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No.22 Santa Barbara Rocks Richmond 82-72

December 29, 2002

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) _ Lisa Willett scored 16 points, and Mia Fisher added 14 to help lead No. 22 Santa Barbara to an 82-72 victory Saturday night over Richmond in the Ram Holiday Classic.

Richmond (7-2) and Santa Barbara (5-1) traded leads in the first half, and the Spiders pulled ahead 51-48 on a 3-pointer by Araceli Gil. The Gauchos then went on a 7-0 run to take a 55-51 lead and never trailed again.

Amber Goppert led Richmond with 19 points.

Lindsay Taylor and Jess Hansen had 12 points apiece for Santa Barbara, and Debby Caine added 11, all in the second half.

Cammy Desmond added 14 and Ebony Tanner had 10 points. Kate Flavin led the Spiders with 16 rebounds, and Gil had a game-high 10 assists.