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2/10/2024 7:27 pm  #61

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Form held on Saturday afternoon as all 3 home teams, each with the better record that there opponent won.  A couple of weird 2nd quarter scoring results.  Fordham closed within 1/2 game of LaSalle in conference.

VCU (H, 10-2) 54, St Bonaventure (1-11) 40.   Timaya Lewis-Eutsey was the only Ram in double figures with 11 points.  Dani Haskell was the game's only other double figure scorer with 17.  VCU outscored the Bonnies 8 - 2 in the second quarter.  Rans shot 4 - 9.  Bonnies were 1 - 15.  Halftime score was still just 26 - 19.  

Duquense (H, 10-5) 57, LaSalle (4-8) 52.  Reserve Precious Johnson led the Dukes with 15 points and.11 rebounds.  Naelie Bernard scored 13.  Megan McConnell was 9/11.  Jolene Armendiaz was 15/10 for the Explorers.  

Fordham (H,  4-9) 64, UMass (1-12) 50.  Emy Hayford had 17 for the Rams and Taylor Donaldson was 15/10.  Kristen Williams scored 17 for the Minutewomen, but she had to get lukewarm late to get there.  After an 18 - 11 first quarter Fordham won the second by 20 - 6.  Cold shooting by UMass through out the first three quarters, .  They did score 24 in the fourth to close almost within single digits and force Fordham to put its starters back I(.  Final score was not indicative of Fordham's domination.  Lead got to 30 at one point.    


2/12/2024 5:15 pm  #62

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Only 1 home team won on Sunday, and there was a mild upset in Kingston as URI continues to not live up to expectations.

Richmond (H, 11-1) 83, GW (2-10) 61,

George Mason (10-2) 74, Dayton (H, 4-9) 50.  Reserve Zahirah Walton scored 19 points with 8 rebounds.  Sonia Smith added 13.  Destiny Bohannon led the Flyer with 15.  Mariah Perez was 12/10.

Davidson (7-5) 48, Loyola Chicago (H, 6-7) 45.  Those pesky second quarters.  Wildcats won second quarter by
14 - 4.  Maddie Plank led with 12 points and 6 rebounds,  Elle Sutphin returned from another absence and had 7 points and 4 rebounds in 24 minutes off the bench.  Charlise Dunn started but only played 4 minutes.  Don't know. if she was hurt, which would be another blow to the injury plagued Wildcats.   Review of the Play by Play shows the Dunn was substituted out midway through the first quarter at the same time Davidson recevied 2 Bench Technical Fouls.  Not othr details given.
 Sam Galanapoulos scored 18 for the Ramblers.

St Louis (5-9) 76, Rhode Island (H, 7-6) 73.  Rams led by 13 into the second quarter and by 35-28 at the half.  St Louis didn't  take its first lead until the last 1:28 of the game.  Peyton Kennedy scored 31 for the Billikens on 10-17 FG (4-8 three pointers) and 7-7 FT.  Kyla McMakin added 17.  Rhode Island shot  57.1 % FG while St Louis was 48.1%.  Rams won the rebound battle. , 30-23.   URI had 25 turnovers to 17 for St Louis.  Billikens has 12 steals to 7 for the Rams.  Maye Toure was 16/9 for URI including 7-10 FG while the other big Tenin Megassa was 14/6 off the bench, 4-5 FG

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2/15/2024 9:21 pm  #63

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

After Wednesday's action, Richmond and St Joe's sit on top of the A10 with 12-1 records,.  Duquense moved into 3rd place at 11-3 on the strength of its 4 game winning streak.    VCU and George Mason are 1/2 game behind the Dukes at 10-3.  GW is ahead of the two 1 win teams and is 1 win shy of Fordham, LaSalle and Dayton.  And oh those second quarter blues for a couple of teams, but not GW last night

GW  (H,3-10) 71, LaSalle (4-9) 49

URI (8-6) 86, UMass (H,1-13) 69.  Maye Toure had 22 points and 9 rebounds, shooting 9-14 FG and showing a nice touch on short range jumpers.  Although UMass' lack of height didn't present much of a challenge.  Sophie Phillips scored 15 and Inez Debroisse had 14, among 5 Rams in double figures  URI won the rebound battle 40-31.  Rhode Island shot 34 - 63 FG.  UMass lost the second quarter 24 -14 but at least they scored in double digits.  Alexis Rose scored 13, most of them in early action and had 8 assists.  Kristen Williams scored 15 and followed her recent pattern of raking up the points in the 4th quarter.  UMass gave its FR bigs a good workout getting them the ball inside and to go up against the much more experienced and more physical  Toure and 6'5" Tenin Megassa.  Chinenye Odenigbou scored 10 points on 5 -10 shooting before fouling out in the last minute.  Starter Bre Bellamy went down with an ankle injury and was on crutches in the second half.  She was the 4th of the 6 transfers to be unavailable, leaving Rose and Tori Hyduke, who hasn't
scored in 3 games.

Richmond (12-1) 65, VCU (H,10-3) 58,  Spiders trailed 41-35 going in to the 4th quarter.  Grace Townsend led Richmond with 23 points.  She was 11-11FT and the Spiders were 20-20.  Addie Budnick scored 15 and Maggie Doogan was 13/7.  Both of them had 3 blocks.  Sarah Te-Bisau led the Rams with 25.  Timaya Lewis-Eutsey had 11. MyKel Parham had 12 rebounds.
Duquense (11-3) 66, St Bonaventure (H, 1-12) 50.  Second quarter was 25 - 7 in favor of the Dukes.  Megan McConnell had a line of 20 points, 13 rebounds, 5 assists and 4 steals.  The other 4 starters scored a combined 12 points.  Reserve Precious Johnson kept up her recent scoring surge with 12 pints and Jenni Kiaku had 10.  Nedechka Laccen had 12 for the Bonnies.

St Jpsephs (H, 12-1) 73, Dayton (4-10( 47.  Tayla Brugler had 20 (10-16 FG) for the Hawks and Laura Ziegler scored 19 (9-13).  Ivy Wolf led the Flyers with 19/7.

St Louis (H,6-9) 79, Loyola Chicago (6-8) 68.  St Louis won second quarter 27-11.  Brooklyn Gray had 22 for the Billikens and Peyton Kennedy had 16.  Alyssa Fisher scored 23 for the Ramblers.  Sitori Tanin was 16/11.

Davidson (H, 8-5) 75, George Mason (11-3) 67,  Wildcats won 4th in a row,  Earlier they lost a couple of conference home games.  Davidson won 2nd quarter 21-4., for a 34-26 halftime lead.  Already missing Suzi-Rose Deegan (out for the season) and Charise Dunn, who only played 4 minutes in last game, Wildcats' depth was tested more as Millie Prior had 5 fouls in 16 minutes.   Elle Sutphin came off the bench to play 31 minutes and scored 24 points (11-18 FG) and pull down 7 rebounds.  Mallorie Haines scored 15,  Maddie Plank had 6 points, 7 rebounds and 6 assists.  

As xAC noted Sonia Smith and Zahirah Walton did not play for the Patriots .  Smith is a starting guard and candidate for my All Conference team.  Walton (11.6 ppg) is a 5 time Rookie of the Week selection.  Ta'Viyanna Habib had an 18/10 games for the Patriots.  Taylor Jameson, back in a starting role, scored 15 and Kennedy Harris had 14,

Old friend Xavier was thumped by UConn 86-40 in Cincinnati.  Huskies went on a 32-0 run spanning the first and second quarters and led 50-13 at the half.  Xavier is 1-21, 0-13 for the season with its win over SIUE.  Where are Amy and Reeta when you need them?  And how much does that question date me?

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2/18/2024 10:37 pm  #64

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

A lot to unpack from the 7 game weekend.  St Joe's and Richmond remain tied at 13 - 1.  Just a reminder, since I needed one:  Richmond beat St Joe's  on the road. in their only match up,. Richmond lost at Duquense.  Dukes still have to visit Richmond.  Duquense still sits in 3rd at 12 -3, with a 17-9 overall record.  George Mason became the 4th conference team with 20 overall wins.  Rhode Island moved into 6th place with its win over Davidson.  Fordham won its third in a row to reach  5 wins.  Dayton and LaSalle are a game ahead of GW.

Sunday's games

St Joseph's (13-1) 60, LaSalle (H, 4-10) 29.  LaSalle led 6-4 after 1st quarter.  Hawks won second half 41-9.  Explorers were 0-12 FG in a 3 point 4th.  Makayla Miller (13 points) had 3 FT for all their points in the 4th.  For St Joes', Tayla Brugler had 16, Chloe Welch 13, and Mackenzie Smith 9.  Laura  Ziegler had 10 rebounds with her 8 points.  

Fordham (5-9) 70, St Bonaventure (1-13) 48.  Reserve Taya Davis scored 25 points for the Rams on 9-13 FG.  Taylor Donaldson and Emy Hayford had 12 points apiece.  Peyton Fields and Isabellah Middleton each scored 15 for the Bonnies, who shot 3 -30 from beyond the arc.  Middleton had 10 rebounds.


George Mason (h, 11-3) 60, GW (3-11) 57

Duquense (12-3) 82. St Louis (H, 6-8) 65.  There were 5 double figure scorers for the Dukes and the next 3 scored at least 6. in a balanced attack.   Naelie Bernard led the way with 13 (8 rebounds), followed by 12 each by Tess Myers, Precious Johnson and Ayanna Townsend.  Kyla McMakin had 24 for the Billikens.  

Richmond (H, 13-1) 75, Loyola Chicago (6-9) 71.  Maggie Doogan, off the bench, had a 20/8 night in 31 minutes.  It was Senior Night and Kylee Lewandowski made her first start and had 6 points, 2-2 from beyond the arc,  in 14 minutes.  Grace Townsnd had 17 points, 8 rebounds and 6 assists.  For the Ramblers, Sam Galanapoulous had 21 and Alyssa Fuller scored 14.

URI (H, 9-6) 61, Davidson (8-6) 49.  Sophie Phillips and Dee Dee Davis each scored 17 for the Rams with Davis adding 12 rebounds.  Maye Toure had a 16/9 game.  Ines Dubroise had 10 assists.  Katie Donovan led the Wlldcats with 16 and Elle Sutphin had 11.  Millie Prior had 11 rebounds.  Charlese Dunn did not play.

VCU (11-3) 63, UMass (H, 1 - 14) 49.  Minuutewomen only had 8 players available, and 1 was a walk on who played the last minute.  Stefanie Kulesza and Kristen Williams played the full 40 minutes.  As seems to happen often to UMass, even in Verdi's time. an unexpected  player hurts them from beyond the  arc.  Reserve Grace Hutson (2.9 peg) had a career high of 16 points, inducing 4 - 8 from beyond the arc.  Sarah Te-Bisau and Mary-Anna Ansara each scored 10.    

With usual starter Bre Bellamy injured and Alexsia Rose also not playing, UMass started both FR bigs and Tori Hyduke, who all acquitted themselves well.  Some of the best rebounding  of the season.  Stefanie Kulesza had 13 points and 4 steals -  3 in a 45 second sequence, all in the midcourt.  (She had 8 steals against Fordham last Saturday.)  For the bigs, Chineye Odenigbo scored 10 points and had 4 rebounds, while Lilly Tauleulei  was 7/10.  Hyduke had 9 points,  including 7 in the first half.  Kristen Williams had 10 points on 3-17 FG, 1 - 10 from beyond the arc.  She was again scoreless in the first half.  
It was Senior Night in Amherst.  Bellamy was one of the two celebrated.  She has a degree from William and Mary and is earning a Foundations of Management certificate, which is apparently a graduate level on-line course, transferable to other graduate level programs.  Tori Hyduke had a BS in Design and Merchandising  Drexel and is also earning a Foundations of Management certificate.    This may seem off topic but I've often wondered about the courses/programs that GR players get involved in.

It was mentioned that Hyduke has scored over 500 points in her career.  I believe she had 270 in her RS FR year ar GW,  Then 187 at Drexel, if my math is correct.  And currently 115 at UMass. making it 572 and counting.  Getting deep in the weeds here.  Good night.

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2/22/2024 1:51 pm  #65

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Richmond stands alone at the top of the A-10 as St Joe's lost at VCU.  Both VCU and George Mason needed second half rallies for their wins, to stay tied with 3 losses.  

Davidson forfeited its game due to non Covid related issues.  Wildcats take the loss to drop to 8-7 in conference. .  One story said that Dayton would get a "no-contest" but standings show them credited with the win for a 5-10 record.  Davidson is expected to play on Saturday.  Flyers quickly scheduled a home game against Miami University Hamilton and won 112 -45 with mostly bench players.  Opponent may not even be an NCAA school.

Duquense (H, 13-3) 79, GW (3-12) 69

Richmond (H,14-1) 74, LaSalle (4-11) 54.  Reserve Rachel Ullstrom had 20 points for the Spiders.  Maggie Doogan scored 13.  Grace Townsend had 12 points. with 6 assists.  Addie Budnick had 9 rebounds.  Nicole Melious was 12/8 for the Explorers.  

VCU (H,12-3) 59, St Joseph's (13-2) 48.  Rams rallied from a  13 point halftime deficit, holding Hawks to 5 second half FGs.  Sarah Te-Bisau scored 16 points, 11 in the second half.  Mary-Anna Asare scored 13 and Mikel Parham had 10 rebounds,  Laura Ziegler led St Joe's with a 13/11 night.  

George Mason (12-3) 57, St Bonaventure (H, 1-14) 53.   Ti'Vaynna Habib had 19 points and 7 rebounds.  Sonia Smith returned with 12 points.  Zahirah Walton also returned and had 6 rebounds and 5 blocks, only 2 points.  Isabellah Middleton had a 13/8 game for the Bonnies.  

Fordham (H, 6-9) 79, St Louis (6-9) 64.  Rams are on a 4 game winning streak and may become the proverbial team "no one wants to play" in the tournament.  Emy Hayford scored 22 while Taylor Donaldson had 21.  Peyton Kennedy scored 24 points and had 7 rebounds.  Julia Martinez had 9 points, 10 rebounds, 7 assists and 4 steals for the Billikens..

Loyola Chicago (H, 7-9) 64, UMass (1-15) 52. Sitori Tenin led the Ramblers with 18 points and 7 rebounds. Ali Berg scored 16.  Loyola had 14 offensive rebounds.  UMass may have only had 7 players available, as I'm not sure the walk-on could have played.  Stefanie Kulesza had 14 points, 5 rebounds, 1 block and 2 steals.  She made it to the end of the game with 4 fouls. Kristen Williams broke her first half scoring drought with 5 first quarter points and ended with 11.  She played 40 minutes.  Tori Hyduke played well, with 9 points (4-10 FG), 5 rebounds, 5 assists (to 3 turnovers) and a steal, in 37 minutes.   

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2/25/2024 2:27 pm  #66

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On Saturday, St Joes won and Richmond lost.  The leaders are now tied at 14 - 2 in conference play.

Davidson forfeited again to fall to 8-8, while Fordham got the win for a 7-9 record.

GW (H, 4-10) 59, UMass (1-16) 55

St Joseph's (H, 14-2) 72,  Rhode Island (9-7) 67. Paula Maurina led the Hawks with 19 points.  Laura Ziegler did not play.  Talya Brugler was 17/7.  Chloe Welch had 14.  Mackenzie Smith scored 13 off the bench.  Dee Dee Davis scored 19 for the Rams.  Anaelle Dutat was 11/7.  Maye Toure only had 6 points on 3 -14 FG.

George Mason (H,15-3 )82,  Richmond (14-2) 76.  OT. Attendance was 2,457 in Fairfax.  Sonia Smith scored 21 for the Patriots,.  Reserve Zahirah Walton had 18 points and 14 rebounds.  Taylor Jameson had 18 points and 14 rebounds.  Ti'Vyanna Habib scored 13.  Maggie Doogan scored 20 points for the Spiders with 11 rebounds.  Grace Townsend scored 16, with 9 assists,

VCU (13-3) 75, LaSalle (H, 4-12) 50.  Sarah Te-Bisau scored 17 fro the Rams while Timaya Lewis-Eutsey had 14.  SR Molly Masciantonio led the Explorers with 12 points and 4 assists.  Fellow Senior  Makayla Miller  had 11, as did Tiara Bolden.  

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2/26/2024 10:56 am  #67

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On Sunday, St Louis and Loyola Chicago solidified their positions in the middle of the pack of the standings.

St Louis (H, 7-9) 83,  St Bonaventure (1-15) 62.  Kyla McMakin led the Billikens with 30 points, on 13-22 FG.  Peyton Kennedy scored 23.  Julia Martinez, off the bench, scored 9 on perfect 3-3 FG and 3-3 FT, along with 5 rebounds, 6 assists and 4 steals.  Isabellah Middleton led the Bonnies with 24 points. Taylor Napper scored 16 on 8-8 FG.

Loyola Chicago (H, 8-8) 64,  Dayton (5-11) 61.  Sam Galanopoulous score 16 for the Ramblers.  Alyssa Fisher had 13.  Arianna Smith,  off the bench, had her 11th double double for the Flyers, 14/13.  Alyssa Jones added 10.

Besides the two way tie at the top of the standings, there's a tie for third  between George Mason, VCU and Duquense at 13-3.   The Dukes have the toughest remaining schedule, at Richmond and home to St Joe's.  George Mason visits VCU in their final game. 

GW is tied with LaSalle for the 12th spot at 4-12, a game behind Dayton.  GW would play Lasalle in the 12 - 13 game unless they can catch Dayton.  And unless Davidson can't play due to health issues.  

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3/01/2024 10:14 am  #68

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Richmond is alone in first place at 15-2 going into the final regular season games on Saturday.  St Joe's buckled to upstart Fordham and fell to 14-3, tied with George Mason and VCU.  Duquense is 5th at 13-4.  Ti'Viyanna Habib and Zhirah Walton from George Mason won the Player and Rookie of the Week awards respectively.  Laura Ziegler and Tayla Brugler were added to  the Ann Meyers Drysdale award and All- American watch lists, just in time for the Hawks' loss.

St Bomaventure will be the 11 am game next Wednesday with the opponent to be determined from a pack of currently 8-9 teams.  UMass stands at 14th and will play Dayton (who they have beaten) or GW.  The Revs are on track to play LaSalle in the late game.  I hope I got that right.  

Wednesday games:

Richmond (H, 15-2) 90, Duquense (13-4) 74.  Grace Townsend had 19 points, 3 rebounds and 6 assists for the Spiders.  Maggie Doogan was 14/6 with 6 assists and 2 blocks.  Addie Budnick was 11/5 with 4 assists and 2 blocks.  Spiders had 31 bench points led by Laren VanArsdale with 15 and reliable scorer Rachel Ullstrom with 12.  Naelle Bernard scored 20 for the Dukes and Megan McConnell was 19/7 with 3 assists.

GW (5-12) 45, Davidson (H, 8-9) 40

VCU 69 (14-3), Rhode Island (H, 9-8) 59 .  Sarah Te-Bisau and Timaya Lewis-Eutsey each scored 17 for VCU, which led 57-39 after 3 quarters.  DeeDee Davis had 23 points for URI.

St Louis (8-9) 78, LaSalle (8-9 4-13) 37.  Peyton Kennedy scored 17 for the Billikens while Kyla McMakin and Tierra Simons each had 16,  Tiara Bolden was 13/8 for the Explorers.

Fordham (7-9) 62,St Joseph's (14-3) 57.   Taylor Donaldson had 18 for the Rams.  Emy Hayford scored 11.   Mackenzie Smith led the Hawks with 24 points and 6 rebounds.  Brugler scored 11,  

George Mason (H, 14-3) 78, Dayton (4-13) 53.  Reserve Kennedy Harris led the Patriots with 27 points and 8 rebounds.  POW Habib was 11/7.  ROW Walton had 10.  Ivy Wolf was the only Flyer in double figures with 18 points.  Double double machine Ariana Smith was close with 8 points and 7 rebounds.

UMass (H, 2-16) 58, St Bonaventure (1-16) 45.  Minutewomen ended their regular season, breaking their 15 game losing streak while extending the Bonnies' streak.  UMass had almost comfortable leads a couple of times but still had a couple of their scoring drought hiccups.  Kristen Williams had a career high 21 points including 3 long three pointers in the third periods all but 2 of UMass's 11.  Bonnies outrebounded UMass by 12 in the third although they only won quarter 13-11.  Alexis Rose had 12 points.  Stefanie Kulesza was 8/9.  FR big Chineye Odenigbo continues to improve: 8 points, 5 rebounds, 3 assists and 4 blocks.  Tori Hyduke played a good floor game with 3 rebounds, 3 assists and a steal; converting the latter to a long pass to Williams for a key 4th quarter lay-up.  She only scored one FT but her miss was converted to an offensive rebound and put back, another key point in the 4th,  Isabellah Middleton score 16 for the Bonnies.  Peyton Field had 14.  Dani Haskell was out with an injury,


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3/03/2024 12:29 pm  #69

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

On the last day of the regular season, Richmond clinched first place, LaSalle surprised host Fordham with a score out of whack with their average and St Louis played a tune up, in place of their canceled game with Davidson.  It was their Senior Night.  Opponent was Knox College, 19-8, which had ended its season on Feb 24 in a second round loss in the Midwest Conference tournament.  The D3 team, out of Illinois, has a cool nickname of Prairie Fire.  

GW (H, 6-12) 50, Loyola Chicago (8-10) 43

VCU (H, 15-3) 61, George Mason (14-4) 56.  Home crowd of 6,054. for the battle for third place.   Sarah
Te-Bisay scored 24 for the Rams.  Timaya Lewis-Eutsey had 14 and Mary-Anna Asare scored 10.  The latter two came of the bench, presumably so two seniors could start.  Sonia Smith led the Patriots with 23 points.  
Reserve Taylor Jameson had 19.

Rhode Island (H, 10-8), Dayton (H, 5-13) 42.  Dee Dee Davis was 16/9 for the Rams.  Reserve Teisha Hynan was 12/8,  Ivy Wolf scored 11 for The Flyers.

Richmond (16-2) 61, St Bonaventure (H, 1-17) 46.  Maggie Doogan scored 19 points and had 6 rebounds for the Spiders,  Grace Townsend was 12/4 with 4 assists,  Siobhan Ryan scored 10 points.   Addie Budnick had 7 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.  Isabellah Middleton scored 20 points for the Bonnies and Peyton Fields had 13.

St Joseph's (15-3) 77, Duquense (H, 13-5)  73.  Laura Ziegler scored 27 points with 12 rebounds for the Hawks. Mackenzie Smith had 24.  Talya Brugler had 9 points and 3 rebounds.  Megan McConnell and Ayanna Townsend had identical 18/7 lines with McConnell adding 5 assists.  Laura Wasylson had 12.

LaSalle (5-13) 93, Fordham (H, 8-10) 83,  Explorers average under 58 points per game, 14th in the conference.  Fordham allows 62.5, 8th in the conference. Rams won the rebound battle 39-28.  For the Exploers, FR Nicole Melious had 28 points on 10-15 FG, including 8-10 beyond the arc.  Tiara Bolden had 25 points and 8 rebounds.  Molly Masicantonio had 13 points and 6 assists,  Reserve Emilee Tahata scored  10.  LaSalle only played 7 so must have had a lot to tired players in the end. Taylor Donaldson was 26/9 for the Rams.  Matilda Flood scored 13 and Emy Hayford had 12.  Aminata Ly had 13 rebounds,  

St Louis (H, 14-17) 119, Knox College 42.  Peyton Kennedy scored 26 points and had 15 rebounds for the Rams.  Kyla McMakin had 24 points,  Julia Martinez, off the bench as usual, had 15 points (6-7FG) with 10 rebounds, 11 assists and 5 steals.  Camree Clegg, also off the bench, scored 11.

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3/03/2024 7:40 pm  #70

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

Thank you WMC


3/06/2024 7:30 pm  #71

Re: Other Games Thread, 2023 - 2024

You're welcome, BC.

In the two opening round A-10 games, UMass avoided losing to LaSalle for the third time this season.  Explorers, after their 93 point explosion last game, reverted to a more normal offensive output.  UMass was the first #13 seed to win an opening round game under the new format.  St Bonaventure lost its 18th straight.  They won their first conference game over Loyola Chicago and then had 17 straight regular season losses.  

UMass (5-26) 54, LaSalle (8-21) 49.   Minutewomen again had a second quarter struggle (outscored 8-13) allowing 3 late three pointers but scored the last basket of the half for a 22-20  lead.  Explorers had 2 surges of 3 points shooting but overall were 7-28.  Tory Hyduke led UMass, off the bench, with 14 points on 5-9 shooting (0-1 from beyond the arc ) and made all 4 of her late FTs.   She also had 3 rebounds, an assist, and a steal.  Chineye Odenigbo continued her last season surge with 13 points (6-8 FG)  and 9 rebounds,  Stefanie Kulesza scored 10 points (4-7 FG) with 13 rebounds and a steal.  Bre Bellamy, after missing a few games with an injury, came off the bench with 5 points and 3 rebounds.  Glad she's ending her career on the court, not injured and on the bench.  Kristen Williams, after her career high 21 last game, was 1-8 although it was an important second half jumper.  NIclole Melious, of the All Rookie team, led LaSalle with 17.  Molly Masciantonio ended her career with 10 points and 3 assists.  Makayla Miller finished her career with an 8/8 game.  

#11 Dayton (12-18) 66, #14 St Bonaventure (4-26) 52.  Ivy Wolf led the Flyers with 14 points and 5 assists.  Alyssa Jones scored 13 points and Mariah Perez had 10.  Arianna Smith had 9 rebounds.  Isabellah Middleton had 15 points and 8 rebounds for the Bonnies,  Tianna Johnson scored 14.  

The announcers were pretty weak, mispronouncing names and misidentifying players.  Eventually they got the pronunciations mostly correct.  And on a key live ball situation for  a rebound off a missed free throw, the truck decided to switch cameras to show cheerleaders instead of the play, during the UMass game.

Elle Sutphin of Davidson had entered the Transfer Portal,.  I was a bit surprised until I remembered that Davidson doesn't have any graduate programs.  Although she  missed games  with injuries over 2 stretches of game,, she would be a good pick up for. a lot of programs - maybe to back to the ACC, where she started with NC State.  Davidson's season is over so she probably felt more comfortable submitting her name.  Although several Ivy players have altready entered the portal, since the Ivys don't allow graduate students.  Several players with an upside.  Stay tuned.

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3/07/2024 4:03 pm  #72

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Early Thursday games.  Loyola Chicago wins its first A!0 tournament game. in a barnburner with Fordham

#8 Loyola Chicago (15-15) 53, #9 Fordham (12-17) 52.  Kika Hodge-Carr Thoranna (7 points) hit a jumper and a foul shot with under half a minute left for the fwinning points.  Alyssa Fisher hit a three pointer with about a minute left for the last of her 14 points.  Sam Galanopoulous scored 10 points and had 5 assists.  Ali Berg had 8 points and 10 rebounds,  Taylor Donaldson had a 15/8 game for the Rams.  Emy Hayford and reserve Rose Nelson each scored 12 points.  Aminatta Ly had a 9/9 line.

#5 Duquense (19-11) 81,#13  UMass (5-27) 57.  Megan McConnell had 21 points, 13 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 steals.  Reserve Precious Johnson scored 13 points to go over one thousand for her career.  And added 8 rebounds.  Tess Myers had 11.  The balanced , and deep, Dukes got 8 points each from Amaya Hamilton
(8 rebounds), Naeklle Bernard  and Jenni Kiakau.  Stefanie Kulesza and Kristen Williams led the Minutewomen with 11 points each, right around their average.  Avery Childers, a preferred walk-on, scored her first college points on a steal and drive in the last minute.    Tori Hyduke ended her career with a 7 point effort  on 3-6 FG, 1-2 beyond the arc.  She added 2 rebounds and 2 assists.  If my math is correct, she finished with 613 points with 21 in the tournament.  


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3/08/2024 7:22 pm  #73

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There's chaos in Henrico County now.  St Louis just upset VCU 65 - 63,  In the previous game, Duquense had a mild upset batingGeorge Mason 63-62.  Form held in Richmond's win in today's opener.  Rhode Island beat Dayton last night in the final game of the session.  St Louis report will be in tomorrow's post.

#6 Rhode Islamd (19-13) 70, #11 Dayton (12-19) 57.  Dee Dee Davis led the Rams with 23 points and 11 rebounds.  Ines Debroise scored 10.  Teisha Hyman had a 13/5 game off the bench.  Maye Toure scored 9 (3-13 FG, 3-6 FT) and had 10 rebounds.  Arianna Smith was 12/8 for the Flyers.  Nayo Lear scored 10 with 5 assists.  Ivy Wolf scored 9 with 5 assists.

#1 Richmond (27-5) 70,  #8 Loyola Chicago (15-16) 54.  Addie Budnick led the Spiders with 18 points,
3 rebounds, 3 assists and 2 blocks.  Maggie Dioogan was 13/6 while Katie Hill scored 10.  Three Spiders each scored 8: Siobhan Ryan (5 rebounds), Grace Townsend (5 rebounds, 5 assists) and Sixth POY Rachel Ullstrom, who also had 7 rebounds.  Sam Galanopoulos went down firing with 22 points and Alyssa Fisher scored 17.

#5 Duquense (20-11) 63, #4 George Mason (23-7) 62.  Dukes won on a field goal by Precious Johnson with 44 seconds left on an assist form Megan McConnell.  Balanced Dukes were led in scoring by Tess Myers' 12 points on 4-9 beyond the arc,.  Johnson had 11 off the bench and Jeni Kiaku scored 10 as a reserve.  Amaya Hamilton had 9 points, 5 assists and 4 blocks in 38 minutes.  McConnell played all 40 minutes with a line of 8 points (4-6 FG), 10 rebounds and 6 assists.  Sonia Smith led the Patriots with 24 points.  Paula Suarez had 17. ROY Zahira Walton was 7/7.  George Mason (and VCU) should both get WNIT bids.

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3/09/2024 7:32 pm  #74

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The upsets on Friday night led to ## 6 and 7 facing off today.  I thought today's CBSSN announcers were pretty good,


#& St Louis 66, #2 VCU (26-5) 63.  Peyton Kennedy led the Billikens with 22 points.  Kyla McMakon had 16.  POY Sarah Te-Bisau had 22 for the Rams.  Mary=Anna Asare scored 16.

#6 Rhode Island 57, St Joseph's (26-5) 47.  Dee Dee Davis continued  her hot tournament with 22 points.  Laura Ziegler led the Hawks with 12.  St Joe's only scored 10 points in each of 3 quarters.


#1 Richmond (28-5) 80, #5 Duquesne (20-12) 66.  Addie Budnick started hot from beyond the arc and finsidhes with 22 points, along with 3 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 blocks.  Grace Townsend scored 19 the 7 rebounds and 8 assists.  Spiders got 13 points each from Maggie Doogan, Siobhan Ryan and super-sub Rachel Ullstrom.  Ayanna Townsend led the Dukes with 13 points and 7 rebounds.

#6 Rhode Island (21-13) 68, St Louis (16-18) 62.  Preseason favorite Rams won despite being only 11-22 FT.  Dee Dee Davis scored 16 with 9 rebounds and 4 assists.  Maye Toure had a strong 14-10 game.  Teisha Hyman had 12 points and 5 rebounds off the bench,.  Peyton Kennedy scored 16 for the Billikens and Kyla McMakin had 13..  

There are 6 A10 teams with 20 or more wins,  Five should get WNIT bids.  League is considered 8th best in the NCAA, according to the announcers.  And all that will get them is a double digit seed for the tourney champion.  

South Carolina beat Tennessee by a point on an uncontested 3 pointier by Cardosa  on a half court throw in with 1.1 seconds left.  Vols coach screwed up twice, by not guiding the throw in and by not appealing token pressure on Cardosa.  How can your defense  be so casual when you have a 2 point lead on the undefeated, #1 team?

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3/13/2024 7:50 pm  #75

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Oh for the days we dominated the conference year after year. We didn't care much about winning the conference tourney, just what our seeding would be in the NCAA. It's amazing how many A10 Tourney Championships we didn't win after easily winning the regular season championship. How far have we fallen.


3/15/2024 6:49 pm  #76

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The days of GW getting an invite to the NCAA are long gone, given the current college landscape.  I'm not sure any of those GW teams could get an at large bid now, with the Power conference domination, the influence of the ESPN and the weakness of the NCAA.  It was fun all those years, wasn't it?

Right now, the only projected at-large invitee mid-major is Gonzaga (30-3) which lost to Portland in the title game.  If Columbia  (or Harvard/Penn) upsets Princeton
(25-4) in the Ivy tournament, the Tigers would probably get an at large bid.  Columbia deserves a bid but won't get one unless they win the tourney.

To close the A10 tourney narrative with the title game.

#1 Richmond 65, Rhode Island (21-14) 51.  Maggie Doogan scored 18 points and had 7 rebounds.  The Spiders were out rebounded by the Rams.  Addie Budnick and Siobhan Ryan had 14 points each.  Grace Townsend,had 13 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists.  Reserve Teisha Hyman was the only Ram in double figures, with 13 points.  

Richmond is projected as an 11 or 12 seed, one of the higher mid-major seeds.  I still think the other 5 twenty win teams get a WNIT bid.  Davidson would have been a 6th if not for their late season forfeits.  

Speaking of Davidson, Elle Sutphin has withdrawn her name from the transfer portal and will finish her career at Davidson, having played 3 years there after her first year at NC State.  I had read that Davidson didn't have graduate programs so I'm not sure how that's going to work.  

Someone will start an off season/transfer portal thread soon.  So far, 6'3" Maranda Nyborg,  4.3 ppg. 2.9 reg. had entered the portal from Fordham.  And, in a bit of a surprise to me, Alexsia Rose from UMass has reentered the portal after one season..  She had her best season 11.4 ppg, 33% FG after never shooting above 28 % in 3 years at East Carolina.  Rose brought energy and speed, and some offense, but she didn't always make the best decisions.  With Tori Hyduke leaving too, UMass will need help at PG.  With a 5 win season, I guess they need help at more than point guard.  And they better hope for no more defections.


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3/18/2024 3:28 pm  #77

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It's a pleasant mild surprise that Richmond got a 10th seed in the NCAA tourney and has a winnable game with Duke.  Also nice that Columbia got a deserved at-large bid, even if it's for the so-called play-in game.  A chance to see Abbey Hsu on Wednesday against Vanderbilt, coached by Shea Ralph (UConn.). The Lions' first tournament appearance.  Hsu will be pretty popular if she enters the transfer portal.

Three A10 teams got invites to the WBIT, which is run by the NCAA and is now the second tier postseason tourney.  St Joseph's hosts Seton Hall, while George Mason (at Penn State) and VCU (as Villanova) play #1 seeds. 

For the WNIT, run by Triple Crown, Duquense got an invite as did 16-18 St Louis.  Rhode Island is not in any field.  

Kristen Williams of UMass has also entered the transfer portal, according to the Daily Hampshire Gazette; as has Josh Cohen.  (Update.  Hadn't read the MBB portal thread.  Sorry. to duplicate.   Although UMass is not going to the MAC until 2025, so not sure how that would enter in to his decision.)

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3/22/2024 7:48 pm  #78

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After a 26 point first quarter , Richmond (24-6) came down to earth and lost to Duke (21-11) 72-61 I n their opening round (and first ever) NCAA game..  Spiders had a half time lead but looked out of sorts in the second half.  Grace Townsend had 18 points and 8 assists for Richmond.  Addie Budnick had 17 and Maggie Doogan was 17/7.

I missed Thursday WBIT and WNIT games.  A10 teams split, with 2 road losses and a home win and road win.


St Joseph's (H, 27-5) 54, Seton Hall (17-15) 47.  Mackensie Smith led the Hawks with a 15/8 line.  Tayla Brugler scored 11 and Close Welch had 10.  Laura Ziegler had an 8/8 line.  

Penn Statte (H, 20-12) 84, George Mason (23-8) 80.  OT.  Paula Suarez and Zahira Walton, off the bench, each scored 24 for the Patriots.  

Villanova (H, 19-12) 73, VCXU (26-6) 60.  Sarah Te-Bisau scoed 21 for the Rams and Tiffany Lewis-Eutsey had 16.


St Louis (17-18) 66, Central Arkansas (H,  21-12) 61.  Peyton Kennedy had 28 for the Billikens.  Kyla McMakin scored 14.  Julia Martinez, off the bench as usual, had 8 points and 11 assists.

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3/24/2024 7:16 pm  #79

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Two wins by A10 teams in the other tournaments.


St Joseph's (28-5) 63, California (H, 19-15) 61.  Hawks survived a late 9 - 0 run by the Bears and a last second three point attempt. Laura Ziegler scored 19 points and had 8 rebounds.  Chloe Welch also had 19.  Talya Burgler was 11/9 and Mackenzie Smith added 10 points.  The fifth starter Julia Nystrom had the other 4 points.  Emma Boslett had 6 rebounds off the bench.

Next for the Hawks is a rematch of their Dec 9 win over Villanova on Thursday.  Smith had 21 points to lead the Hawks, while Brugler and Ziegler each had 16.  I believe the Wildcats are 20 - 12.  Lucy Olsen had 32. points against the Hawks.


St Louis (H, 18 - 18) 68, Northern Iowa (16-16) 64.  Billikens had a strong second half after trailing by 1 at the break.  Peyton Kennedy had a 19 points and 8 rebounds, including a FG with 1:01 to go.  Tierra Simon had a 12/8 line.  Julia Martinez scored 9 including 2 FTs for St Louis' final points.  She had 6 rebounds and 4 assists.  

I don't know what's next in the WNIT bracket.  Duquense plays Monmouth tomorrow.  Same round as St Louis I believe.  

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3/26/2024 3:50 pm  #80

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Last night, Duquense rallied to beat  a game Monmouth team to extend its inconsistent season.

Duquense (H, 21-12) 69, Monmouth (22-10, 14-4 CAA) 65,, OT.  Megan McConnell led the Dukes with 16 points and 10 rebounds although she only shot 7-17 and 2-6 FT.  Amaya Hamilton was 8/6 with a key offensive rebound of her own miss and put back in OT.  The other 3 starters were 1 - 15 from the field: Naelle Bernard (2 points, 1-6), Ayanna Townsend (0-5, 3-4 FT) and Tess Myers (0-4, 2 rebounds.).  
Off the bench, Precious Johnson had 15 points and 7 rebounds and SO Jerni Kiaku scored 12.  The key late performance was by Lauren Wasylson, who has played an important bench role for the Dukes but was averaging less than 5 ppg and was 4-5 FT on the season.  With the Dukes down 59-51, Wasylson scored 9 points in 16 seconds starting at the 0:45 second mark, a 3 pointer, followed by 3 - 3 FT twice.  She also had 2 FT in overtime. I was trying. to watch the game while focusing on UConn/Syracuse.  Besides some bad fouls, Monmouth was just 6 - 12 FT in the fourth quarter.  


The A10 has 3 teams still playing.  In the WBIT, the conference is 2 - 2, with St Jospeh's (28-5) visiting Villanova (20-12) in their rematch on Thursday.

The A-10 is 3 - 0 in the WNIT, as Duquense had a first round bye.

The Dukes visit Purdue (14-18, 5-13 Big 10) on Thursday.   Boilermakers beat Butler (15-17) at Hiinkle Fieldhouse after their first round bye.  Purdue has wins over Texas A&M and at Dayton.  They have 6 FR on their roster including Mary Ashley Stevenson (6'2", 9'8 ppg, 4.8 rpg) Big 10 Freshman of the Year in the media vote.  A Nebraska player won the coaches' vote.

On Friday, St Louis visits Purdue Fort Wayne (23-12, 13-7 Horizo .). Billikens record is now being listed as 19-18, counting the win over Knox College.  In the WNIT, the Mastodons have beaten Eastern Kentucky (22-12) of the ASUN at home and then dominated the Bearcats (14-18) in Cincinnati 84-58.

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