Richmond gave up a 12-point second-half lead and went 1-9 from the field in the overtime period in a loss to Wake Forest University.
It’s been a trend of the Spiders’ 2013-2014 season thus far to allow second-half leads to spoil. It finally caught up with them on Saturday afternoon, when Richmond suffered their first road loss of the season to the Demon Deacons of Wake Forest, 76-66. The Spiders fell to 7-3 on the season. Wake Forest trailed the entire second half, using a late scoring run (20-8) and two free throws with 7.4 second remaining to tie the game and go into an extra period. Richmond was outscored 15-5 in overtime on an awful 1-9 shooting from the field–including 0-5 from beyond the three-point line.
As usual, Cedrick Lindsay led the Spiders on offense, scoring a team-high 18 points on an off-shooting night (5-15 FG, 0-2 3 FG, 8-12 FT), while Kendall Anthony scored 14 points on 5-11 shooting from the field (3-6 3FG). Lindsay continues to pace the Spiders on the offensive side, and, just as in Saturday’s game against Wake Forest, leads the team in assists (five) and steals (four). Richmond found little offensive success in the paint, with their big men combining to score 21 points and collect only 12 rebounds.
Richmond returns to action and to the Robins Center next Saturday (12/14) to take on Coppin State (3-4) at 6:00 PM.