RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Our latest athlete of the week, Danielle Hammond has played a key role in VCU leading the Atlantic-10. 

Coach Beth O’Boyle  says, “I am always excited when Danny is up here sitting next to me cuz I know that means she had another phanoninal game for us and right now she’s doing a great job.”

 In last night’s 52-48 win over UMass, Hammond led the way with 16 points while going a perfect 6-of-6 from the field. She added seven rebounds and went 3-of-4 from the free throw line.
 
At this point in the season, their is a lot of pressure on the ladies, but Hammond says the team is handling it well as a whole.
Hammond says, “We’ve definitely matured as a team, like coach said it is a grind every game now because everybody wants to win so the little plays really matter and add up.”

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