Monday, December 20, 2010

Evans engineers JMU comeback over Virginia

Dawn Evans, senior
 --Dawn Evans dumped a career-best 42 along with 8 assists to rally the Dukes over Virginia. The 42 points is a single-game record at JMU.
--Brittani Shells didn't lose her touch over exam break. The senior scored 19 including 4 of 5 from beyond the arc.
--We just about nailed the Richmond/W&M score (73-63 was ours). JMU/Virginia? Ah, too much Christmas eggnog for us.

James Madison 82, Virginia 80:
This one sure looked in the bag for Virginia with four minutes on the clock and the Cavaliers ahead 76-63. But Dawn Evans put on her cape and went to work and scored 13 of the team's final 19 points. With 3:13 left, JMU (6-5) scored the next 10, with Evans' layup the tying shot at 78. Virginia (7-5) answered with a pair of free throws but Evans nailed her eighth 3 of the night with 35 seconds to win it. Chelsea Shine (19 points) and Lexie Gerson had final shots that did not fall. Never mind that the Cavaliers were plus 17 on the boards; they committed 21 turnovers and missed 10 free throws. But just like the last time when these two teams played, give the game ball to Evans,

Richmond 79, William and Mary 69:
Spiders (7-4) win their third straight behind the usual suspects: Shells and Crystal Goring, who had her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 15 boards. Richmond buried nine treys in this one and never let the Tribe threaten after the break. Taysha Pye scored 18 for W&M (1-8) and Emily Correal turned in 10 points and 10 rebounds, but freshman sensation Kaitlyn Mathieu was limited to seven points in 28 minutes.

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