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VCU faces UR in the Last Women’s Game of the Season

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This afternoon the Rams welcomed their cross-town rivals to the Siegel Center. The Battle of Richmond brought fans from VCU and U of R to the Stu for a great game before the A-10 Tournament begins later this week at the Richmond Coliseum.

The Spiders are currently ahead of the Rams in conference play, but a win this afternoon would allow the Rams to tie the Spiders in conference standing.

Sophomore guard, Isis Thorpe would committed two fouls very early in the first half, but Coach O’Boyle opted to not take her out of the game. Less than one minute after Thorpe’s second foul attempt was called she would drain a three-pointer, the first points of the game.

The Rams would continue to set-up great plays and create turnovers and by 15:06 the Rams had a nine point lead, their largest lead of the game.

Sophomore guard/forward, Camille Calhoun came off the beach and racked up ten points, along with six rebounds for the Rams in the first half.

Janelle Hubbard, a sophomore guard for the Spiders added eight points to the scoreboard and by 5:17 the Spiders were only down by one. Junior guard, Lauren Tolson would add two more points to the scoreboard, bringing the Spiders to their first lead of the game.

The Spiders would not be able to get another lead in the first half, as the result of the Rams scoring three more possessions and closing the first half with a three point lead of 23-20.

Entering the second half the Rams would extend their lead to 28-20 in less than two minutes.

Spiders’ Coach Shafer immediately called for a timeout. Unlike the previous timeouts that were called in the first half, the Spiders were able to come back in to the game and make back-to-back three point shots.

The Spiders continued with an aggressive style of defense, which restricted Calhoun from scoring points from under the rim.

Redshirt sophomore guard, Chadarryl Clay would lead the second half in points, but the Rams’ performance was outshined by the great performances from Spiders’ guards, Lauren Tolson and Janelle Hubbard.

The Spiders would take their second lead of the game with 6:46 left in the game. Hubbard and the Spiders would find more open shots, while the Rams were not able to regain their lead.

The Spiders had their largest lead of 54-47 with only 0:29 seconds left on the clock, but the Spiders’ defense forced the Rams to settle for a layup.
The final score for today’s game was UR: 55 VCU: 49.

The seeding for the A-10 Tournament will be posted this week and the first rounds begin on Wednesday, March 4, 2015. Rams Review will cover the tournament and post live feed via Twitter. Make sure to follow us @RamsReview
#LetsGoVCU

Written by Michelle Taylor

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