New Year’s Eve had a Black & Gold surprise in the final game of 2018 for VCU Women’s Basketball versus Delaware State at Siegel Center. The Rams controlled the contest and scored in bunches against the Hornets. VCU sophomore Tera Reed put on an eye-opening career performance to send the Rams soaring high into 2019.
Who’s Ready For Reed??
16 seconds passed after tip-off until VCU established their offense with a 13-0 scoring surge. Reed led by example as she scored VCU’s first 11 points of the game. Taya Robinson sweetened the deal from mid-range before DSU’s Lana Ashe silenced the run with a three pointer for the Hornets.
More point production was in store for VCU thanks to Sydnei Archie and Danielle Hammond gunning to the basket. As a team, the Rams finished the first quarter at 59% from the field on 10-of-18 shooting.
VCU’s 25-9 lead over Delaware State increased in the 2nd quarter. Nyra Williams joined Archie from range to put VCU up 21 points.
Reed kept shooting lights out from across the hardwood. A bag of layups, jumpers, and three pointers had the VCU sophomore sitting at 21 points and only missing one field goal attempt at the half.
Delaware State had difficulty getting anything going against VCU’s defense. The duo of Lanayiha Ashe and Najai Pollard managed to score double-digits however DSU shot 31% from the field. Turnovers were also an issue for the Hornets with 10 and VCU turning those into 15 first-half points.
Rams Just Keep On Going!
After halftime, DSU came out more focused and went to work cutting down the deficit. That was short-lived once VCU unleashed an 11-0 scoring run to go up 36 points. VCU outscored Delaware State 26-12 in the 3rd quarter.
For the third time in the game, the Black & Gold had the hot hand on the scoreboard. Te’Kayla Tassin ignited the net with a three which led to 11 consecutive points for VCU. VCU’s bench was a great asset for head coach Beth O’Boyle with 48 points from the Rams’ reserves.
By Unanimous Decision
Tera Reed finished the game with a career-high 28 points. Reed went 11-of-13 from the field and 4-of-5 from the three point spot. She also had 6 assists and 4 rebounds.
Danielle Hammond and Niya Johnson scored 11 points each coming off VCU’s bench against DSU. VCU improved to 8-5 overall with the 97-55 win over Delaware State in the Siegel Center.
VCU dished 27 assists and collected 26 defensive rebounds. The Rams largest lead on the day was 43 points.
Bring On The New Year!
Atlantic 10 conference play begins for VCU Women’s Basketball in 2019 with their opening game versus Saint Joseph’s. That game will be on Saturday, January 5th at 1 PM inside the Siegel Center.