Spiders Stop Dukes, 62-44
Jan. 16, 2005
Richmond, Va. - Junior Aiga Bautre's 20 points wasn't enough to stop Richmond's women's basketball team that remained undefeated in Atlantic 10 play as the host Spiders topped Duquesne, 62-44, Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center.
Classmate Maria Stankevich blocked a contest-best three shots to go along with team highs of eight rebounds and three assists.
Kate Flavin recorded her fifth double-double of the season to pace Richmond's attack. She tallied a team-best 15 points and added ten rebounds. Christina Campion grabbed a game-high 15 rebounds and Saona Chapman led the Spiders with five assists.
Duquesne falls to 6-9, 1-3 in the Atlantic 10. The 14-1 Spiders remain perfect in league play with a 5-0 mark.
Duquesne had the advantage for a majority of the first half though UR evened the score at 10 with 15:03 on the clock. The Dukes held their largest lead (4) with 6:39 remaining in the half only to see Richmond charge back, taking the lead with 1:17 left. Mirna Mazic's pair of free throws set the halftime score at 27-25, Richmond.
Richmond took an 11-point lead at the 12:46 point but less than two minutes later the Dukes were within three on the strength of two three-point baskets and a ten-foot jumper. Duquesne missed nine of its next 11 field goal attempts and the Spiders moved back up to nine at the final media timeout. In the last three minutes, Richmond hit just six of 11 free throw attempts but held on for the 62-44 win.
Richmond, which shot 35.0 percent from the floor, limited the Dukes to a season-low .298 field goal percentage. UR had a 47-38 rebounding edge. The Spiders made 15 of 23 attempts from the charity stripe while DU hit four FTs getting only six chances.
The Dukes return to the road next weekend as they travel to New England for a pair of league games, first at UMass on Friday, Jan. 21 and then at Rhode Island Sunday Jan. 23. DU returns home Thursday Jan. 27 for the rematch with Richmond at 7:05 p.m. at the Palumbo Center on the Bluff.