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Courtesy: Richmond Athletics
Hubbard, King Lead Spiders Past La Salle, 56-39
Courtesy:Richmond Athletics
Release:01/29/2014
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PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freshman Janelle Hubbard and senior Kristina King led the Richmond women’s basketball team over the La Salle Explorers, 56-39, in A-10 action Wednesday night at Tom Gola Arena.

In her fourth-straight game in double figures, Hubbard led the way with 18 points, while King followed with 17 points and six rebounds. Redshirt junior Genevieve Okoro led the Spiders on the glass with eight to go along with nine points.

Richmond (10-11, 4-4) held La Salle (10-10, 5-3) to just 24.5 percent from the field, the lowest for an opponent all season, with zero three-pointers the entire contest. The Spiders shot an impressive 88 percent from the free throw line with the help of King going 9-of-9.

In the first 10 minutes of play, both teams were back in forth as Richmond led by just one (13-12) at the 10:34 mark. But the Spiders went on a 9-0 run over a four-minute span with the help of Hubbard’s five-straight points. Richmond went into halftime with a 23-18 lead.

The Spiders led for the entire second half with the final score being its largest lead of the game.

Richmond forced 19 Explorer turnovers, which it turned into 10 points. La Salle led only once the entire contest which was by just one point at the 10:55 mark of the first half. La Salle's 39 points are the fewest allowed by the Spiders all season. 

The Spiders will return home Saturday to host the Duquesne Dukes at 7 p.m. 

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