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Robert Morris thumped by Notre Dame in NCAA opener, concludes storybook season

Robert Morris thumped by Notre Dame in NCAA opener, concludes storybook season

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

March 22, 2014

It’s an old adage in both life and sports that all good things must come to an end eventually. For the Robert Morris women’s basketball team, that ending came rather forcefully and abruptly Saturday afternoon as top-seeded Notre Dame flexed its muscles to a 93-42 victory in Toledo, Ohio. Sopho...

Lets Dance: Robert Morris captures NEC title, earns NCAA Tournament bid

Lets Dance: Robert Morris captures NEC title, earns NCAA Tournament bid

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

March 16, 2014

What a difference a year makes. Last March, the Robert Morris women’s basketball team did not make the conference tournament after wrapping up a dreadful 2012-13 campaign in which they finished 10th overall in the NEC. Roughly 365 days later, after a current season of numerous ups and downs along the way, the Colonials made a 360-degree turnaround to capture the 2014 NEC Tournament championship after defeating cross-state rival St. Francis PA 78-64 Sunday afternoon at the Sewall Center. Senior forward Artemis Spanou led all scorers with 30 points, 20 rebounds and six assists in a performance for the ages. She garnered tournament MVP honors, and was an All-Tournament Team selection along with freshman guard Anna Niki Stamolamprou. “I’m extremely proud of these young women,” said head coach Sal Buscaglia. “This is the finest journey that I’ve been a part of as far as quality of kid, quality of stu...

Robert Morris tops CCSU on Spanou’s double-double

Robert Morris tops CCSU on Spanou’s double-double

Chris Mueller, Copy Editor

February 15, 2014

In a Saturday afternoon affair at the Charles L. Sewall Center, the Robert Morris women’s basketball team grinded out another win, this time defeating Central Connecticut State 66-49 in the matinee of a RMU basketball double-header. The win improves the Colonials to 15-9 overall and 11-2 in the NEC. It wasn’t their prettiest display, but the Colonials ultimately found a way to win, relying on another stat-stuffing performance from senior forward Artemis Spanou. The Greece native tallied 17 points, 21 boards and six assists to lead all scorers, and really helped Robert Morris to control the glass throughout. “Like Coach Sal says, getting defensive rebounds and scoring is the best offense,” said Spanou. “We’ve got to go for every rebound. We’re stronger and taller than everyone else in the conference, so it’s our ball.” The Colonials started the game very slow, and were streaky throughout mo...