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Nov 13, 2019
Spiders Suffer 1st Home Loss of Season
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The Richmond Spiders were defeated by the Saint Louis Billikens 74-58 in front of 7,004 at the Robins Center.  In a game that was very back and forth throughout the 1st half, the Billikens prevailed thanks to strong interior play where they scored 48 in the paint, as well as Jordan Goodwin.  Goodwin tallied 26 in the Saint Louis victory.  This one was tied at the break at 31-31 with Richmond taking their first lead of the game with about 1:00 left in the half.  Jacob Gilyard broke Richmond Hall of Famer, Greg Beckwith’s all-time steals record, as he picked up 3 in the Spider loss.  Nick Sherod also reached a milestone, as he joined Golden, Francis, & Gilyard in the 1,000 point club, contributing 17 points tonight.  He is finding his stroke once again, and said postgame that “he never lost his confidence”.  This is a good sign of things to come for Richmond if he can get hot.  Credit does need to be given to the fans tonight...
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Nov 23, 2019
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Billiken fans were summarily thrilled with such an "easy" win in Richmond last night. What perplexed some even more was that ease given the mammoth struggles the Billikens faced in last year's two games against Richmond without Nick Sherrod. Grant was far from Golden and the complete shutdown of Nathan Cayo and Jacob Gilyard put far too much pressure on a Spider team that realistically only goes five deep. Subtracting Gustavson's three back-door layups, Mooney only got five points off the bench. I like Richmond and they will be even better with all starters returning next year but again, five deep only will go so far. Go bury Davidson now or what was promising could turn ugly very quickly.
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