Richmond women roll past George Mason

Richmond women roll past George Mason

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Five Spiders hit double figures to lead the Richmond women's basketball team over the George Mason Patriots, 77-49, Sunday afternoon at the Robins Center on ESPNU.

Richmond held George Mason's (11-7, 3-2 A-10) leading scoring Taylor Brown – who averages 23.6 points per game – to just 10 points as she was 3-for-15 on the day to help clinch the win that moved the Spiders to 10-7 overall and 2-2 in the league.

Sophomore Janelle Hubbard and junior Lauren Tolson led the Spiders with 18 points per game, while senior Liz Brown followed with 15 points. Sophomore Olivia Healy tallied 12 points and brought down six rebounds, while senior Genevieve Okoro rounded out the double-digit scoring with 11 points. Okoro led the team with a game-high eight rebounds.

Tolson also added seven rebounds, while going 6-for-6 from the free throw line. All five Spiders who hit double figures scored all but three points for Richmond on the day. Freshman Micaela Parson tallied the three points on a three-point play in the final two minutes of the contest.

Richmond dominated from start to finish as they led for almost the entire contest. The Patriots hit the first shot of the game, but the Spiders went on 4-0 run and never looked back.

Outrebounding Mason 41-28, Richmond picked up 11 second-chance shots and tallied 21 points off 19 of the Patriots turnovers. The Spiders tallied 11 steals to George Mason's four.

Hubbard and Tolson went 100 percent from the free throw line – both were 6-for-6 – while two other Spiders only missed one for a team season high of 91.3 percent (21-23).

All 13 Spiders who dressed today saw action.

Richmond will hit the road Wednesday, Jan. 21 to face A-10 newcomer Davidson at 7 p.m.

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