The Spiders women’s basketball team defeated the Longwood University Lancers 83-70 at their home court Willett Hall in Farmville, Virginia.
The women’s basketball team defeated William & Mary on the Spider’s homecourt at the E. Claiborne Robins Center Sunday night with a score of 90-52.
In the first quarter, the Spiders put up a third of their total score with 23 points.
Lanchbury is the first Spider to be drafted. He will return to play for the Spiders in 2022, and start his career for the Georgia Swarm in the 2022-2023 season.
In its fifth year as a program -- and first season since the COVID-19 pandemic -- the team finished undefeated for the first time after its final tournament.
The Spiders scored four touchdowns, two of which -- scored by Kobie Turner and Tyler Dressler -- took place while the UR was on defense.
Fans attending University of Richmond basketball games in the E. Claiborne Robins Center this season will be required to wear a mask.
The game ended with a Spiders timeout with 0:41 left in the game. The final score was 19-3.
The last minutes of the game were grueling for Tech and UR, with each team playing a strong offense but an even stronger defense.
“Something that always kept me going was the kids in the stands,” Anthony Shew said. “To get to be somebody’s hero for a little bit, that was always nice.”
The energy in Robins Stadium for the Spiders’ season opener was lively. Tailgaters and a crammed student section brought high energy to the field.
After 11 months of no competition, the Spiders opened up their season with a 19-10 win over Radford.