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December 15, 2003

 

Rhode Island College

Women’s Basketball Update #4

(5-2 Overall, 1-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Spencer Manning’s team is 5-2 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen had a busy week playing three games in five days. RIC defeated Johnson & Wales, 68-62, on Dec. 9 and Plymouth State, 84-83 in double overtime, on Dec. 11, then lost to LEC foe Eastern Connecticut, 60-42, the eight-ranked team in the country on Dec. 13.

 

Freshman forward Kari Geisler (Derry, NH) has played in seven games, starting two of them. She leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.4 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. She had a game-high 29 points and 15 rebounds and sank two free throws with 5.1 seconds remaining in the second overtime to lead RIC past Plymouth State, 84-83. For her efforts this week, Geisler was named Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week.

 

Junior forward Heather Pettigrew (Cranston, RI) has played in seven games, starting five of them. She is averaging 9.7 points, 7.7 rebounds per game and 1.3 assists per game. Pettigrew has a team-high 19 steals, an average of 2.7 per game.

 

Freshman forward Brittany Rosen (Derry, NH) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She is averaging 8.3 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

 

Freshman guard Lisa Ranzoni (Lee, MA) has played in seven games. She is averaging 8.1 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. Ranzoni came off the bench to score 16 points and dish out four assists to help RIC down Plymouth State.

 

Senior forward Liz Shields (Warwick, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She is averaging 9.4 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

 

Freshman guard Janna Prachniak (Lincoln, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She is averaging 4.0 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game.

 

Senior guard Abby Ferri (Coventry, RI) has played in seven games, starting all of them. She is averaging 6.1 points, 3.7 rebounds and a team-high 3.4 assists per game.

 

Sophomore guard Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) has played in five games. She is averaging 1.4 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore forward Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) has played in five games. She is averaging 0.4 points and 0.6 rebounds per game.

 

Junior guard Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) has played in five games. She is averaging 0.2 points and 0.4 assists per game.

 

Senior guard Rachel Pecoraro (Smithfield, RI) has played in five games. She is averaging 0.4 points and 0.4 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Jan Garvin (Johnston, RI) has played in three games. She is averaging 0.7 points and 0.3 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) has played in one game.

 

RIC is off for finals and Christmas. The Anchorwomen will play at the Colby College Invitational on Jan. 2-3.

 

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