JMU women's basketball sees another successful week heading into a matchup against Drexel
Over the weekend, the women’s basketball team had a two-game bout with the top-ranked Delaware Blue Hens. On Saturday, Rayne Tucker led the show as she racked up a career-high 26 points and snagged 10 rebounds for the fourth double-double of her career. After a slow start, Kiki Jefferson took over in the fourth quarter leading the Dukes to overtime against the Blue Hens. Unfortunately, Jefferson and Tucker’s efforts weren’t enough as the Dukes lost 94-88.
Here’s Coach O’Regan with his thoughts on Jefferson and Tucker. (interview)
“Rayne Tucker obviously offensively was a shining star for us this weekend which is great for her and I think well deserved for her”
“Kiki played probably as choppy as she’s played so far this year but was kind of our leader and finds ways to do things her way”
Back in the Atlantic Union Bank Center on Sunday for senior night, the Dukes had a dominant run in the first quarter. Rayne Tucker put on another stellar performance dropping 22 points which earned her CAA player of the week honors. While the Blue Hens made a steady comeback throughout the game, the Dukes were able to hold them off in a 62-65 win. The Dukes take on the Drexel Dragons this weekend as they finish out the regular season.
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JMU women's basketball went toe to toe with Delaware, who's in first place in the CAA. The Dukes took the Blue Hens to OT, but ultimately fell by six.
JMU women's basketball was back in action on Tuesday against UNCW in Harrisonburg. Thanks to an offensive uproar, the Dukes cruised past the Seahawks, 79-55, ahead of their final home series of the year.
Claire Neff entered the JMU women's basketball lineup toward the middle of the CAA conference play slate for the Dukes. Playing on limited minutes, Neff has quickly made her impact in the 2020-21 season and boosted JMU's offense in a short amount of time.
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