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March 4, 2003

 

Rhode Island College
2002-03 Men’s Basketball Season Summary

13-13 Overall; 5-9 (seventh place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Michael Kelly’s team finished the 2002-03 season with a 13-13 overall record and a 5-9 (seventh place) mark in the Little East Conference. RIC’s season was ended with a 90-75 loss at Plymouth State in the opening round of the 2003 LEC Tournament on Feb. 25.

 

The Anchormen bettered their win total from last season by 12 games. The team’s 13 wins this winter was one better than the combined victories of the previous three seasons (1, 8, 3).

 

Senior forward Mike Costigan (Pawtucket, RI) closed out his career having played in 100 games, starting 44 of them. His 100 games played is good for ninth all-time at RIC. He totaled 523 points, 252 rebounds, 85 assists and 50 steals over the course of his career. He averaged 5.2 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals per game for his career.

 

In 2002-03, he played in 26 games, starting one of them. He averaged 1.1 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.

 

As a junior in 2001-02, Costigan played in 25 games, starting 21 of them. He averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.4 assists per game on the season. Costigan scored a season-high 13 points vs. Hartwick.

 

As a sophomore in 2000-01, he played in 24 games, starting ten of them. He averaged 6.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.6 steals per game. He recorded a season-high 18 points vs. Eastern Connecticut. He connected on a career-high five three-point baskets vs. Eastern Nazarene. He tied a career-high with eight rebounds vs. Keene State.

 

As a freshman in 1999-00, Costigan played in 25 games, starting 12 of them. He averaged 8.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 0.5 steals per game. He scored a career-high 26 points vs. UMass-Dartmouth. Costigan was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week once on the year.

 

He is a criminal justice major and a 1999 graduate of St. Raphael Academy.

 

Junior guard Kamran Alemdar (Stockholm, Sweden) played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. He averaged 13.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game. He registered season-highs of 29 points vs. Western Connecticut on Feb. 11, seven rebounds on three separate occasions, five assists vs. Bridgewater on Jan. 9 and three steals twice. Alemdar connected on a season-high seven three-pointers, going 7-10, vs. Western Connecticut.

 

Junior forward Dan Bower (Sackets Harbor, NY) played in two games. He averaged 1.0 rebounds per game.

 

Junior guard Lester Carter (Boston, MA) played in 25 games, starting seven of them. He averaged 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. Carter recorded season-highs of 22 points vs. Salve Regina on Feb. 5, ten rebounds vs. Southern Maine on Feb. 15, five assists vs. Johnson and Wales on Dec. 10 and three steals vs. Southern Maine on Jan. 14. Carter made a season-high 12 free throws, making 12-14, against Salve Regina.

 

Junior guard Andre Daley (Boston, MA) played in 26 games, starting 23 of them. He averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.6 steals per game. He registered season-highs of 21 points vs. Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 25, eight rebounds vs. St. Joseph’s (NY) on Jan. 3, ten assists vs. Keene State on Feb. 8 and six steals vs. Newbury on Jan. 7.

 

Junior guard Matt Records (East Greenwich, RI) played in three games. He averaged 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.

 

Junior forward Johnafer White (Boston, MA) was named Second Team All-Little East Conference. White played in 24 games, starting 21 of them. He averaged 13.7 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. He recorded nine double-doubles on the season (points and rebounds). White posted season highs of 26 points vs. UMass-Dartmouth on Jan. 28, 18 rebounds vs. Southern Maine on Jan. 14 and four assists vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 10. He was named the LEC’s Co-Player of the Week once this season.

 

Sophomore forward Brendan Baker (South Yarmouth, MA) played in 20 games. He averaged 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore forward Mike Bartunek (Durham, CT) played in seven games. He averaged 2.4 points and 1.3 rebounds per game. He scored a season-high nine points vs. Becker on Nov. 22.

 

Sophomore forward Raleigh Brennan (Middletown, RI) played in four games. He averaged 2.2 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He grabbed a season-high eight rebounds vs. Becker on Nov. 22.

 

Sophomore forward Harry Grigsby (Providence, RI) played in nine games. He averaged 0.4 points and 0.4 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) played in 26 games, starting 24 of them. He averaged 9.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. He posted season-highs of 16 points vs. Becker on Nov. 22, 13 rebounds vs. Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 7, and four steals vs. Keene State on Jan. 11.

 

Sophomore guard Dante Phillips (South Yarmouth, MA) played in one game. He averaged 3.0 points per game. Phillips missed most of the season with a knee injury he suffered in practice.

 

Freshman guard Gandhi Arias (Hartford, CT) played in 18 games. He averaged 1.3 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. He registered season-highs of five points vs. Becker on Nov. 22 and five assists vs. St. Joseph’s (NY) on Jan. 3.

 

Freshman guard K.C. Grandfield (Dartmouth, MA) played in 26 games, starting all of them. He averaged 5.9 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.3 steals, and 5.0 assists per game. He was the only player to start every game this season. He posted season-highs of 14 points vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 25, ten rebounds vs. UMass-Boston on Feb. 1, ten assists vs. UMass-Boston on Dec. 14, and six steals vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 10.

 

Freshman forward Brendan Mullen (Fairhaven, MA) played in 15 games. He averaged 1.3 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. He recorded season-highs of five points vs. Becker on Nov. 22 and seven rebounds vs. Eastern Connecticut on Dec. 7.

 

Freshman forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA) played in 21 games, starting three of them. He averaged 8.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game. He recorded season-highs of 15 points vs. Plymouth State and seven rebounds vs. Southern Maine on Feb. 15. Stanko earned LEC Rookie of the Week honors twice this season.

 

 

2002-03 Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Roster

 

 

 

 

 

#

Name

Year

Position

Hgt.

Wgt.

Hometown (High School)

 

 

11

Lester Carter

Junior

Guard

6-2

165

Boston, MA (John D. O’Bryant)

 

 

12

Gandhi Arias

Freshman

Guard

5-9

160

Hartford, CT (East Hartford)

 

 

14

Dante Phillips

Sophomore

Guard

5-10

160

West Yarmouth, MA (Dennis-Yarmouth)

 

 

15

Andre Daley

Junior

Guard

6-1

165

Boston, MA (Madison Park)

 

 

20

Dan Bower

Junior

Forward

6-2

210

Sackets Harbor, NY (LaFargeville Central)

 

 

21

Kamran Alemdar

Junior

Guard

6-4

203

Stockholm, Sweden (Vasalunds)

 

 

22

K.C. Grandfield

Freshman

Guard

6-0

170

Dartmouth, MA (Dartmouth)

 

 

23

Matthew Records

Junior

Guard

6-2

175

East Greenwich, RI (Toll Gate)

 

 

24

Mike Bartunek

Sophomore

Forward

6-4

208

Durham, CT (Coginchaug Regional)

 

 

25

Brian Stanko

Freshman

Forward

6-4

190

Swansea, MA (Joseph Case)

 

 

31

Mike Costigan

Senior

Forward

6-1

190

Pawtucket, RI (St. Raphael)

 

 

32

Brendan Mullen

Freshman

Forward

6-6

205

Fairhaven, MA (Northfield/Mt. Hermon)

 

 

33

Raleigh Brennan

Sophomore

Forward

6-3

193

Middletown, RI (Middletown)

 

 

34

Johnafer White

Junior

Forward

6-7

230

Boston, MA (West Roxbury)

 

 

35

Jason Harris

Sophomore

Forward

6-4

205

Bedford, MA (Bedford)

 

 

41

Harry Grigsby

Sophomore

Guard

6-2

195

Providence, RI (St. Raphael)

 

 

42

Brendan Baker

Sophomore

Forward

6-3

205

South Yarmouth, MA (Dennis-Yarmouth)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Head Coach:

Mike Kelly

 

 

 

Assistant Coaches:

Chris Sparks, Dan Kelley

 

 

 

Captains:

Mike Costigan, Jason Harris

 

 

 

 

 

-complete 2002-03 men’s basketball results and statistics-

 


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