Rhody Closes Season With 55-46 Loss at VCU

Rhody Closes Season With 55-46 Loss at VCU

Rhody Starters:
Melendez, Cloutier, Bullard, Thomas, Tabakman

VCU Starters:
Green, Adebayo, Alaeze, Pellechio, Parks

Rhody Leaders:
Points: Wallack (20)
Rebounds: Wallack (10)
Assists: Wallack, Cloutier (2)
Steals: Melendez, Lewis (2)
Blocked Shots: Melendez (3)
Minutes Played: Tabakman (37)

VCU Leaders:
Points: Parks (22)
Rebounds: Parks (7)
Assists: Green (8)
Steals: Parks (8)
Blocked Shots: Adebayo, Alaeze (3)
Minutes Played: Parks (37)

How it Happened:
VCU (11-18, 4-10 A-10) snapped its three game losing streak with a 55-46 win over Rhode Island. The VCU Rams were led by Atlantic 10 leading scorer, Robyn Parks who lead all scorers with 22 points. With the win, VCU secured its spot in the A-10 Tournament.

Rhody (6-23, 1-13 A-10) closed the scoring gap to as little as four points (47-43) with under the two minutes remaining. VCU's Jessica Pellechio then hit one of her five three-pointers to go up 50-43 and turn the momentum. Virginia Commonwealth used free throws the rest of the way to seal the victory.

URI's Kerry Wallack scored a career-high 20 points. She also had her first career double-double, with 10 rebounds. 

Inside the Box Score:

  • Rhody out shot VCU from the floor, hitting 37 percent of its field goal attempts (19-of-52). VCU shot 34 percent (20-of-59) from the floor.
  • VCU's defense was a key to its victory. The Rams used 20 steals to score 25 points.
  • Freshmen Samantha Tabakman was the second Ram to reach double figures, scoring 11 points. Tabakman has reached double digits in each of the last four games.
  • Rhody's bench outscored VCU 26 to 3.
  • Virginia Commonwealth was 40 percent (6-of-15) from beyond the arch, while URI shot 20 percent (2-of-10).
  • Rhode Island won the battle on the boards, grabbing 40 rebounds to VCU's 34. Wallack lead all rebounders with 10 on the day.
  • VCU dished out 14 assists compared to Rhody's 8. 
  • Pellechio also reached double figures for the Rams with 19 points.