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Photos and Game Summary: Rams Hold Off Fourth Period Surge to Beat Boston College

BC went on a 23-7 run across 5:20 of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 62-60 with 37 seconds on the clock, led by Taylor Soule, who scored a game-high 20 points. VCU knocked down 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch to close out the win.

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Official VCU Game Summary

Final Score: VCU 69, Boston College 65
Location: Richmond, Va. (Siegel Center)
Records: VCU 5-2, Boston College 6-2

The short story: Efficient scoring efforts from graduate guard Taya Robinson and redshirt junior forward Samantha Robinson led four Rams in double figures as VCU held off a hard-charging Boston College for their second straight win.

OPENING TIP:

  • Including the Rams’ 60-47 win over Washington on Nov. 25, VCU now has two wins against current members of Power 5 conferences in the same season for the first time since 1995-96.
  • Taya Robinson scored a team-high 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, while adding four steals and three rebounds.
  • Samantha Robinson added a season-high 11 points, sinking five of her six field goal attempts.
  • Redshirt senior guard Janika Griffith-Wallace and sophomore guard Sarah Te-Biasu poured in 15 and 10 points, respectively, to round out the Rams in double figures. Te-Biasu also collected four steals, while Griffith-Wallace had three.
  • Redshirt junior forward Chloe Bloom grabbed a team-high six rebounds.
  • Sophomore guard Dasia Townes tied her career high with seven points.
  • VCU forced the Eagles into 30 turnovers, including 15 steals, converting that into 29 points.

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • VCU scored the first four points of the game with a Griffith-Wallace floater in the lane, and a driving lay-up form Te-Biasu.
  • Samantha Robinson started 3-for-3 from the floor, finishing a driving lay-up from the baseline to put VCU ahead 11-9.
  • Taya Robinson scored all 11 VCU points in the second quarter, including the first six points of the period. After BC took its first lead with 1:44 left in the half, Griffith-Wallace drove and kicked a pass to Robinson, who drained a three to put VCU back up 24-23.
  • After trailing 25-24 at halftime, the Rams outscored the Eagles 22-10 in the third quarter.
  • Taya Robinson opened the third with a pull-up jumper to reclaim the lead for VCU, but BC responded with a lay-up to go up 27-26, their last lead of the game.
  • Griffith-Wallace knocked down a three off an assist from Taya Robinson to give VCU a 29-27 advantage. After Te-Biasu stole a BC pass on the ensuing possession, redshirt senior guard Madison Hattix-Covington hit a turnaround jumper to push the lead to 31-27.
  • Moments later, Taya Robinson intercepted an Eagles pass, then threw the ball ahead to a sprinting Hattix-Covington under the basket, who pulled the ball out and dished to redshirt freshman Grace Hudson for a wide-open three.
  • The Rams continued to capitalize off BC turnovers as Samantha Robinson finished a reverse lay-up with a flourish after a Griffith-Wallace steal.
  • VCU scored the final five points of the third quarter to claim a 46-35 lead.
  • Samantha Robinson opened the fourth quarter by making a driving lay-up on one end, and stealing a pass on the other. The Rams led by as many as 17 points early in the fourth.
  • BC went on a 23-7 run across 5:20 of the fourth quarter to cut the lead to 62-60 with 37 seconds on the clock, led by Taylor Soule, who scored a game-high 20 points.
  • VCU knocked down 7-of-8 free throws down the stretch to close out the win.

UP NEXT
The Rams travel to Buffalo, N.Y., to face perennial Mid-American Conference contender Buffalo on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.

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