A-10 women’s basketball continued play this past week, and Richmond’s winning continued. The Spiders traveled to Davidson, defeating them 59-54 this past Wednesday along with beating Dayton 72-39 at home on Saturday. Richmond now sits atop the standings with a 7-0 start to A-10 play.
VCU last played on the 13th and notched a 66-50 win at home against La Salle, taking their A-10 record to 5-1. Sophomore guard Timaya Lewis-Eutsey led the way, recording a double-double notching 22 points and 11 rebounds. VCU’s defense came to play again. So far, the Rams are holding teams to an average of 50.2 points per game and look to be strong contenders for the A-10 title.
Saint Joseph's has also been making a push for the A-10 title as they currently sit at 6-1 in A-10 play. They hosted La Salle on the 15th, defeating them 64-39 and picked up an impressive win away at Rhode Island on Sunday, 51-48. Laura Ziegler, a sophomore forward from Denmark, has been crucial to the team’s success, tallying a double-double in her last three games and earning an A-10 player of the week as well.
Duquesne had a nice week getting two wins and propelling themselves to a 5-3 record in A-10 play. They first defeated St. Bonaventure last Wednesday 76-67 at home and followed that up with a road victory over Davidson on Sunday by a score of 66-59. Duquesne’s recent form has pushed the team into fifth in the A-10 standings.
George Mason also rattled off a two-game win streak which leaves the team fourth in the A-10 with a conference record of 5-1. First a 91-61 win at home against St. Louis on the 17th and then a 73-52 win on the road to Massachusetts keeps the team in position to challenge for that A-10 title.
Rhode Island finally answered what happens when two rams butt heads as they got the 55-44 victory at home against Fordham on the 17th. However, the next game Rhode Island suffer ed a loss at home against St. Joseph’s which leaves the team with a 4-3 record in the A-10.
Davidson fell further into the middle of the A-10 standings with back-to-back losses at home against Richmond and Duquesne. Elle Sutphin, a senior forward, still played well, scoring 20 and grabbing 7 rebounds in their loss to Duquesne.
Loyola Chicago picked up two wins this past week as they first traveled to Massachusetts this past Wednesday, winning 79-66. Loyola followed up that with another win on Saturday, defeating St. Bonaventure at home 78-50. Congratulations should be in order as Loyola has more conference wins so far this season than they did all of last season. Loyola currently sits at 4-3.
La Salle entered last week with a three-game winning streak and left this past weekend with a two-game losing streak and a 3-4 conference record. La Salle not only lost against VCU this past Saturday, but also suffered a loss at Saint Joseph’s on the 15th. Despite the losses, graduate guard Makayla Miller led the team in scoring both games, getting 14 against St. Joseph’s and 16 against VCU.
Saint Louis split this past week's games, with last year's A-10 Tournament champions starting off with a 30-point loss at George Mason. They were able to bounce back, with the Billikens picking up a 66-56 win on the road against George Washington. Kyla McMakin, a graduate guard, led the team with 21 points against GW, which moved her to the 35th all-time in career scoring.
Dayton had a rough outing against Richmond on Saturday, but a win on the 17th against George Washington, 71-53, leaves the Flyers with a 2-5 conference record. Junior guard Ivy Wolf was crucial to Dayton’s win over GW, scoring 16 with 8 assists. Dayton was without five players against Richmond, with the team saying on X that it would be playing with a limited roster.
George Washington suffered losses against Dayton and Saint Louis, dropping their A-10 record to 1-5. Graduate forward Mayowa Taiwo stood out despite the loss against Saint Louis, scoring 13 and grabbing 11 rebounds for the double-double.
Fordham only played once this past week, suffering a loss at Rhode Island. Senior guard Emy Hayford led the way for the Rams, scoring 23. Fordham now sits at a 1-6 record in A-10 play.
The Bonaventure women had a tough week, falling short in both their road games. They lost against Duquesne on the 17th and against Loyola this past Saturday which leaves the team with a 1-6 record in A-10 play. On a positive note, for the Bonnies, senior guard Dani Haskell recorded her 1,000 collegiate point against Duquesne. She was previously at Canisius for three years.
The University of Massachusetts Minutewomen suffered back-to-back loses against Loyola and George Mason and now also fall to 1-6 in conference play. Despite the most recent loss to George Mason on Sunday, junior guard Kristin Williams did lead the team with an impressive 20 points and added three steals to go along with it. UMass currently sits at last in the A-10.