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Photos and Game Summary: VCU Falls Short Against Dayton

The Rams missed their final two field goal attempts, while Dayton converted four straight free throws to clinch the win in the closing seconds of the game.

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VCU (17-9,7-6 Atlantic): 61
Dayton (24-2,13-0 Atlantic): 66

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Official VCU Game Summary

The short story: Freshman guard Bones Hyland led three VCU players in double figures with 18 points, but fifth-ranked Dayton slipped past the Rams Tuesday night at the Siegel Center.

OPENING TIP

  • Hyland finished 7-of-14 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from beyond the arc for the Black and Gold. He scored 13 of his points in the first half to bolster the VCU offense. The Rams trailed 36-29 at the break
  • Junior forward Marcus Santos-Silva registered his ninth double-double of the season with 12 points and 17 rebounds for the Rams
  • VCU sophomore forward Vince Williams provided his best statistical game of the season for the Rams. The 6-foot-6 Toledo, Ohio native tied a career-high with 13 points and corralled six rebounds
  • Dayton guard Jalen Crutcher scored 18 points for the Flyers and knocked down all eight of his attempts from the charity stripe. Forwards Obi Toppin and Trey Landers added 12 and 11 points, respectively

THE DIFFERENCE

  • Dayton led by as many as nine points in the second half, but VCU closed to within 52-50 on a traditional three-point play by Williams with 6:19 remaining. But the well dried up for VCU over the next two minutes as Dayton hit 6-of-8 free throws to extend its lead to 58-51 with 4:18 on the clock
  • VCU would make one final push when a Williams’ tip-in trimmed the deficit to 62-59 with 26 seconds showing. But VCU could get no closer. The Rams missed their final two field goal attempts, while Dayton converted four straight free throws to clinch the win
  • Dayton jumped out to an early 6-0 lead after connecting on back-to-back threes from Obi Toppin and Ryan Mikesell, but the Rams responded with a 7-0 run capped off with a driving layup by Hyland at the 15:38 mark
  •  The Flyers hit 5-of-9 first-half 3 pointers and took a 36-29 lead into the locker room
  • VCU shot 36 percent from the field (21-of-57) and 28 percent from 3-point range (6-of-21), while Dayton shot 45 percent (19-of-42) in the contest and 71 percent (22-of-31) from the free-throw line

NOTABLE

  • VCU is the first team this season to hold Dayton under 70 points in a game; The Rams limited the Flyers to 6-of-18 shooting from the floor in the second half
  • The Rams outrebounded the Flyers 41-31, and collected 16 offensive boards on the night
  • VCU leads the all-time series against Dayton 11-7
  • Tuesday’s marked the 150th consecutive sellout at the Stuart C. Siegel Center

NEXT UP
VCU will travel to Chaifetz Arena on Friday, Feb. 21 to face the Saint Louis Billikens. The game is slated for a 9 p.m. (EST) tip and will be broadcast on ESPN2

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Richard Hayes is the co-founder of RVAHub. When he isn't rounding up neighborhood news, he's likely watching soccer or chasing down the latest and greatest board game.

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James River Park System Update from Bryce Wilk, Superintendent

Through June 30, 2020: 1,076,873 James River Park has had visitors. The same date in 2019: 975,433 visitors. The current staff devoted to James River Park is 5.

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The James River Park is getting heavy use but that’s not all that’s going on in the park. Here’s what Bryce Wilk, Superintendent has to say.

  • The JRPS is seeing visitors at a higher rate than any other year ever! Through June 30, 2020: 1,076,873 visitors. Same date in 2019: 975,433 visitors. This despite all the restrictions in place during the stay at home orders due to Covid 19 this past spring and early summer. Close to a quarter million visitors in the month of June alone.
  • JRPS staff and local paddling groups installed new Dam Hazard Signs and Buoys between Huguenot Flatwater and Z-Dam to better warn people of the dangers of Z-Dam and the river.
  • JRPS hired parking attendants to ticket all illegally parked vehicles at Pony Pasture Rapids Park on weekends and holidays.
  • During the closure of public facilities, JRPS took the opportunity to upgrade the bathroom at Pony Pasture with new flooring and paint.
  • JRPS added parking lines in the parking lot to help guide and organize vehicle parking.
  • Currently we only have 5 full time staff members dedicated solely to the James River Park System, James River Park System relies on volunteers to keep this park beautiful.
  • JRPS is providing volunteer opportunities for river clean ups at Pony Pasture specifically through https://www.handsonrva.org/.
  • If people are interested in volunteering on their own or have any questions, Volunteer Coordinator, Matthew Mason can provide resources and equipment. His email is [email protected]
  • Please visit https://jamesriverpark.org/ and http://www.richmondgov.com/parks/ for the latest updates and safety information about the James River Park System and Richmond’s Parks, Recreation, and Community Facilities.

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Henrico launches rental assistance program for residents impacted by the COVID economy

Funding is available for qualifying, income-eligible households that have been impacted by job loss, furlough, reduction in hours of pay or other factors resulting from the economic downturn precipitated by the pandemic.

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Henrico residents who are experiencing financial hardship due to the coronavirus pandemic and are at risk of losing their rental house or apartment can apply for emergency support through the Henrico COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance program.

Funding is available for qualifying, income-eligible households that have been impacted by job loss, furlough, reduction in hours of pay or other factors resulting from the economic downturn precipitated by the pandemic. The emergency program is designed to prevent homelessness; assistance is intended for Henrico renters facing the imminent loss of their residence.

Henrico County has received $360,000 from the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security) Act to fund the effort.

Since the pandemic surfaced in central Virginia in mid-March, more than 33,900 Henrico residents have filed initial unemployment claims through July 4, according to data from the Virginia Employment Commission. More than 15,200 residents have filed continuing unemployment claims.

Applications in English and Spanish are available from Henrico’s Department of Social Services. Residents can download and print the application or request that one is mailed to them. Beginning Monday, July 13, residents can pick up an application at Social Services’ offices at 8600 Dixon Powers Drive and 3820 Nine Mile Road.

Emergency rental payments of up to $1,500 per month will be made on behalf of Henrico residents who qualify for the program. The payments, which can cover overdue rent, delinquency fees, and court filing fees, will be made for up to four months. Applicants will need to provide documentation regarding the economic impact of the pandemic on their finances and household income as well as additional verification.

The Henrico COVID-19 Rental Assistance program will continue while funding is available.

Additional information is available from Social Services and by calling (804) 501-5294.

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Explore Virginia’s natural beauty with new exhibition at Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Celebrate the efforts in preservation and horticulture made by the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) during its 100-year history with a new exhibition at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, “A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100.”

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Celebrate the efforts in preservation and horticulture made by the Garden Club of Virginia (GCV) during its 100-year history with a new exhibition at the Virginia Museum of History & Culture, “A Landscape Saved: The Garden Club of Virginia at 100.”

Featuring photographs and objects from the past century of the organization’s history, this exhibition highlights the work of the GCV and its dedicated members in advancing the appreciation of horticulture and the advocacy for land preservation, particularly regarding the formation of the state parks system.

“As the first conservation organization in Virginia, the achievements of GCV have bettered the lives of all who live in or travel through the Commonwealth,” the VMHC said in a release.

The Garden Club of Virginia is now a partnership of 3,400 community and civic leaders active in 48 garden clubs across the state.

Learn more about the exhibition here.

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