It has been a rough stretch for the women’s basketball team as they lost six out of their last seven, including both of their games last week. The Blue and Gold fell to Atlantic 10 rivals Fordham and Saint Joe’s and these two losses push La Salle closer to the conference cellar.
The Explorers are now 3-11 in the conference, and are tied with the University of Massachusetts for the third worst record.
The past week for the Blue and Gold was no cake walk as Fordham has the third best record in the conference, and Saint Joe’s not far behind.
La Salle traveled to the Bronx to play Fordham, and the Rams showed them just how talented and deep they are. Fordham had three players reach double digits, and also the top three scorers in the game.
Bre Cavanaugh (15), Lauren Holden (16) and G’mrice Davis (18) led the way for the Rams and they were unstoppable. Combined, they shot 48% from the field, and accounted for 49 of the 66 points. To make matters worse, that trio combined for more points than the entire La Salle team (45).
On the offensive side of the ball, the Explorers had two players with 12 points. Adreana Miller and Rayshel Brown led the Blue and Gold in points. With that being said though, Miller had a rough night from the field as she shot 4/15 (26%) from the field.
This was not the case for freshman guard Rayshel Brown. Brown was very efficient as she shot 5/8 from the field.
The Explorers woes did not end after the Fordham trip though, as they also struggled in a Saturday matinee at Saint Joes.
For the second game in a row, the Explorers lost by more than 20 points, and this time, they allowed four players to reach double digits.
As a team, the Hawks shot an outstanding 50% from the field, compared to the Explorers who only shot 37.5%. Once again, the Blue and Gold relied on Adreana Miller, who led the way again for La Salle with 13 points.
Miller, who is second on the team in points to senior Amy Griffin, was a bright spot in a tough week for La Salle. She led the team in scoring for the week and continues to be their best scoring option.
La Salle has two games remaining before the A-10 tournament, one of which is at home against Davidson. After that, the Blue and Gold will travel to Virginia to face George Mason in their final game of the regular season.
Kevin Cooke, Staff