game.  Sam Breen is 24th and Duquense's Megan McConnell is 31st.

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1/30/2023 1:54 pm  #31

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Sunday's action saw UMass improve got 7 - 1, while St Joe's fell to 5 - 4, a game behind GW and Fordham, who now share 4th place.

UMass 83, Duquesne 61.  Minutewomen were hot from the start and had a comfortable lead in the 20's most of the game.  UMass shot 12 - 26 from beyond the arc while the Dukes were only 5 - 21.  Sydney Taylor led the way with 20 points and 9 rebounds,  MaKenna White, in her usual first off the bench role, was 14/9.  Sam Breen was 12/8/4 assists in her return to her home area.  (Update - Destiny Philoxy played 29 mintues and showed no ill effects from the ankle injury she suffered last gaem: 7 points, 6 rebounds, 6 assists and only 2 tournovers.)

Amaya Hamilton led the Dukes with 15 points.  Megan McConnell was 9/8/4 assists.  Ayanna Townsend (Xavier transfer) was 11/7 off the bench, while Tess Myers was 8/6.  xAC has ably covered Duquense in the game thread.  I would note that 5'7" McConnell is a 3rd year Soph, due to the Covid year.  She has a nose for the ball in rebounding, sneaking around Bigs to put herself in position to get possession.  McConnell has an athletic pedigree, including her brother TJ (Duquense/Arizona/NBA) and several other relatives.  She had 8 steals against GW last year.

Richmond 94, St Joe's 90, in overtime.  Freshman Maggie Doogan, now starting, scored 28 to lead the Spiders, who had 6 players in double figures, including Siobhan Ryan with 14 and Grace Townsend with 14 and 10 assists.  Richmond was 3 - 3 from the field in overtime and 11 - 13 from the foul line,  McKenzie Smith had a career high 38 points for the Hawks. plus 8 rebounds.  Also in double figures were Talya Brugler with 14, Laura Ziegler with 13 (14 rebounds) and Katie Jekot with 11.  Richmond visits UMass on Wednesday and St Joe's visits Rhode Island. 

VCU 60. Loyola Chicago 50.  Rams led be a career high of 19 points from Chloe Bloom.

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2/02/2023 7:13 pm  #32

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After Wednesday's games, Rhode Island remains in first conference at 9 - 0, after a double overtime win.  UMass also had a tough game but won to improve to 8 - 1.  GW is tied with Fordham in third at 7 - 3.  LaSalle follows at 5 - 3 after its loss .  Davidson is 4 - 3.  St Joe's is alone in 7th at 5 - 5 after losing in Kingston.

There were several double digit rebounding performances yesterday.  Mayowa Taiwo is now first in rebounding in the A10 at 10.3, ahead of Sam Breen at 10.0,

Saturday's games has the 2 leaders on the road; URI at Davidson and UMass at LaSalle.  Fordham hosts Loyola of Chicago.

I'll start the game summaries with the 2 Education Day match ups that had crowds in the thousands.

VCU (4 - 5). upset visiting LaSalle 53 - 38 in front of 3253 fans.  Grace Hutson led 4 Rams in double figures with 14 points.  Mia Jacobs, with 10 points, was the only Explorer in double figures.  

St Louis (4-5) beat visiting George Mason (4-6) in front of 7,582 fans.  Kayla McMakin was the leading scorers for the Billikens with 22 points, on 8 - 25 shooting.  Julia Martinez had a stat line of 13/7/6 assists/4 steals.  Brooke Flowers had a triple double with 10 points, 18 rebounds and 11 blocks. raising her blocks per game average back to 4.0.  For the Patriots, Nalani Kaysia had 13 points and 22 rebounds.  Taylor Jameson scored 13 while J'Naya Ephraim had 13 rebounds.

Rhode Island sent visiting St Joe's to their second straight overtime loss, 77 - 73.  Hawks shot 2 - 9 in the first overtime and 1 - 9 in the second OT.  Maya Toure led the Rams with 18 points and 18 rebounds.  Madison Hattix-Covington (VCU) scored 12.  Emma Squires (Richmond) had 10 points including a three pointer that broke the final tie and put URI ahead for good in OT#2.  Sayami Lassiter (Rutgers) had a stat line of 6/13/8 assists/3 steals. Sophie Philips had 12 point off the bench.  Since her return for concussion protocol starting guard Dolly Cairns is normally playing just over 20 minutes a game, ably replaced by Phillips.  Scoring leaders for the Hawks were Talya Brugler with 24 points, Mackenzie Smith (15) and Olivia Mullins (10).  :Laura Ziegler had a stat line of 8/13/6 assists/7 blocks.

Fordham beat St Bonaventure 85 - 51 in Olean.  The 4 Rams in double figures were Kaitlyn Downey with 16 points (10 rebounds and 5 assists,) Anna DeWolfe with 14, Jada Dapaa with 14 (9 rebounds) and Asiah Dingle with 11.

Dayton (3 - 7) beat Loyola Chicago (1 - 8) 81 - 68.  Flyers only played 6 and got double figures from Destiny Bohannon (21 points,) Mariah Preez (16/14 rebounds,).Arriana Smith (16) and Anysia Jameson (10/8 rebounds.)

UMass rallied to beat visiting Richmond (3-5) 73 - 69.  Spiders and a hot shooting start, lead by as many as 10 in the second period, and held the lead until the first minute of the 4th quarter. Then UMass led the rest of the way.  MaKenna White came off the bench and scored all of her double-double, 13 points/10 rebounds in the second half.   Breen (A10 Player of the Week) scored 21, included what proved to be the game clinching 3 pointer in the final minutes and then added 2 free throws when Richmond had to resort to fouling.  She also had 9 rebounds and 5 assists.  Ber’Nyah Mayo had 14 points and 4 steals.  Sydney Taylor had 3 early three pointers but finished with just 11, on 2 -3 FTs.  Destiny Philoxy scored 10 and had 2 assists but 0 turnovers.  Minutewomen had only 9 turnovers for the game.  Spiders had 13.  Addie Budnick had a scorching start with 14 points in the first quarter and 17 at the half.  She finished with 27.  Grace Townsend had 11 points and 11 assists and missed a triple double by 1 rebound.  Siobhan Ryan and Maggie Doogan (repeat Rookie of the Week) each scored 11.

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2/04/2023 8:00 pm  #33

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

UMass (19-4, 9-1) and Fordham (16-8, 8-3) won today to maintain their places at the top of the standings.  LaSalle (14-10, 5-4) lost their second in a row after a 5 game winning streak.  Rhode Island is in a tight game at Davidson in the first half.

UMass 66, LaSalle 42.  Low scoring start to the game and LaSalle (25% shooting. 3 - 27 from beyond the arc never did get much offensive momentum.). Minutewomen had 3 double/doubles:  Sydney Taylor with 26 points and 10 rebounds for her first career double/double, Angelique Ngalakolundi with 11/10, and Sam Breen with 10/15 plus 4 assists and turnovers.  Breen only took 6 shots (2 - 3 beyond the arc.). UMass had 23 turnovers with 5 from Destiny Philoxy (4 assists) and 4 from Ber’Nyah Mayo (5 assists, 3 steals and 1 - 10 shooting.). They might not be able to get away with those mistakes next game, a rematch with Fordham and their experienced guards.  LaSalle had no scorers in double figures and was led by Molly Masciantonio and Mia Jacobs (the Rookie sister) with 9 points.  Masciantonio leads the nation in assists/turnover ratio with 4.26 at 81/19 before today's 2/1.

Fordham 80, Loyola Chicago (6-17, 1 - 9) 64. Host Rams led 50 - 33 at the half.  Anna DeWolfe scored 20.  Asiah Dingle had 16 with 4 steals.  Kaitlyn Downey was 13/10 while Jadaa Dapaa was 9/10.   Sam Galanopoulus scored 17 for the Ramblers.

Duquense (15 - 9, 5 - 6) 66, VCU (7 - 15, 4 - 6) 63.  Dukes had 4 scoring in double figures:  Naelle Bernard with 17, Megan McConnell with 16, Ayanna Townsend with 15 and Tess Myers with 14. Janika Griffin-Walker scored 18 for the Rams.  Chloe Bloom, again off the bench, had 14.

Richmond at Dayton was cancelled due to Covid issues with the Flyers.  The game will not be made up.  

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2/05/2023 10:06 pm  #34

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

After Sunday's games, Rhode Island (10 - 0) and UMass (9 - 1) remain on top of the A10.  GW and Fordham are tied for 3rd at 8 - 3.  LaSalle is the only other team with a winning record in conference at 5 - 4.  St Joe's and St Louis are both 5 - 5, while Daviddon dropped to 4 - 4.

Saturday night, Rhode Island held off host the host Wildcats 67 - 60.  Madison Hattix- Covington scored 21 for the Rams.  Maye Toure was 12/8.  Dolly Cairns scored 10, included 4 - 4 free throws, which is important because as a team, the Rams only shot 10 - 20 from the line.   For the season they shot .683.  Two starters, Sayawini Lassister and Emma Squires, did not score  Tenin Megassa scored 8, and the Rams got 16 points from 4 other subs.

Megassa is the 6'5" transfer from Dayton.  She was out with injuries most of the year and has only played the last 3 games, averaging about 10 minutes a game.  Megassa was 2020 - 21 Sixth Women of the Year for the A10, and made the All Rookie team.  One other Rhode Island tidbit, they draw close to or over 1,000 fans for most home games.

Today, besides GW's win, St Louis beat St Bonaventure 75 - 61.  Kyle McMakin scored 17 points with 4 rebounds and 4 assists.  Brooke Flowers had 16/12 with 3 blocks.  Rookie Mia Nicastro, a frequent starter, scored 11.  Julia Martinez was 4/10, with 4 assists but 10 turnovers. Kennedy Calhoun (Longwood) scored 16 with 9 rebounds off the bench.  Kiley Bess scored 9, her first points of the season, over 5 games.

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2/09/2023 1:46 pm  #35

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

Rhode Island and UMass each won their 20th game overall  and widened the gap with 3rd place GW and Fordham.  URI is 20 - 4, 11 - 0 while Minutewomen are 20 - 3, 10 - 1.  Each received one vote in the USA Today poll.  If both win their weekend games, next Thursday's match-up should be the first in over a decade between 2 A10 teams receiving votes, according to the UMass analyst.    Although you never know with poll voters. GW and Fordham have identical 16 - 9, 8 -4 records.  Davidson is 5 - 4 (and will only play 14 conference games due to the 2 missed due to Covid protocol.)  St Joe's broke their losing streak and St Louis won their 4th in a row for a tie at 6 - 5.  LaSalle lost to fall to 5 - 5.  Richmond also has 5 losses with their 4 wins.  Duquense is 5 - 6.

(Game summaries will have fewer individuals stats then usual.  Too many.)

St Louis 74, Dayton 65.  Camrae Clegg (St John's) led the Billikens with 20 off the bench.  Brooke Flowers had an almost triple double with 8 points/9 rebounds/9 blocks.  Julia Martinez had 13/8/8 assists/4 steals.  

Richmond 67, LaSalle 51. Maggie Doogan led the Spriders with 20/7.  Grace Townsend was 15/10/7 assists.

St Joseph's 67, VCU 45.  Laura Ziegler had 22/16 for the Hawks.

Davidson 57, Loyola Chicago 55.  Elle Sutphin had 21/7 for the Wildcats.  Suzi-Rose Deegan (16 points) hit the game winning jumper with 1.7 seconds to go, for the hosts..

George Mason 65, St Bonaventure 51.   Paula Suarez scored 15 and Nalani Kaysia (reigning Rookie of the Week) was 15/10.  Patriots are 12 - 13, 5 - 7, and host UMass on Sunday afternoon.

UMass 80, Fordham 79.  Rams' revenge tour comes up short again, as they've now lost 6 in a row to the Minutewomen, including in the last 2 tournaments.  Fordham led by 11 late in the 2nd quarter until UMass hit 3 straight three pointers.  Rams won the  rebounding battle 40 - 27, but turnovers were 19 for Fordham and just 10 for UMass, along with 11 steals to 5 for Fordham.  

In a game featuring top notch guards, Ber’Nyah Mayo had a career high 29 points with 4 rebounds and 3 assists.  Sam Breen was 18/6.  Destiny Philoxy was 15/5/6 assists to only 2 turnovers.  Each of them had 3 steals.  Asiah Dingle (Kent State, Stony Brook) scored 30 on 13 - 19 shooting for the Rams, with 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 turnovers.  Anna DeWolfe was 17/1/4 assists with 5 turnovers.  She played all but 20 seconds of the game.  Jada Dapaa was 12/10.  Fordham doesn't have a deep bench but got 12 points from 3 subs.  UMass only played 7.

The final minutes were back and forth scoring.  Breen was fouled late and while she was standing at the line, Dingle stood in front of her and yapped at a ref, which seems like a bit of a breech of protocol.  Been knocked down both free throws.  After a Fordham score, Breen missed a shot, but MaKenna White had a tough rebound, missed her put back but Breen rebounded and scored.  Fordham scored again for the lead.  Mayo scored with 11 seconds left after a Dingle flop, with "minimal contact" as the analyst said.  Fordham advanced the ball on a tine out.  Dingle took the inbounds pass, couldn't get a shot from the top of the key, passed to Dapaa, moved toward her for the return pass and they collided.  Dapaa lost control of the ball, and time expired with the ball rolling on the floor.  (I was at the game but heard the announcers on replays.)

AWARDS:  Brooke Flowers was Player of the Week.  Sam Breen, for the second year in a row, is a Becky Hammon award semifinalist, the final 10.  Tammi Reiss was ESPNW national coach of the week and Rhode Island was NCAA Women's team of the Week.  Maybe the publicity will help the A10's slim chances for an at-large bid.

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2/12/2023 10:09 am  #36

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

With its loss at St Louis, GW sits alone in 4th place at 8 - 5.  Fordham, 8 - 4, has the weekend off.  Rams still have games left with LaSalle (5 - 5), George Mason, URI and Davidson.  With wins yesterday, St Joe's and the Billikens are 7 - 5. Hawks also still have Rhode Island, Davidson, and Mason on their schedule plus competitive Duquense.  Davidson is 5 - 4,  but has a tough schedule with Richmond plus the 2nd - 5th place teams in the conference: St Joe's, UMass, GW, and Fordham.   Richmond also has 5 losses, but only 4 wins, and has lost 2 gemes due  to Covid protocols of their scheduled opponent..

St Joe's (17 - 7 overall) beat Dayton (4 - 19, 3 - 9) on Saturday 76 - 62.  Taylor Brugler's 19 points led the Hawks, who had all 5 starters scoring double figures.  Mackenzie Smith (14/11) and Laura Ziegler (11/11) had double doubles.  Sydney Freeman, Mariah Perez (12 rebounds) and Anyassa Jones each score 14 for The Flyers. 

St Bonaventure (5 -  22, 2 - 11) beat Loyola Chicago (6 - 19, 1 - 11) 48 - 47.  Bonnies shot 16 - 40 from the field while the offensively challenged Ramblers could only hit 16 of 61 shots.  Ouch.

Rhode Island at VCU is on ESPNU at noontime today.

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2/13/2023 11:27 am  #37

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

On Sunday, URI improved to 12 - 0 with a 63 - 31 win over host VCU (4 - 8.). No one played more than 21 minutes for the Rams while 10 (of 12) playing double figure minutes.  Maddison Hattix- Covington scored 13 and Dolly Cairns scored 11.  Maye Toure, with a bit of foul trouble, only scored 2 points with 7 rebounds.  Janika Griffin-Wallace led VCU with 10 points.

Richmond beat Davidson 75 - 44.  Spiders have won 3 of 4 and are on a bit of a surge like St Louis.  Maggie Doogan continued a late push for the all Rookie team with 17 points.  Grace Townsend had a solid performance, 12/4/4 assists and Addie Budnick scored 10.  Sophomore guard Sydney Brown had 10 points off the bench.  Elle Sutphin led the Wildcats with 10 points.  

LaSalle beat Duquense 75 - 57, led by 13 points from Kayla Spruill.  Molly Masciantonio added 12, and Mia Jacobs had 12 with 8 rebounds.  Precious Johnson had 15 points off the bench for the Dukes.   Stat machine Megan McConnell only scored 4 points but had 10 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals.

In Fairfax, UMass beat George Mason 78 - 57, sprinting out to  a 19 - 4 first quarter.  Sydney Taylor and Sam Breen scored 21 for the Minutewomen.  Breen's 14 rebounds helped her inch ahead of Mayowa Taiwo in rebounds per game.  Ber'Nyah Nayo had 18 points and 2 steals.  Mayo and Breen each had 5 assists.  Laila Fair, the St Joe's transfer, has had limited minutes after starting the season with an injury.  With UMass's bigs having foul trouble, she played well in a solid 13 minutes.  She might be needed for Thursday game at URI.

In the standings, the double bye positions (seeds 1 - 4) still are held by URI, UMass, Fordham and GW.  Six teams have 5 losses, which would put them at seeds 4 - 9, the first round bye spots, besides #4.  Duquense is 15 - 10, 5 - 7. and sits as the #10 seed currently, and would have to play in the first round.  

3. Fordham 16 - 9, 8 - 4
4. GW 16 - 10, 8 - 5
5  St Joe's 17 - 9. 7 - 5
    St Louis 11 - 16, 7 - 5
7. LaSalle 15 - 11, 6 - 5
8,  Richmond 15 - 7, 5 - 5
     Davidson, 12 - 12, 5 - 5

Canceled games will not be made up.  Winning percentage will determine tie-breakers if possible.  I'll leave those calculations to the A10. 

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2/15/2023 9:59 pm  #38

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

There was some movement in the middle of the A10 standings after tonight's 5 games.

St Joe's won at Davidson and tied GW at 8 - 5.  Davidson fell to 5 - 6.  Richmond beat St Louis to improve to 6 - 5, while the Billikens dropped to 7 - 6.  Duquense won to stay in the race at 6 - 7;  but still trailing for the first round bye.

Richmond 84, St Louis 74.  Maggie Doogan had 19 points, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks for the Spiders, who had 5 players in double figures.  Grace Townsend had 13/6/7 assists.  Kyla McMakin scored 24 for St Louis.  Brooke Flowers was 17/11/3 blocks.

Duquense 94, St Bonaventure 62.  Dukes also had 5 in double figures.

George Mason (13 - 14, 6 - 8) 80, Loyola Chicago (6 20, 1 - 12) 63.  Sitori Tanin was 16/12 for the Ramblers with 8 steals.  Maya Chandler scored 17 off the bench.  GW's next opponent I believe.

Dayton 70, VCU 65. Gutty effort from the Flyers who only played 6 and the sub only played 4 minutes.  

St Joe's 72, Davidson 56.  Talya Brugler scored 34 for the Hawks.  Suzi-Rose Deegan with 14 was the only double figure scorer for the Wildcats.

Two games tomorrow with a key game in the standings at 11 am with Fordham at LaSalle.  Then UMass at URI at 6.  Both games on ESPN +.  Rams received multiple votes in the AP poll.  Rams and Minutewomen both got a vote in the USAToday poll.  (If I ever feel motivated, I might write a comment or two about that Bracketology fraud Charlie Creme, power conference suck up.  Not a fan of NET rating system either.)

Player of the Week was Ber'Nyah Mayo of UMass, a first such award for the junior who averaged 23.5 points in 2 games, 5.0 rebounds, 4,0 assists and 2.5 steals.  Laura Ziegler of St Joe's won her 6th Rookie of the Week.

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2/16/2023 9:42 pm  #39

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

LaSalle beat Fordham this afternoon moving the Explorers all alone in 6th place at 7 - 5, ahead of 6 - 5 Richmond.  LaSalle has had 1 game canceled so can't end in a tie with any team. ( Richmond had 2 games cancelled.  Davidson also had 2 cancellations while Dayton had 1). Fordham is in a three way tie for 3rd place with GW and St Joe's..  

UMass beat URI tonight for a 2 way tie at the top of the standings at 12 - 1.  According to the announcers, if they end the season tied, and having split their season series, UMass gets the first seed on the basis of a win over common opponent Harvard, which beat the Rams.  Neither losing team ever had a l lead in their games.

LaSalle 61, Fordham 49.  Explorers hadn't beat Fordham on their home court since 2012.  Kayla Spruill led the way with 24 points.  Mia Jacobs scored 1o. Anna DeWolfe scored 17 for Fordham, mostly on drives to the basket.  Asiah Dingle had 15 points, but 7 turnovers.  Neither Ram guard shot well. Dingle had the only 3 pointer between them.  In fact, Molly Mascantonio may have been the most effective guard in the game with 7 assists to 1 turnover, even with only scoring  5 late points, including an important, and long, three pointer.  

UMass. 78, URI 57.   Minutewomen jumped to a 9 - 0 lead in breaking their 4 game losing streak to their New England rival, in front of 2,422 in the Ryan Center.  Sydney Taylor scored 18 points and had 10 rebounds.  Neither she nor Sam Breen shot well.  Angelique Ngalakolundi's performance was key , 17/.8, with all her points in the paint, except 3 FTs, as URI often was unable to cover her (or Breen, who had 10/8, 2 assists, 2 steals,). Stefanie Kulesza had some good minutes off the bench with 7 points and 6 rebounds.  Destiny Philoxy had a pretty good assist/turnover ration of 11/1,  Sophie Phillips led the cold shooting Rams with 12 points.  UMass won the rebounding battle 51 - 29.

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2/18/2023 10:08 pm  #40

Re: Other Games Thread/A10 2022-23

All three home teams won on Saturday.  Besides GW, St Bonaventure beat VCU 68 - 63.  Duquense's win over Richmond will get most of the attention due to their comeback, and movement up the standings.

Duquense 83, Richmond 69.  Richmond led 59 - 53 after 3 quarters.  Dukes outscored the Spiders 30 - 10 in the fourth, with an early 7 - 2 run, followed later by 11 - 0 run.  Duquense moves up to 7 - 7 in conference play, tying Richmond which is 6 - 6.  Dukes may win the tie breaker head to head if they only play once.  Davidson is behind them at 5 - 6.  Seven of the 8 teams that play tomorrow are in the top half of the standings, and even the other team, George Mason, at 6 - 8, has a chance for a .500 record; however remote.

As to the Duquense win, Megan McConnell had career highs in points with 23 and rebounds with 18, plus 8 assists.  She shot 9 - 13 from the field, including a career high 5 three point baskets (of 7.). Somehow she missed all 4 of her free throws.  Amaya Hamilton followed with 15/7/8 assists.  Lauren Wasylson scored 11.  Off the bench, Precious Johnson scored 17 and Noelle Bernard had 10.  The Dukes outrebounded the Spiders 42 - 23.  BTW, there are no seniors on Duquense's roster.

Leading Richmond is scoring wit 12 points were Addie Budnick and Grace Townsend (6 assists.). Katie Hill had 10.

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