Clemson women’s basketball moved to 3-0 on the young season with a 61-40 win over the Richmond Spiders on Sunday afternoon in Littlejohn Coliseum on the Clemson campus.
The Tigers were led by Amari Robinson’s 18 points, while Ale’ja Douglas chipped in 15 and Daish Bradford, Hannah Hank and Makayla Elmore all had 8 rebounds.
It was a balanced effort from the Clemson team that fell behind 9-0 early and trailed 13-7 at the end of the first quarter.
From that point on the Tigers dominated the Spiders, outscoring them 22-9 in the second period and 12-6 in the third for a 41-28 lead heading into the final period.
Neither team shot well from three-point range, Clemson going 3-19 (15.8%) and Richmond going a horrid 3 for 27 (11.1%).
The Tigers, however, were efficient inside the arc, shooting 20 of 31 and making 12 of 15 free throws, including 8 of 8 by Robinson.
In all, 11 Clemson players saw the court for playing time, with 8 scoring points in the contest.
Clemson freshman sensation Ruby Whitehorn played 25 minutes in her third collegiate game, but was only 1 for 1 from the field with 2 rebounds and 3 turnovers.
For the second straight game the Tigers committed 19 turnovers, after losing the ball 34 times in the opener with Gardner-Webb.
Clemson women’s basketball hosts top-ranked South Carolina Thursday
The Tigers next game is Thursday in Littlejohn Coliseum when they host the top-ranked South Carolina Gamecocks who have demolished their first two opponents on the season, beating East Tennessee State 101-31 and Maryland 81-56.
After the matchup with South Carolina, the Tigers take a trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands to play Kansas State, Arkansas and Northern Arizona on November 24th, 25th and 26th, respectively, in the Paradise Jam before hitting the road to take on Charleston Southern and Georgia State.
After Thursday’s game the Tigers next home game won’t be until December 8th when they host Charlotte.
After a 10-21 season in 2021-2022 the 3-0 start is welcomed, but the schedule is about to get tougher for the Tigers.