UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – Despite three Spiders in double figures, the Richmond women’s basketball team fell to the Duquesne Dukes, 55-45, in A-10 action Saturday night at the Robins Center.
The Spiders fell to 10-12 overall and 4-5 in the conference, while Duquesne remains atop of the A-10 with a 16-6, 8-1 record.
Redshirt-junior Genevieve Okoro tallied her 15th double-digit scoring game and her fourth double-double of the season as she led Richmond with 11 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Freshman Janelle Hubbard and sophomore Lauren Tolson followed with 10 points apiece.
Sophomore Bria Powell grabbed a career-high seven rebounds, including six offensive.
Despite the loss, the Spiders outrebounded the Dukes, 41-36, forced 12 turnovers and held Duquesne to 38.8 shooting percentage. However, the Dukes shot 45.5 percent from the three-point line and went 12-of-16 from the charity stripe, compared to just six trips for the Spiders.
Richmond trailed the entire second half but came as close as three with 7:06 left to play, but the Dukes went on a 7-0 run over a two-minute span to go up nine with four minutes to play that eventually secured the victory.
The Spiders will enjoy a week off before squaring off with city-rival VCU Saturday, Feb. 8 at the Siegel Center.