Women's Basketball Falls To Richmond, 77-49
Feb. 22, 2004
RICHMOND, Va. - The University of Massachusetts women's basketball team (6-19, 2-12 Atlantic 10) dropped the second game of its weekend roadtrip this afternoon, 77-49, at the hands of the Richmond Spiders.
Junior forward Edris Bailey (Mt. Hope, Trinidad and Tobago) and freshman forward Tamara Tatham (Brampton, Ontario) both posted 12 point efforts to lead the scoring for the Minutewomen. Tatham also pulled in nine rebounds to lead the Minutewomen in that category.
Richmond senior Amber Goppert scored a season-high 21 points in the contest. In addition to her game-high 21 points, Goppert registered a career-tying seven steals and seven assists. Freshman Christina Campion recorded her first career double-double with ten points and 13 rebounds. Junior Kate Flavin added 19 points and sophomore Saona Chapman contributed ten.
Richmond took its first double-digit lead (14-4) just five minutes into the contest off freshman DeUnna Hendrix's jumper. After a four-minute dry spell in which neither team could score, Tatham connected on a lay-up for the Minutewomen that put the score at 16-6. With 5:20 remaining in the half, Flavin's lay-up gave the Spiders a 20-point advantage before Richmond took its largest lead of the half (26) with a pair of free throws from Campion. At the break, the Spiders held a 43-22 advantage. The Spiders held their largest lead of the game (36) with 4:50 left in the contest.
Massachusetts will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 26, as they host George Washington at the Mullins Center. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.