RAMS DOMINATE SPIDERS IN 68-43 WIN

SONABANK P.O.W.E.R. CROSSTOWN SHOWDOWN

Final Score: VCU 68, Richmond 43

Location: Richmond, Va. (Robins Center)

Records: VCU (11-5, 3-0 A-10), Richmond (3-13, 0-3 A-10)

The Short Story: Leading 26-22 at halftime, the Rams opened the second half on a 6-0 run and outscored Richmond 42-21 in the final 20 minutes to pull away for the dominant win.

QUICK FACTS

  • Tera Reed scored a team-high 19 points with six rebounds.
  • Danielle Hammond scored a season-high 13 points along with five rebounds. She went 9-of-10 from the free throw line.
  • Kseniya Malashka scored eight points and added five rebounds.
  • VCU shot 45.8 percent from the floor and limited Richmond to just 33.3 percent shooting.
  • The Rams outrebounded the Spiders 39-25 and outscored them 16-5 in second chance points.
  • Aniyah Carpenter led Richmond with 14 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU opened the game on an 11-0 run and led 18-9 at the end of the first quarter. Reed scored nine points in the opening quarter.
  • The Spiders outscored the Rams 13-8 in the second period and trimmed VCU's lead to just 26-22 at halftime.
  • The Rams reasserted control with a 6-0 run to begin the second half and pushed their lead to 46-33 heading into the fourth quarter.
  • VCU continued to extend its lead to using a 17-3 run that stretched into the fourth quarter and led 61-36 with 4:38 remaining.
  • The teams split the scoring for the final 4:38 of the contest.

WHAT'S NEXT

VCU travels to Fordham for a 7 p.m. game on Jan. 16. 

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