Women’s basketball fell to 4-16 overall (1-7 A-10) last week following a pair of heartbreaking conference losses. The Black and Gold lost at the Explorers of La Salle University 62-57 Thursday evening before falling at home to the University of Richmond in overtime, 77-68, Sunday afternoon.
VCU led by as many as 14 in the third quarter, but a dominant stretch run and overtime period for UofR dictated the final outcome Sunday at the Stu.
Nineteen points off turnovers fueled the late Spiders’ onslaught. Senior guard Micaela Parson led all scorers on the afternoon with 23 points in a game-high 43 minutes played.
VCU freshman guard Tera Reed finished just behind Parson with 22 points, 11 rebounds and 3 steals.
A 12-0 La Salle run late in the third quarter was the deciding factor in an otherwise back and forth affair Thursday in Philly.
The Rams dominated the glass in the city of brotherly love, compiling a whopping 54 boards. Reed led the Rams in scoring with 17 points to go along with six rebounds.
La Salle junior guard Amy Griffin was the star of the evening, posting 26 points to lead all scorers.
Women’s basketball will try and right the ship when they return to action Wednesday at the Stu versus St. Joseph’s University. Tip is set for 6 p.m.
Zach Joachim,Sports Editor