BRONX, N.Y. - The University of Richmond women's basketball team (8-8, 2-1 A-10) makes its first long road trip of the conference season when it visits unbeaten Fordham (13-5, 4-0 A-10) in the Bronx on Wednesday afternoon. Tip is scheduled for Noon inside the historic Rose Hill Gym.
Live video streaming of Wednesday's game is available on the A-10 Digital Network. Live Stats can be found on FordhamSports.com. For complete gameday coverage of Richmond basketball, be sure to scroll down for Gameday Central.
|Who||Richmond (8-8, 2-1 A-10) vs. Fordham (13-5, 4-0 A-10)|
|When||Wednesday, January 11 - 12 PM|
|Venue||Rose Hill Gym (3,200) | Directions | Tickets|
|Live TV/Video||A-10 Digital Network|
|Game Notes||Richmond | Fordham | A-10|
|SpiderTV||St. Bonaventure Highlights|
|Spider Voices||What's in a Number: #33 Amy Duggan|
|Social Media||Twitter | Facebook | Instagram|
|Hashtags||#OneRichmond | #UnitedInRed|
LAST TIME OUT
Richmond never trailed St. Bonaventure (6-10, 1-3 A-10) on Sunday afternoon and used a fourth quarter burst from Janelle Hubbard to seal the 61-54 victory to pick up its second Atlantic 10 win of the season. Hubbard scored 11 of her team-high 16 points in the fourth quarter to guide her team to the win. For the game she shot 5-10 from the floor, 2-5 from long range and 4-4 from the free throw line to go with a rebound, steal and assist in 27 minutes. The Richmond lead was down to just six to begin the fourth before Hubbard took over.
DEFENSE ON A ROLL
The Spiders currently rank third in the Atlantic 10 in scoring defense (57.8 ppg), fourth in field goal percentage defense (.364) and first in 3-point field goal percentage defense (.250). The team finished fourth in scoring defense (59.6 ppg) last season and have held conference opponents to just 56 points per game and 32.4 percent from the floor this year.
Lauren Tolson returned for a fifth and final season in 2016 after being granted an extra year of eligibility following an injury that knocked her out after just eight games last season. She averaged 13.4 points per game before she went out. She struggled to find her way back in the early going this season but since returning to the starting lineup six games ago she has averaged 13.8 points including a double-double (10 pts, 11 reb) opposite Morgan State and back-to-back 17-point outings to begin A-10 play.
PARSON DOES IT ALL
Last season Micaela Parson took on the role of secondary scorer to Janelle Hubbard after Lauren Tolson went down with an injury. She jumped her scoring average from 3.1 ppg as a freshman to 12.9 ppg as a sophomore as a result. This season with the return of Tolson and the emergence of Ragan Wiseman and Jaide Hinds-Clarke, Parson has dropped her scoring average to 11.3 ppg but raised her rebounding and assists to 5.4 and 3.2 per game, respectively. That all came to a head on Sunday opposite St. Bonaventure when Parson nearly collected the program’s first triple-double with 8 pts, 9 reb, 8 ast.
HINDS-CLARKE 2X ATLANTIC 10 ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
In back-to-back weeks, Richmond freshman Jaide Hinds-Clarke was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week following three outstanding performances that resulted in Spider wins. She scored 10 points and pulled down seven rebounds at Furman to earn the award the first time.The freshman averaged 11 points and 3.5 rebounds the following week, including a 12-point, four-rebound effort to open A-10 play vs. SJU.
CLIMBING THE LADDER
Senior guard Janelle Hubbard will end her career as one of the greatest scorers in program history. After a brief lull towards the end of the non-conference schedule, Hubbard has averaged 13.3 points per game in conference play moving her into 7th on the all-time list and just 22 points shy of the No. 6 spot.