Tribe take it to new heights

Richmond Times-Dispatch - - Sports -

Though some teams’ sea­sons ended abruptly be­cause of can­cel­la­tions linked to COVID-19 con­cerns, the 2019-20 cam­paign brought stand­out per­for­mances in women’s basketball around the state. From a record year for Wil­liam & Mary to a new scor­ing mile­stone set at Ge­orge Ma­son to elite de­fen­sive play at mul­ti­ple places, here’s a look back at some of the hard­wood high­lights in the com­mon­wealth:

Wil­liam & Mary, paced by of­fen­sive jug­ger­naut Eva Hodg­son, posted its high­est win to­tals in pro­gram his­tory this past sea­son. The Tribe went 21-8 over­all and 12-6 in Colo­nial Ath­letic As­so­ci­a­tion play. In their 100-year his­tory, they had never topped 20 wins, a mark reached in 1993-94 and 2016-17. The 12 wins in con­fer­ence was a pro­gram record, too, as was the team’s 11 road wins (11-4 fi­nal record away from Ka­plan Arena).

Hodg­son, a sopho­more guard from Rindge, N.H., av­er­aged 20.7 points for Wil­liam & Mary, the eighth-best mark in the coun­try. She shot 54% over­all from the field,

43.2% from 3-point range and 91.2% from the free throw line. She was the lone player in the na­tion this year to fin­ish at least 50% over­all, 40% from 3 and 90% from the line.

The Tribe’s sea­son was cut short be­cause of the can­cel­la­tion of CAA tour­na­ment play Thurs­day.

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