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1/01/2024 7:42 pm  #41

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Every team except Davidson was in action on Saturday as conference play began in earnest.  Form pretty much held, as what for now would be considered the  top teams, all sit at 1 - 0: St Joe's, VCU, Davidson, George Mason and Richmond, plus pre-season pick Rhode Island, which has shown some recent improvement. Duquense, inconsistent in non conference play, leads the A10 at 2 - 0.  St Bonaventure is also
1 - 0.  Dayton and Fordham are both 0 - 2, having lost earlier to Davidson and Duquense respectively.  

Richmond (11-3) 70, GW (H, 7-6) 66

George Mason (H, 10-2) 74, LaSalle (3-9) 37.  Resserves led the scoring for the Patriots: Zahiah Walsh - 12 and Kennedy Harris and Page Greenburg  with 11.  Nicole Melcious had 8 for the Explorers.

St Bonaventure (H, 4-8) 84, Loyola Chicago (6-6) 72.  Dani Haskell led the Bonnies with 27 points.  Reserve Claire Cody had 17 on 5 - 5 FG, 4 from beyond the arc, and 3-4 FT.  Sam Galanopoulous had 22 for the Ramblers and Alyssa Fisher scored 20.

St Joseph's (12-1) 76, Fordham (H, 5-8) 49.  Tayla Brugler scored 20 for the Hawks, followed by Laura Ziegler with 15 and Mackenzie Smith 14.  A10 scoring leading Taylor Donaldson (18.8 peg) was held to 11 points for the Rams on 4-16 FG.  Reserve Mandy McGuirk scored 15.

Rhode Island (9-5) 63, St Louis (H, 5-7) 58.  Sophie Phillips scored 17 for the Rams.  Anaelle Dutat had 13 rebounds.   Kyla McMakin had 14 for the Billikens, on 6 - 18 FG.

Duquense (7-6) 70, Dayton (h, 6-7) 42.  Naelle Bernard led the Dukes with 16 points.  Ayanna Townsend was 10/7.  Megan McConnell had 7 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.  Destiny Bohannon led the Flyers with 9 points.  Arriana Smith was 8/9.

VCU (H, 12-1) 65, UMass (2-11) 45.  MInutewomen only trailed by 6 ay the half.  VCU, with 32 points in the paint, was led by Jennifer Ezeh with 12, followed by 3 teammates with 11 each.  Mykall Partham had 9 points and 11 rebounds.  UMass was the third losing team to not have a player in double figures.  Kristen Williams, Stefanie Kulesza and Tori Hyduke had 8 points apiece.  I missed the first few minutes of the broadcast and the second half.  According to the box score, Hyduke didn't start but played over 20 minutes.  She had 3 steals and 2 assists, of a team total of 8 assists.


1/03/2024 1:44 pm  #42

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On Tuesday night, Davidson extended its winning streak to 10 while handing LaSalle its 8th straight loss.  Wildcats have 5th longest win streak in country.  They are receiving votes in both AP and USA Today polls.  St Joe's is also receiving votes in USA Today poll.  And Elle Sutphin is back.  Elsewhere, Rhode Island won its 4th in a row edging George Mason.  UMass won its first A10 game sending Dayton to its 3rd straight conference loss.

Davidson (2-0, 12-1) 69, LaSalle (0-2, 3-10). Millie Prior led the Wildcats with 14 points and 9 rebounds.  Charlese Dunn scored 13 while Issy Morgan had 8 rebounds.  Sutphin only played 15 minutes in her return but shot 6 - 7 FG for 12 points,  Molly Mascantonio scored 17 for LaSalle and reserve Makayla Miller added 12.  Davidson/VCU is the 2 pm game on CBSSN on Sunday.

Rhode Island (H 2-0, 10-5) 70, George Mason (1-1, 10-2) 68.  Teisha Hyman hit  2  FT with 7.7 seconds on the clock and then Sophie Smith stole Mason's inbound pass.   Phillips scored 22.  Hyman was 13/8.  Maye Toure and Dee Dee Davis had 11 each.  Anaelle Dutat had 3 rebounds after 2 double figure performances but added 2 blocks.  Tenin Megassa did not play again.  The Patriots were led by Sonia Smith with 20 points and Zahirah Walsh with 15/7.  

UMass (H, 1-1, 3-11) 76, Dayton (0-3, 6-8) 66.  Kristen Williams had 15 points with 3-7 beyond the arc and 6-6 FT.  Lilly Taulelei had 14 points, in front of her parents in from New Zealand, on 5-9 FG and 4-4 FT.  Stefanie Kulesza scored the first seven points for UMass and finished 13/8 with 4 assists and 3 steals.  UMass which had only 8 assists last game, had a season high 22 including 6 from Bre Bellamy (6 points) and 4 from Alexsia Rose (8 points but 3-8 FT.). Lilly Ferguson added 7/6. Tori Hyduke scored all 7 of her points in the first half, a key part of UMass staying close and then ending the half 32 - 32 on a Ferguson lay-up off a Rose-caused turnover and a Hyduke assist.  For Dayton, Arianne Smith (19) and Destiny Bohannon (16) combined for 35 points on 14 - 19 FG.  Smith added 11 rebounds.   Ivy Wolf had 13 points incluiding  2 three pointers late in the 3rd to tie the game again until Kristen Williams hit her own 3 at the end of the period for a 55 - 52 lead at the end of the period.   Dayton went scoreless for several minutes in the 4th, as UMass started the quarter with a 9-0 run.  

Mikenizie Jones (Denver) saw her first action for UMass, just 6 minutes.  She's listed at 6'1" and is supposed to be a good rebounder.  Only oft injured Allie Palmieri (Seton Hall, Boston College) has yet to dress for a gems  as UMass gets healthier.  Although Jermany Mapp, a frequent starter has missed a couple of games.

------------------------------  Early Wednesday action:

Fordam (H, 1-2, 6-8) 65, St Bonaventure (1-1, 4-9). 57.  Taylor Donaldson had 24 points for the Rams, while Emy Hayford added 12 and Matilda Flood 10.  Nadechka Laccen scored 13 for the Bonnies and Taylor Napper had 12.


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1/03/2024 3:05 pm  #43

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

CBS sports network has 2 A-10 games tonight


1/04/2024 4:43 pm  #44

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

After 7 weekday games, there are still 5 undefeated (2-0) teams in A10: play St Joe's, Davidson, Richmond. URI and inconsistent Duquense, GW's next foe.  Five teams are 1-1: VCU, George Mason, Loyola Chicago, UMass and St Bonaventure.  Fordham is 1 - 2.  Besides GW, St Louis and LaSalle are 0-2 while Dayton is 0-3.  The Billikens have lost 5 in a row, going in to their Saturday game at UMass., which is 3-2 at home.  

---------- Wednesday's games:

St Joseph's (H) 67, GW 47.

Fordham (H) 65, St Bonaventure 57

Richmond (H) 72, VCU 65.  Spiders needed a 24 - 11 4th quarter to win.  Grace Townsend had 21 points and 7 assists.  Reserve Rachel Ullstrom scored 21.  The only other scorers were Addie Budnick (12), Maggie Doogan (10 points, 7 rebounds and 8 assists) and reserve Laren VanAesdale (9).  Siobhan Ryan was the only other player to even attempt a shot (0-2.).   Reserve Deniz Targa scored 12 for VCU on 4 - 5 beyond the arc, her only shots.  Timaya Lewis-Eutsy had 11 points.  

Loyola Chicago (H)) 74, St Louis 72.  Alyssa Fisher had 28 points, for the Rmblers.  Sam Galanapoulous added 19.  They're forming a potent 1-2 scoring punch.  Reserve Brooklyn Gray had 19 for the Billikens.  Reserve Tierra Simon addled 13 rebounds.  She's part of the Pearl River CC duo.  Kyla McMakin was 5 - 15, to go with her 6-18 last game  Both teams shot over 50% from the field and had over 20 assists.

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1/07/2024 10:23 am  #45

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On Saturday afternoon, Richmond and Rhode Island remained undefeated in conference play while St Joe's lost their first game.  The other 3 winners got their first victories, leaving GW as the only winless team.  It's early.

Richmond (3-0) 64, St Jpseph's (H, 2-1) 59.   Addie Budnick and Maggie Doogan each scored 16 for the Spiders.  Grace Townsend had 8 points and 4 assists.  Katie Hill and Siobhan Ryan both had 5 points and 7 rebounds for Richmond.  Talya Brugler led the Hawks with 17 points.  Mackenzie Smite scored 14 with 11 rebounds.  Laura Ziegler was 11/7.

URI (H, 3-0) 65, St Bonaventure (1-2). Sophie Phillips scored 16 for the Rams.  Maye Toure was 12/5.  Anaelle Dutat had 10 rebounds.  Isabellah Middleton scored 12 for the Bonnies.  Dani Haskell, a high scorer recently, only had 2 points on 1-14 shooting, 0-9 beyond the arc.

Dayton (H,1-2) 69, Loyola Chicago (1-2) 64,   Ivy Wolf and Destiny Bohannon each scored 22 for the Flyers.  Ariana Smith had 11 points and 15 rebounds.  Sitori Berg led the Ramblers with 13.  The usual high scoring Sam Galanopoupous (6) and Alysa Fisher (3) combined for only 9 points.

LaSalle (H, 1-2) 64, Fordham (1-3) 53.  Molly Masciantonio led the Explorers with 19 points while Nicole Melious had 16.  Emy Hayford had 12 for Fordham.  Taylor Donaldson scored 11, while Rose Nelson had 8 points and 10 rebounds.

St Louis (1-2) 79, UMass (H, 1-2) 75.  Kyla McMakin had 27 points on 7-16 FG and 10-15 FT.  She had a key three pointer late.  She missed 3 straight FT in the final minutes but made her last one.  Peyton Kennedy had 18 points and 9 rebounds.  Julia Martinez had triples 6s in points, rebounds and assists.  She was a force in the Billikens second half comeback.  Camree Clegg had 10 points on 4 - 4 FG.  Alexsia Rose and Stefanie Kulesza led UMass with 18 points.  Rose had 9 assists to only 1 TO.  Kulesza had 6 rebounds and a career hight 4 three pointers.  Kristen Williams.had 17 points after missing her first 3 shots beyond the arc. Tori Hyduke had 3 points in 11 minutes, a key 3 to temporarily halt the St Louis comeback.  

UMass led most of the game , by as many as 10, until St Louis buckled down defensively.  Minutewomen had at least 3 turnovers on  inbounds plays, and several TOs trying to force the ball inside.  St Louis won the rebound battle by 10.  UMass was 10 - 17 FT.  St Louis was 14 - 16 after 3 quarters and 13 - 19 in the fourth.  Rebecca Tillett knows how to work the refs.

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1/08/2024 10:26 am  #46

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

All 4 teams that played on Sunday now sit at 2 -1 in the conference standings, joining St Joe's.  The remaining undefeateds are Richmond and Rhode Island at 3-0.  Both visiting teams won.

George Mason 101, Duquense 75.  Sonia Smith had herself a game for the Patriots with 30 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists.  Reserve Kennedy Harris scored 23.  Ta'Viyanna Habib added 14.  Megan McConnell had 14 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists for the Dukes.  Four teammates also scored in low double figures.  

VCU 65, Davidson 55.  Timaya Lewis-Eutsey led the Rams with 21 points.  Sarah Te-Bisau had 19 while Mary-Anna Asare added 13.  Suzi-Rose Deegan had 17 points for the Wildcats.  Millie Prior had 10 points and 8 rebounds.  In her second game back, Elle Sutphin played 18 minutes off the bench, scoring 2 points on 1-4 FG.  

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1/11/2024 8:27 pm  #47

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

After midweek games, Richmond is the lone undefeated team in conference play, with Rhode Island losing in Chicago.  Five teams are tied at 3 - 1 and 3 are 2 - 2.


St Joseph's (3-1) 69, St Louis (H, 1-3) 57.  Laura Ziegler scored 18 for the Hawks.  Chloe Welch had 15 and Talya Burgler and Mackenzie Smith each had 11.  Ziegler and Smith had 9 rebounds.  For the Billikens, Kyla McMakin was 18/7 and Marcaria Shaver was 14/8,


Duquense (3-1) 71, GW (H,0-3) 54

Loyola Chicago (H, 2-2) 61, Rhode Island (3-1) 56.   Reserve Emma Nolan led the Ramblers with 18 points.  She is a 6"1' GR in her second year with Loyola after transferring from St John's.  Ali Berg and Sitori Tanin scored 10 apiece.  Teisha Hyman had 17 for the Rams while Maye Toure was 13/11.

VCU (H, 3-1) 57, Fordham 54.  Timaya Lewis-Eutsey had 16 for VCU while Sarah Te-Bisau had 15.   Taylor Donaldson scored 27 for Fordham.

LaSalle (2-2) 75, St Bonaventure (H, 1-3) 71.  Reserve Makayla Miller led the Explorers with 19 points.  Jolene Armendariz had 15.  Dani Haskell scored 16 for th Bonnies.

George Mason (h, 3-1) 79, Davidson (2-2) 41.  Patriots won each quarter decisively.  Sonia Smith scored 17,  Also scoring in double figures were reserves Zahirah Walton (12 points) and Kennedy Harris (11.). Mason shot 52.9% FG and had 35 bench points.  Millie Prior had 11 for the Wildcats and as Charlese Dunn, back in a reserve roll after started during Elle Sutphin's absence.  Davidson shot 32% FG and 6.7% beyond the arc.

Richmond (H, 4-0) 79, UMass (1-3) 65.  Reserve Rachel Ullstrom scored 26 points on 8-13 FG, 6-7 beyond the arc.  Addie Budnick scored 16 and Maggie Doogan 12.  Grace Townsend had 7 assists to go with her 10 points.  Kristen Williams scored 19 , including 7 straight to start the 2nd half and help the Minutewomen take a brief lead.  Alexsia Rose had 15 points and 4 assists before fouling out.  Stefanie Kulesza was 12/8.  Tori Hyduke had 5 points in 14 minutes.  She's losing playing time to Rose.  Both first year bigs had 4 fouls as they continue to get into foul trouble.

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1/13/2024 10:14 am  #48

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

In Friday's Midwest rivalry game, host St Louis held off a late charge by Dayton for the win.  Dayton, 1- 4, is tied with Fordham for 13th in conference play and hosts GW next Wednesday.  St Louis, 2 - 3, is 10th and next travels to George Mason and then GW on January 20.  

The St Louis solo announcer was very good.  He identified players and reported significant statistics, and stayed in the flow of the game, and never got hysterical.  I wonder if St Bonaventure's home announcers are still those same two guys, who misidentified a GW player the entire game.  

St Louis 74, Dayton 70.  All five starters scored in double figures for the Billikens, led by Kyla McMakin with 17 points (7-15 FG, no three point attempts), 5 rebounds and 3 steals.  Marccavia Shavers (Pearl River CC)  had 15 and Peyton Kennedy had 13.  Julia Martinez scored 12, with 3 assists and 3 steals.She's always reliable with a couple of steals, and turnovers.    Kennedy Calhoun had 11 points.  Brooklyn Gray (5'11"' SO, Wabash Valley College) scored 6, but left with a leg injury in the fourth quarter and did not return.  
Ivy Wolf led Dayton with 16 points and Destiny Bohannon scored 14 including 4 three pointers.  Arianna Smith had 12 points and 13 rebounds, her 8th double double . Riley Rismiller (FR) came off the bench for a 3 pointer to pull Dayton within 2 in the last minutes. 

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1/14/2024 8:21 pm  #49

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On Saturday, St Joe's and VCU improved to 4 - 1, a half game ahead of George Mason, the odd team out this weekend.  In a game full of airballs and errant passes, between two teams that lost a total of 19 players from last year's rosters, LaSalle rallied to quickly closed at 5 point deficit in the fourth quarte and kept the offense gointg (7-10 FG) for their 3rd win a a row.  UMass  has been unable to hold late leads.

St Joesph's (H, 4-1) 77, Duquense (3-2) 62.  Usual scoring/rebounding  leaders for the Hawks : Lauara Ziegler 25/11, Talya Brugler 21/7 and Mackenzie Smith 18 points.  No bench points.  Amaya Hamilton scored 18 for the Dukes and Tess Myers had 11.  Hawks host LaSalle on CBSSN tomorrow before the GW MBB game.

VCU (4-1) 52, Loyola Chicago (H, 2-3) 36,  Sarah Te-Bisau had 26 points for the Rams.  Reserve Kira Chivers led the Ramblers with 8 points.  

LaSalle (3-2) 70, Mass(1-4) 64.  Gabby Turco (St Anselm) led the comeback with some 3 pointers and finished with her D1 career high of 17 on 4-7 FG, 3-5 from beyond the arc.  Nicole Melious scored 14.  Exploeres wire 9 - 36 in three points attempts while Minutewomen were 2 - 14.  Bre Ballamy led UMass with 14/9.  Alexis Rose had 12 with 4 turnovers.  (I had her with 5.). Stefanie Kulesza was 12/9.  UMass did rebound better led by 10 from Cheneye Odnigbo with 10

Tori Hudke had a good game as a reserve playing 26 minutes.  She scored 8 points (3-7, 1-3 beyond the arc) with 3 assists.  She scored 6 of UMass's 12 points in the 3rd quarter as they managed to keep their first half led, before it all fell apart in the last quarter.

On Sunday, GWs win put them in 11th place, ahead of the Bonnies and 3 others one win teams.  Richmond stayed undefeated in conference while Davidson stopped its 2 game skid.

GW (1-3) 78, St Bonaventure (hH 1-4) 62

Richmond (h, 5-0) 71, Rhode Island (3-2) 67.  Grace Townsend had herself a game with 26 points and 7 rebounds.  Katie Hilll was 17/7 and Maggie Doogan 16/8.  Addie Budnick only had 2 points, on free throws with 17.2 seconds left.  Reserve Rachel Ullstrom, who dropped 26 on UMass, was scoreless.  Sophie Phillips had 22 for the Rams and Maye Toure scored 16.

Davidson (3-2) 66, Fordham (H, 1-5) 48.  Charlese Dunn scored 20, back in a starting role for the injured Suzi-Rose Deegan.  Elle Sutphin, in her best game since retiurning from her injury was 15/10. Emy Hayford and Mandy McGuirk each scored 10 for the Rams.

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1/17/2024 10:26 am  #50

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

In a Monday matinee, host St Joe's (16-2, 5-1)  stopped LaSalle's 3 game win streak (6-11, 3-3.).  GW hosts LaSalle on Valentine's Day.

St Joesph's 64, LaSalle 39.  Tayla Brugler scored 26 points and had 5 rebounds.  Laura Ziegler was 16/16 with 6 assists.  Mackenzie Smith had 9 points.  Chloe Welch scored 6, on only 2-12 FG.  The other starter Julia Nystorm and Reserve FR Gabby Casey each had a three pointer for their only points.  FR Aleah Snead added the last point on 1 -2 FT.  SR Emma Boslet, averaging under 2 peg, played 23 minutes and had 5 assists.

LaSalle was led by Makayla Miller (GR, Ouachita Baptist) with 14 points and JR Emilee Tahata (Lativa) had 12.  Reserve Gabby Turco added 5 points.  Fifth year Molly Masciantonio had a frustrating 0 - 12 game.  FR Nicole Melious, the leading scoring for the Explorers with  10.0 ppg, . scored 8 points.  From Staten Island, she is the all time leading scorier, both boys and girls for New York City.  Her 3,140 points is fourth for the entire state.  Melious commted to Purdue as a Freshman and later to Georgia Tech, before choosing LaSalle, to be closer to home so her father can attend games.   GW also recruited her.

UPDATES:  Nationally ranked Louisville recently beat Tory Verdi's home standng Pitt team by 74 - 44.  Sydney Taylor (UMass) was the leading scorer for the Cardinals wit 13 points against her former coach.  She had 4 rebounds and 4 assists.  Pitt is now 6-13, 0-6 ACC after its most recent loss at Boston College.

Harvard star Harmoni Turner did not play in the Crimson's loss to Rhode Island and I wrote that there was speculation she might have knee surgery and miss a lot of games.  Turner "only" missed 5 games and is back in action.

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1/19/2024 5:17 pm  #51

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On Wednesday, Richmond stayed undefeated in conference with a tight win at Davidson, the Wildcats' second home conference loss.  Three teams have 1 loss.  GW is 12th, ahead of 3 other 1 win teams.  

Dayton (H, 2-4) 71, GW (1-4) 53

Richmond (6-0) 59, Davidson (H, 3-3) 54   Grace Townsend had 15 points and 8 rebounds, and Maggie Doogam was 12/8,  Elle Sutphin led Davidson with 15 points.  Millie Prior was one of 3 players with 9 points and she added 12 rebounds.  

Loyola Chicago (3-3) 79, UMass (H, 1-5) 66.    Minutewomen quickly gave up a halftime lead and had their usual second half problems early.  Sam Galanopoulous scored 22 and Alyssa Fisher 17 for the Ramblers.  Stefanie Kulesza had 17 points and 8 steals.  Kristen Williams had 15.  Tori Hyduke had 4 second half points, playing 21 minutes in all.

George Mason (H, 4-1) 91, St Louis (2-4) 61.  Reserve Zahirah Walton led the Patriots with 21 points.  Sonia Smith had 16 and Paula Suarez had 13.  Peyton Kennedy led the Billikens with 13 points.  Kyla McMakin had 10 on 3-12 shooting, 2-7 beyond the arc.  Julia Martinez had 9 points, 7 rebounds, 8 assists and 2 steals. 

Duquense (H, 4-2) 76, St Bonaventure (1-5) 67.  Megan McConnell filled the box score with 17 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 blocks.  Ayanna Townsend was 15/6 while Amaya Hamilton was 14/6 and 6 assists.  Isabellah Middleton had a 15/9 game for the Bonnies.

URI (H,4-2) 55, Fordham (1-6). Maye Toure scoed 15 points for the Rams with 5 rebounds.  Teisha Hyman was 12/10.  Sophie Phillips score 9.  Reserve Tenin Megassa had 8 points and 3 blocks.  She is recovering from a left shoulder injury.  Anaelle Dutat (6.9 rebounds per game and a preseason All A10 Defensive team) missed her fourth game as the school's compliance office attempts to iron out a transcript issue.  Dutat is a Soph last year and is not a transfer.  She is French.  I'm not sure why and how they have a transcript issue now.  Emy Hayford led Fordham with 23 points while Taylor Donaldson had 11.  Rose Nelson had 9 rebounds and 0 points,  Aminha Ly had 7 rebounds, 2 points off the bench.  I don't remember seeing her name before .  She is a 6'4" RS SR from Senegal via Cleveland State.

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1/20/2024 8:29 pm  #52

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Richmond moves to 7 - 0 and VCU to 5 - 1.  All 3 Sunday games are on national TV - ESPNU at noon and then 2 games on CBSSN starting at 2 pm.

St Louis (3-4). 66, GW (H,1-5) 56

Richmond (H, 7-0), Dayton (2-5) 39.  Maggie Doogan scored 21 fro the Spiders while Addie Bunick had 16.  Alyssa Jones led the Flyers with 13.  Arianna Smith had another double/double with 12/12.

VCU (H, 5-1) 66, LaSale (3-4) 50.  Timaya Lewis-Eutsey had 22 points and 11 rebounds.  Sarah Te-Bisau had 15.   Mary-Anna Asare scored 13.  Mikel Parham pulled down 9 rebounds.  Makayla Miller scored 16 for the Explorers.
Loyola Chicago (H, 4-3) 78, St Bonaventure (1-6) 56.  Alyssa Fisher scored 24.  Sam Galanopoulous had 16 nad Sitori Tanin had 15.  Isabvellah Middleton and Danie Haskell each scored 13 for the Bonnies.

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1/22/2024 9:54 am  #53

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All 3 road teams won on Sunday which means Davidson lost their 3rd home conference game as they fell under .500 in conference.  St Joe's won a tight game with minimal bench production.  And Geogre Mason is person is as impressive as you'd expect - talented, quick, well-coached, deep bench and physical defensively in the paint.  

St Joseph's (6-1) 51, URI (H, 4-3) 48.  Mackensie Smith had 15 for the Hawks, followed by Laura Ziegler with 13/10, Talya Brugler with 11 and Chloe Welch with 7 rebounds to go with 5 points.  Teisha Hyman had 16 for the Rams.  Maye Toure was 14/9.  Dee Dee Davis scored 13.  Hama Komara had 10 rebounds.  Sophie Phillips was 0 - 6 FG and didn't score.

Duquense (5-2) 66, Davison (H, 3-4) 59.  Wildcats led by 2 at the start of the 4th quarter.  Ayanna Townsend had 18 points and 7 rebounds for the Dukes.  Megan McConnell was 14/7,  Amaya Hamilton scored 13 and Tess Myers had 11.  Elle Sutphin scored 20 points and had 7 rebounds.  Charlese Dunn, starting for the injured Suzi-Rose Deegan had 15 points.  

George Mason (5-10 ), UMass (H, 1-6) 52.  Minutewomen scored 21 points in the first quarter but only 8 in the second.  Sonia Smith, moving into contention for Player of the Year consideration, scored 15.  Jazmyn Doster had 10 rebounds to go with her 8 points.  Reserve Zahiri Walton score 14 and Jameson Taylor had 10 off the bench,  Kristen Williams had 20 points for UMass including 4 - 7 three pointers.  Bre Bellamy score 11.  

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1/26/2024 11:02 am  #54

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On Wednesday, Richmond lost its first game, becoming one of four one loss teams.  There are four one win teams.  

VCU (5-1) 73, Dayton (h, 2-6) 62.  Flyers were down 12 at the half but played a relatively even second half.  A Kids Day crowd of 12,097 was the largest non Power 6 attendance this season.  Rams scoring leaders were their usual group: Sarah Te-Bisau (22), Timaya Lewis-Eutsey (19) and Mary-Anna Asare (18.). Mykal Parham grabbed 10 rebounds.  Anyassa Jones score 15 for Dayton.  Ivy Wolf had 14 and Arianna Smith scored 12,.

Rhode Island (5-3) 75, LaSalle (H, 3-5) 47.  Kids Day crowd of 1,202.  Maye Toure had 17 points and 7 rebounds.  Anaelle Dutat (7,3 rebounds per game) must have had her eligibility issues settled and had 13 rebounds.  Reserve Tenin Megassas was 11/10.  URI won rebound battle 51 - 21,  Nicole Melious scored 15 for the Explorers, 3 - 6 from beyond the arc.  Makayla Miller scored 13,

George Mason (6-1) 57, GW (H, 1-6) 41.  Was the noontime game a Kids Day type event ?.  I noticed a couple of enthusiastic groups in the crowd.  Attendance was 602. 

Duquense (H, 6-2) 72, Richmond (7-1) 39.  Amaya Hamilton was 16/6 for the Dukes.  Ayanna Townsend was 14/8.  Megan McConnell scored 11 and had 14 rebounds.  Reserve Jenini Kiako (SO, North Carolina Central) scored 18 points.  Siobhan Ryan led the Spiders with 13 points.  Grace Townsend had 11 points 7 rebounds and 5 assists.  Addie Budnick scored 10.  Maggie Doogan had 5 points on 2-10 FG,

St Joe's (7-1) 65, St Bonaventure (H, 1-7) 40.  Bonnies scored 2 points in the second quarter.  Hawks are 
10-0 on the road.  Mackenzie Smith scored 20.  Laura Ziegler was 14/11.  Chloe Welch had 10 rebounds.  St Joe's had a short bench, but was able to play 2 FR guards about half the game.  Aleah Smead had 9 points and Gabby Casey scored 5.  Isabellah Middleton led the Bonnies with 10 points.

Loyola Chicago (5-3) 73, Fordham (H, 1-7) 64.  Sam Galanopoulous scored 20 for the Ramblers and Ali Berg had 18,  Alyssa Fisher scored 15.  Taylor Donaldson scored 22 for the Rams.  She is the A-10's leading scorer at 17.8 ppg.  Emy Hayford (#24 A10, 11.9 ppg) scored 13.  Reserve Kailah Harris had 12 points. She is a 6'1" GR transfer who played limited minutes at Seton Hall.  

Davidson (H, 4-4) 72, UMass (1-7) 42  Wildcats were short-handed with Elle Sutphiin injured again.  Suzi-Rose Deegan is out for the season with an ACL injury according the the Massachusetts Daily Collegian.  Davidson had 5 double figure scorers including Mallorie Haines with 15 and Maddie Plank with 14/9.  Like St Joe's, two FR reserves also got extended playing time:  Katie Donovan  scored 10 and Cholie Oliver had 4 points in 26 minutes.  UMass scored just  8 points in each of 3 periods.  They had 18 in the second quarter, as Kristen Williams hit 3 consecutive three pointers.  Williams finished with 13 points. Chineye Odenigbo had 9 points and 6 rebounds.  Her fellow FR Big  Lilly Taulelei, back from a wrist injury, scored 6.

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1/27/2024 8:12 pm  #55

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

All 3 home teams won on Saturday.  The third 1 win team, St Bonaventure, is at 2-8 Dayton tomorrow,  on CBSSN.

Fordham (H, 2-7) 60, GW (1-7) 55.  I thought the offensive foul/moving screen call against GW  in the last minute was bogus.

St Joseph's (H,8-1) 68, Davidson (4-5) 42

URI. (H, 6-3), 63, UMass (1-8) 48.  Maye Toure was 15/8 for the. Rams.  Sophie Phillips broke out of a  3 game scoring slump (5.7 ppg) with 13 points.  Dee Dee Davis had 9 points and 5 turnovers.  Anaelle Dutat had 7 rebounds.  Toure and Tenin Megassa each had 2 blocks.  Stefanie Kulesza scored 15 for UMass.  Alexsia Rose had 11.

UMass played better than expected and hung close after falling behind 8-0.  Rams won rebound margin 36 - 26.  UMass was 3 - 4 FT while URI was 6-10.  Reese always uses a lot of players and 5 reserves played between 7 - 18 minutes.  

Rhode Island won the 3rd period 15 -7, still rough but better than usual for UMass which has difficulty after the half time brad.  But the game was won in the stretch of a few minutes when UMass was unable to handle Rhode Island's press and had numerous turnovers.  In the first half, UMass did well against the Rams's press.  In the 3rd period, they fell apart as the Rams moved their press nearer to the end line, and double teamed the player with the ball..    Four Minutewomen had 4 turnovers, including Tori Hyduke (2 pts - 1-2 FG, 2 assists, 2 steals.). Team finished with 23 TOs.  Although Rose had 11 points, it was on 5 - 14 FG.  I cringe when she shoots because she throws up a lot of air balls, or just grazes the rim.   Leading scorer Kristen Williams left the game in the first period with an ankle injury.  She did return to action but only played 10 minutes - just 3 points.  She was limping after the game.  They have a winnable game hosting LaSalle on Wednesday.  

My sour grapes is that Toure and Migassa were all over UMass FR bigs, pushing and leaning on them a lot with no calls.  Maybe it will be different for GW with experienced front court players.  I am a believer that rookies often do not get calls in both the college and pro games.  Time to watch the UConn game.

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1/30/2024 8:59 pm  #56

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

After Sunday's games, Richmond and St Joe's are on top of the conference at 8 - 1, followed by George Mason at 7 - 1, on a 6 game winning streak.  Duquense edged Into 4th place at 7 - 2, a half game ahead of VCU.  GW, 1 - 7, sits in 13th place, ahead of UMass and St Bonaventure.  Fordham is 12th, the only 2 win team, with 3 teams with 3 wins. 

All 4 home teams on Sunday drew over 1,000 fans:  St Louis (1,112), Duquense (1,232), Mason (2,048) and Dayton leading the way with 2,503.. 

Dayton (H, 3-6) 64, St Bonaventure (1-8) 43.  Ivy Wolf and Alyssa Jones had 16 each for the Billikens.  Arianna Smith had 17 rebounds.  Nadechia Laccen and Dani Haskell each scored 13 for the Bonnies.  

Duquense (H, 7-2) 73, Loyola Chicago (5-4) 57.   Dukes have a 4 game winning streak.  Reserve Precious Johnson had 15 points, 11 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks.  Megan McConnell had 14 points 9 rebounds and 8 assists.  Naelle Bernard and Ayanna Townsend scored 11 points each.  Sam Galanopoilous had 14 for the Ramblers.  Sitori Tanin was 13/10.

Richmond (8-1) 72, St Louis (H,3-5) 61.  Addie Budnick led the Spiders with 21.  Grace Townsend scored 16 and reserve Rachel Ullstrom had 15.  Katie Hill pulled down 10 rebounds.  Peyton Kennedy led the Billikens with 20/8.  Kyla McMakin and reserve Kenndy Calhoun each had 12.  Julia Martinez didn't score but had 8 rebounds, 6 assists and 2 steals.  

George Mason (H, 7-1) 60, VCU (6-2) 47.  Ta'Viyana Habib and reserve Zahirah Walton had identical 13 point, 9 rebound lines. for the Patriots.  Sonia Smith scored 11.  Sarah Te-Biasu had 19 points for the Rams and Tamaya Lewis-Eutsey was 8/9.

More on the Rhode Island press that caused 9 UMass turnovers in the 3rd quarter. on Saturday.  Rams upped the pressure from the first half by putting 4 defenders in the back court and double teaming the Minutewoman who received the throw in.  UMass was unable to throw over the top to the front court to beat the press.  

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2/01/2024 3:07 pm  #57

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

The two 1 loss teams in action on Wednesday won.  The other, Richmond 8-1, was the DNP.  VCU jumped back in to the top four by half a game.  The three 1 loss teams all lost.

URI (7-3) 61, GW (H, 1-8) 52

VCU (H, 7-2) 64, Duquiense (7-3) 51.  Sarah Te-Bisau scored 26 for the Rams while Mikel Parham had 8 rebounds.  Amaya Hamilton had 14 for the Dukes and Megan McConnell had 10 rebounds.

Davidson (5-5) 65, St Bonaventure (H, 1-9) 57.  Charlese Dunn scored 22 for the Wildcats.  Dani Haskell had 21 for the Bonnies.

St Joseph's (h, 8-1), Loyola Chicago (5-5) 50. Mackenzie Smith led the Hawks with 15, followed by Talya Brugler with 14, Aleah Snead (FR) with 13 in a starting role and Chloe Welch with 11.  Alyssa Fisher scored 19 for the Ramblers.  

St Louis (4-5) 87, Dayton (H, 3-7) 61.  Kyla McMakin scored 26 for the victors.  Reserve Eve Fiala had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Flyers.

George Mason (H, 8-1). 54, Fordham (2-8)  47.  Sonia Smith led the Patriots with 15 points. Taylor Donaldson  scored 24 for the Rams.  Emy Hayford was next with just 6.

LaSalle (4-5) 63, UMass (H, 1-9) 52.  Another fourth quarter meltdown for the Minutewomen.  Attendance was over 3,000 on Field Trip day.  Jolene Armendaiz had a season high 16 for the Explorers with two three-pointers and the first 8 points for the visitors.  Makayla Miller had 16 including the 2 FTs with 3 seconds left.  Alexsia Rose had 18 points. for UMass in probably her best game.  Kristen Williams, showing no effect from her ankle injury, scored 15, with  5-14 FGs.

UMass lead by 6, 12 and 9 (47 - 38) after the first 3 periods breaks.  LaSalle scored the first 12 points of the 4th quarter before 2 UMass FTs.  Tori Hyduke hit a jumper to give UMass its last lead at 52 - 51.  Hyduke had 7 points, 5 turnovers and fouled out, as did Stefanie Kulesza.  Williams had the last ten UMass points, all in the final 1:49 - a jumper and a lay-up, followed b a long three at the 15 second mark.  After LaSalle made a breakaway lay-up, Williams hit another long three with 4 seconds left, for a 61- 61  tie.  After a time out, LaSalle was bailed out on a lousy throw along the sideline by a tacky tac foul on Kulesza.  Unfortunately Miller caught the pass and fell out of bounds, so the ref was going to have to call a foul or a turnover.  It was hard to see any contact in the replay.

Credit to LaSalle for continuing to play hard and keep their poise, at least often enough to score 25 fourth quarter points.  And they out rebounded the Minutewomen.  

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2/04/2024 11:26 am  #58

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

All three 1 win teams won on Saturday, although St Joe's, without Laura Ziegler (14.5 pig, ) had to hold off a stiff challenge from UMass.  And Duquense claimed 5th place with a win over URI.

Richmond (H, 9-1) 74,  Fordham (2-9) 60.   Reserve Rachel Ullstrom led the Spiders with 18 pints.  Grace Townsend had 16 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.  Addie Budnick, Siobhan Ryan and Maggie Doogan each scored 10 points.  Taylor Donaldson scored 23 for the Rams and Emy Hayford had 16.

George Mason (9-1) 61, Loyola Chicago (H, 5-6) 52.   Sonia Smith had 21 for the Patriots and reserve Taylor Jameson had a 14/7 game.  Sam Galanopoulous' 12 points led the Ramblers who had 3 others in double figures.  

Duquense (H, 8-3)  70, Rhode Island (7-4) 61.  Amaya Hamilton had 16 for the Dukes, while Megan McConnell and reserve Precious Johnson scored 13 apiece.  McConnell also had 9 rebounds, 9 assists and 3 steals.  Dee Dee Davis was 91/9 for the Rams and Maye Toure was 13/8.  Araelle Dutat had 8 rebounds.  

Davidson (H, 6-5) 68, St Louis (4-6) 58.  Charlese Dunn scored 27 for the Wildcats and Millie Prior had 16.  Both had 10 rebounds.  Reserve Brooklynn Gray led the Billikens with 15.  Kyla McMakin had 13 points, 3-17 FG.  Julia Martinez again didn't score but had 7 rebounds, 7 assists and 2 steals.  

St Joseph's (H, 10-1) 77, UMass (1-10) 67.  UMass was within 2 in the 4th quarter but could never take the lead.  Tayla Brugler scored 30 points, many in the paint, and Mackenzie Smith had 14.  The Hawks are developing some bench strength with 3 reserves playing just over 20 minutes and scoring - Emma Boslett (5 points), Gabby Casey (FR, 5 points in the second half) and Paula Maurina (6' SR from Latvia who had 4 points.)

Alexsia Rose had 22 points for UMass.  She has improved by playing more under control and squaring up and not rushing her shots.  Bre Bellamy had 12 for the Minutewomen.  Tori Hyduke scored her 5 points in quick order in the second half.  In 24 minutes she had 2 rebounds, a steal and no turnovers.

Personal Fouls - UMass 23, St Joes 13.  Foul shooting - UMass 1 - 3.,  St Joe's 24 - 28.

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2/06/2024 9:35 pm  #59

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Just to close the books on Sunday's action:

VCU (8-2)  71 , GW (H, 1-9). 51  There are three 1 win teams in the A-10, and Fordham has 2 wins.  After the other Sunday game, all other teams have at least 4 wins.

Dayton (4-7) 72, LaSalle (H, 4-6) 69.  OT.  Dayton won the overtime, 14-11, on the strength of 6-7 FTS. LaSalle was 8 - 18 FTS for thegame.  Destiny Bohannon led the Flyers with 15 points and Shannon Wheeter had 14.  Reserve Eva Fiala (Rookie of the Week) scored 12.  Alyssa Jones had 13 rebounds and Mariah Perez had 11.   Molly Masciantonio led the Explorers with 18 points.  Nicole Melious and Jolene Armendiaz each had 11.  Makayla  Miller had a 10/9 night.  

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2/09/2024 3:04 pm  #60

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

After the mid-week games, there are 2 A10 teams with 1 conference loss, and there are  3 twenty win teams:  St Joe's (11-1, 22-2, 9 game winning streak), Richmond  (10-1, 20-4) and VCU (9-2, 20-3.)


GW (H, 2-9) 69, St Bonaventure (1-10) 48

VCU (9-2) 76, St Louis (H, 4-7)  67  Timaya Lewis-Eutsey led the Rams with 24 points while Sara Te-Bisau scored 19.  Scoring 11 each were Lucia Sotelo Miguez and Mykel Parham (10 rebounds.)  Kyla McMakin scored 15 for the Billikens.

Richmond (10-1) 68, URI (H, 7-5) 49.  Siobhan Ryan led the Spiders with 14 points.  Maggie Doogan had 12.  Addie Budnick was 10/6 with 6 blocks as well.  Dee Dee Davis had 10 points for the Rams.  Maye Toure only scored 4 on 2-12 shooting and Sophie Phillips was scoreless, 0 - 6 FG.

Fordham (H, 3-9) 70 Dayton (4-8) 48.   Emy Hayford led Fordham with 16 points.  Taylor Donaldson was 10/9..  Aminata Ly and Taya Davis each scored 10.  Destiny Bohanon had 13 for the Flyers.  Arianna Smith was 11/14 and Mariah Perez was 8/11.

Duquense (9-3) 79, UMass (1-11) 62.  Game was tied at 2 after the first period.    UMass scored 7 points in the second.  Naelie Bernard was 15/6/4 assists for the Dukes.  Megan McConnell was 14/9/7 assists.  Alexsia Rose missed her first few shots  but finished with 23, 7 - 18 FR.  Stefanie Kulesza was 10/6 and fouled out late in the game.


St Joseph's (11-1) 59, George Mason (H, 9-2) 47.  Laura Ziegler had 19 points for 14 rebounds for the Hawks,.  Talya Burgler and Mackenzie Smith each had 11.  Ta'Viyanna Habib was 12/8 for the Patriots.  Paula Suarez, Sonia Smith and reserve Taylor Jameson each scored 8 points.  

Loyola Chicago (6-6) 73, LaSalle (47) 37.  Sitori Tanin had 19 points and 10 rebounds for the Ramblers.  Nicole Melious led the Explorer with 14.

URI's Tammi Reiss was named as Assistant Coach for the 2024 USA National Team USA 3x/3 team.  Jennifer Rizzotti is the Head Coach.  Rizzotti was the Head Coach for 3 different gold medal winning 3x3 teams last year.  Reiss was head coach of 2 other 3x3 teams.  Reiss worked at the training camp last summer and one of the 20 players in the try-out group was UMass' Sam Breen.  Breen is apparently tearing up the Finnish professional league this season.  

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