RICHMOND, Va. - The William and Mary Tribe women's basketball team fell on the road to in-state rival Richmond on Monday night, 77-57. With the setback, the Tribe's record on the season drops to 1-1, while the Spiders improve to 2-0.
Junior Emily Correal led the way for the Tribe on Monday night, posting her eighth career double-double with a 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting and a game-high 12 rebounds. Senior Katherine DeHenzel scored a team-high 16 points with four rebounds and seven steals, while junior Jaclyn McKenna netted nine and grabbed eight rebounds.
At the beginning of the game on Monday night, the Spiders jumped out to an early, 12-4 lead over the College in the first 5:35 minutes of the game. The Tribe responded right back, however, with a 7-0 run of its own to cut the lead to 12-11. In the stretch, McKenna was key for the Green and Gold, scoring four in the quick run.
The Tribe wasn't able to overtake the Spiders for a lead in the first 20 minutes, as Richmond fired off a 17-6 run over the final 5:11 minutes of the half to take a 35-24 lead over William and Mary in to the locker room.
In the first half, the Tribe was led by Correal who totaled seven points and seven rebounds. McKenna and DeHenzel each had six points in the first half, while DeHenzel also had four steals. As a team, the College shot 11-of-27 (40.7%) from the floor, holding UR to just 37.8% shooting on 14-of-37 from the floor.
At the start of the second half, the College stormed out and cut the lead to 35-29 on a three from DeHenzel and a layup from junior Chanel Murchison. The Spiders came right back, however, responding with an 11-2 stretch to take a 46-32 lead at the 15:28 mark of the second half.
Richmond would not look back from there, shooting 20-of-33 (60.6%) in the second half to pull away for a 77-57 win over William and Mary.
Bright spots for the Tribe in the loss included junior Chanel Murchison and freshman Jazmen Boone. Murchison tied her career-high with seven points, going 3-of-5 from the floor, while Boone scored six points off the bench for the College.
The William and Mary Tribe women's basketball team will return to Williamsburg on Friday, November 18 to host Navy at Kaplan Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m.