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Spiders see lead slip away, fall to Louisiana to close out stay in Caymans

GRAND CAYMAN, CAYMAN ISLANDS -

Grant Golden scored 24 points and pulled down seven rebounds, but it wasn't enough, as the Spiders saw a late lead disappear, falling to Louisiana, 82-76, to close out the Cayman Islands Classic.

Richmond took an 11-9 lead at the 12:11 mark of the first half and held the lead for most of the frame. The Spiders opened up a nine point lead early in the second half at 42-33. The middle of the half saw some back and forth play as the teams exchanged buckets. Richmond would take a 66-60 lead with a little more than seven minutes to play, thanks to a 14-2 run.

That's when the Ragin' Cajuns came alive, going on a 20-4 run to break the game open, and finish off Richmond for the win. Richmond head coach Chris Mooney was assessed a technical foul with 49 seconds to play. 

Golden's 24 points led all scorers. De'Monte Buckingham came close to a triple-double with eleven points, nine rebounds, and eight assists, while Jacob Gilyard chipped in ten points and five assists. 

Richmond falls to 1-4 overall and will return home to face Georgetown on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 6:00pm at the Robins Center.

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