Richmond, Virginia – Behind the scenes of Career Night from freshmen Maggie Doogan, the University of Richmond women’s basketball team won a major A-10 battle with George Mason, 73-58, inside the Robins Center on Saturday night. With the win, the Spiders ended his two-game losing streak, improving to 12-6 overall and 2-3 in A-10, while the Patriots improved to 10-10 overall and 10-1 in conference play. We fell to 3 wins and 4 losses.
‘I think we had a hustle today,’ said head coach Aaron Russell“Physics were much better in today’s game. Our team talked a lot about what was going on. The way we were able to fit in says a lot about our team. Team.”
Dugan led the team with a career-high 18 points and 12 rebounds, along with three blocks and assists, in consecutive double-doubles and her first career start. , recorded a career-high two 3-pointers, a career-high six free throws, and a career-high three blocks.Junior Adi Budnick Recorded 14 points going 8/4 from the field as a junior Siobhan Ryan He was only the third Spider to reach double figures and had 13 points in addition to assists.
As a team, the Spiders shot 24 of 47 (51.1%) from the field, 7 of 18 (38.9%) from deep, and 18 of 24 (75%) from the line. The team also had 45 rebounds, including 7 offensive, 13 assists, 3 steals and 9 blocks.
The Patriots shot 19-of-60 (31.7%) from the field, 6-of-24 (25%) from deep, and 14-of-22 (63.6%) from the line. George Mason trailed Taylor Jameson with 16 points while Nek Mitchell had a team-leading six rebounds.
Budnik kicked off a scoring campaign for UR and quickly scored a second-chance layup 35 seconds into the game. Doogan made another layup following the play, giving UR his 4-0 lead. Then a huge tray from Dugan gave the Spiders a 6-point lead with 4:25 left in the quarter.graduation Emilia Christa Grava The Spiders’ jumper ended the first quarter, allowing UR to lead 20-8 at the break.
In the first 10 minutes, the Spiders kept Dugan’s pace, with Dugan scoring eight points and the other four Spiders scoring two points.Junior Grace Townsend Doogan and Budnik each scored a block but dropped a dime in the quarter.
In the second quarter, Hill started the scoring effort as the Patriots went on a 4–0 run.4:06 left in the first half, juniors Siobhan Ryan Recorded a giant tray courtesy of a sophomore Kate Hill He then followed up the play with another 3-pointer to push the lead to 42-19 in favor of the Spiders. George Mason hit the final shot with 1:02 remaining to bring the Spiders into the locker room and lead 42-21.
Throughout the first half, Dugan continued to lead the Spider offense by 10 points, shooting 4-of-7 from the field and 2-of-4 from the deep, adding 5 rebounds and 2 blocks. Ryan added his 8 points in his first 20 minutes, dropping a dime while Budnik and Hill each scored his 5 points.
As a team, the Spiders shot flawlessly 17-of-26 (65.4%) from the field, 6-of-12 (50%) from deep, and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line. UR scored 5 points in his 8th inning Patriots from turnovers and Spiders in his bench half also he scored 10 points.
In the third quarter, UR scored five free throws from Hill and Dugan to maintain a 20-point lead, 47-27, before the Patriots began to regain the lead, taking the deficit to 47-36 with 4:38 remaining. reduced. Two minutes later, Dugan scored a hoop and damage to push the Spiders’ lead to 56-42, while Budnick maintained a 14-point lead, 60-47, and hit two free throws to end the quarter. I was.
In the final ten minutes, the teams traded points in the first five minutes, with UR maintaining a 16-point lead from efforts by Budnick and Ryan. After Budnik scored his two free throws, George Mason responded with his two free throws, but the Spiders won his double digits with his 73-58.
The Spiders are back in action on Wednesday, playing Fordham at 7pm, with a Play4Kay / National Girls and Women in Sports Day Celebration Presented by CarMax game scheduled for 4pm on January 29 at St. Joseph’s. Robbins Center.