VCU Improves to 8-2 With 69-39 Win At High Point

Score:  VCU 69, HPU 39
Location: High Point, N.C. (Millis Center)
Records: VCU 8-2, HPU 3-7
The Short Story: VCU women's basketball improved to 8-2 after a 69-39 win over the Panthers at High Point on Wednesday. Juniors Isis Thorpe and Ashley Pegram led the charge offensively for the Rams.
  • Pegram and Thorpe again finished in double-figures for the Black and Gold. Thorpe finished with a team-high 15, while Pegram trailed her at 13 points. This was Pegram's sixth time in double-figures and Thorpe's fifth as the two continue to put up points for VCU.
  • Thorpe also finished with five rebounds to tie for team lead with Adaeze Alaeze. Alaeze dished out four assists, adding a block and a steal.
  • Curteeon Brelove put up solid numbers for the second straight game. The sophomore scored eight points and grabbed six boards.
  • Jessica Ogunnorin and Katherine Strong each recorded four rebounds. Keira Robinson chipped in five points and four assists.


  • Pegram scored six points in the first two minutes of play as the Rams jumped out to a 6-3 lead. She had nine points in the first quarter.
  • A Robinson layup made it an 18-15 game after one quarter of play.
  • The Rams have dominated opponents in the second and fourth quarters this season and continued the theme against the Panthers. VCU outscored HPU 16-5 in the second quarter as the Black & Gold took a 14-point cushion into the half.
  • VCU kept the foot on the gas after the half, scoring the first six points after the break to add to the advantage.
  • The Black & Gold outscored the Panthers 17-7 down the stretch to pull ahead by 30. The Rams are now 3-2 on the road.


  • The Rams forced double digit turnovers for the ninth-straight game, outrebounding the Hawks 38-26.
  • VCU has now kept opponents to under 40 points in back-to-back games.2
  • The Rams outscored HPU in the paint 36-12 and 27-10 off of turnovers.
  • The Black & Gold's depth continued to be a plus. Eight Rams scored at least four points and the VCU bench put up 30 points for the second-straight game.
  • The Rams advanced to 3-1 all-time against the Panthers.


  • "Our team played with a sense of urgency and intensity for 40 minutes. It's great to be able to control tempo and that's definitely attributed to our team depth." - Head Coach Beth O'Boyle

VCU will look to stay undefeated at home when the Rams return to the Seigel Center on Saturday, Dec. 19th as they take on ODU. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.