Spider women knock off Bonnies for first A10 win

Spider women knock off Bonnies for first A10 win

Sophomore Janelle Hubbard's season-high 24 points helped lift the Richmond women's basketball team over the St. Bonaventure Bonnies, 67-61, Wednesday night at the Robins Center.

The Spiders, who returned home after a five-game road swing, picked up their first A-10 win of the season as they improved to 9-5 overall and 1-1 in the league, while the Bonnies fell to 11-4 on the season and 1-1 in the conference.

Hubbard was 4-of-7 from behind the arc and a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line to tally her season high, while junior Lauren Tolson followed with 15 points and five assists.

Senior Liz Brown led Richmond with a game-high seven rebounds.

The Spiders shot 43 percent from the floor, while holding St. Bonaventure to 38 percent. Richmond recorded a season-high 92 percent from the charity stripe as it went 13-of-14 on the day.

Leading the entire contest, the Spiders got out to a hot start as they went into the first media timeout with a 12-2 lead. Richmond led by as many as 18, which came at the 13:38 mark. But the Bonnies made it a contest when they hold the Spiders scoreless for a four-minute span to make it a four-point ball game (45-41) at 9:54 mark.

Two-straight treys by Richmond sparked a 10-point lead with less than eight minutes to go to help the Spiders secure the victory.

Richmond will hit the road Saturday, Jan. 10 when it travels to George Washington for a 2 p.m. game.

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