UMass Women's Basketball Falls To Richmond, 58-41
Jan. 13, 2002
Richmond, Va.- The University of Richmond defeated the University of Massachusetts, 58-41, in women's basketball action at Robins Arena this afternoon. The Minutewomen fall to 3-12 on the season and 1-3 in the Atlantic 10 Conference, while Richmond improves to 7-10 overall and 1-3 in conference play.
Richmond's Krystn Gull scored 10 unanswered points in the second half, including two consecutive three-pointers, to lead the Spiders to a come from behind win over the Minutewomen. She finished the game with 13 points, while teammate Ebony Tanner scored a game-high 16 points and 12 rebounds. The victory marked the first Atlantic 10 conference win for the Spiders.
The Minutewomen went 18 minutes with out scoring a field goal, going 6-for-33 in the second half for 22.8 percent shooting on the game. Richmond improved dramatically in the second half going 13-for-24 from the field and 4-for-10 from three-point range.
The Minutewomen took an 18-4 lead early in the game, but failed to score a field goal for the remainder of the first half. Richmond battled back from a 14 point deficit to enter halftime trailing by only three points. Richmond's Ebony Tanner scored seven unanswered points to put the Spider's back in contention, and Amber Goppert's five straight points to end the half left the Minutewomen limping into the lockeroom with a 23-20 lead. Junior Amber Sneed (Cincinnati, Ohio) led all Minutewomen scorers with eight points in the first half.
Sneed led the Minutewomen in scoring with a season-high 15 points, on 5-for-10 shooting from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Junior Jennifer Butler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) recorded her ninth double-double of the season with a 10 point, 15 rebound performance.
The Minutewomen return to action on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2002, when they take on Duquesne in Pittsburgh, Pa. The game is slated to begin at 7:05 p.m.