Friday, November 27, 2009

Daily dribble

Friday's recaps

Richmond 86, Clemson 67: There may not be any lights left in Gampel Pavilion after the white-hot Spiders (60 percent FGs) shot them out Friday. Oh, and congratulations, Brittani Shells, on joining the 1,000-point club.

Virginia 78, South Dakota State 66: We were wondering how these Baby Cavs would fare in a game where Monica Wright (8 pts, 4-15 FGs) didn't have it. Now we know - with a career high from Paulisha Kellum, they can survive quite nicely.

George Mason 72, North Carolina Central 57: The Patriots roll, as expected, led by freshman Amber Easter's 20-point, 15-rebound performance.

UAB 56, Norfolk State 53: There's no quit in these Spartans, who nearly made it all the way back from a 19-point second-half deficit.

SMU 84, Hampton 71: A respectable showing by the Lady Pirates in a true road game against the defending Conference USA regular-season champs.

William and Mary 46, South Alabama 40: Judging from that score, we're kinda glad we didn't see this one. But hey, a win is a win, right?

Today's action

Norfolk State (1-3) vs. (Fred) Samford (4-1), UAB Tournament, noon
With four starters back from a 22-win club a year ago, it would appear as though Samford has a bit too much firepower for NSU. But the gritty Spartans have already proven they won't back down from anyone. Samford 72, NSU 58

Liberty (4-0) at Lafayette (1-4), 2 p.m.
Now in her ninth season at Lafayette, coach Tammie Smith has a career 42-163 record. No one can accuse Lafayette's administration of making snap judgments on the program's direction. Liberty 65, Lafayette 48

Hampton (2-2) vs. Fresno State (2-3), SMU Tournament, 6 p.m.
The Pirates will need to cool off Bulldogs junior Jaleesa Ross, who went off for a career-high 33 points in Friday's 83-75 loss to Boston College. Fresno State 85, Hampton 69

Elon (2-1) at Virginia Tech (3-2), 1 p.m.
With only 12 points in her last two games combined, Tech senior Utahya Drye is clearly in a slump. So Tech information man Torye Hurst couldn't resist. Among his headlines in the Hokies latest pre-game release: "Utahya hits Drye spell" Virginia Tech 69, Elon 55

Texas Pan-American (0-4) at Longwood (1-4), Lancer Classic, 2 p.m.
The price is right: admission to the tournament is free with a canned food donation to the Farmville Area Community Emergency Services (FACES). Longwood 62, Texas Pan-American 50

Richmond (3-1) at UConn (4-0), WBCA Classic, 7:30 p.m.
If the Spiders can shoot as well as they did Friday, who knows? OK, we know. But Richmond's sizzling performance against Clemson should at least give the Huskies something to think about. UConn 95, Richmond 55

William and Mary (3-2) at Seattle (0-6), Seattle Redhawks Tournament, 8 p.m.
Sophomore Taysha Pye is averaging 17.5 points through the first two games of this three-game road trip and was just about the only player on either team that could put the ball in the basket in Friday's 46-40 "defensive struggle" over South Alabama. William and Mary 61, Seattle 49

Old Dominion (0-4) vs. Louisville (3-1), Cancun Thanksgiving Classic, 8:15 p.m.
Never mind winning. A shooting percentage in the 40s, all-out effort for 40 minutes and (hopefully) no injuries are the realistic goals for a still-maturing Lady Monarchs team in over its head schedule-wise. Louisville 75, ODU 60

No comments:

Post a Comment