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January 5, 2004

 

Rhode Island College

Women’s Basketball Update #5

(6-3 Overall, 1-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Spencer Manning’s team is 6-3 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen were off for finals and the holidays before resuming the season at the Colby College (ME) Invitational on Jan. 2-3. RIC dropped the opening contest to host Colby, 46-34, on Jan. 2, before bouncing back to defeat Thomas College, 77-48, on Jan. 3.

 

Freshman forward Kari Geisler (Derry, NH) was named to the Colby Invitational’s All-Tournament Team and was the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week. Geisler has played in nine games, starting four of them. Geisler had eight points and 11 boards in the loss to Colby and 20 points and ten boards in the win over Thomas. She leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.3 points and 10.6 rebounds per game. Geisler has been named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week three times this season.

 

Senior forward Liz Shields (Warwick, RI) has played in nine games, starting all of them. She is averaging 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Shields leads the team with 23 steals and 12 blocks, averaging 2.6 and 1.3 per game respectively. She had 11 points, nine boards, three assists, two blocks and two steals in the win over Thomas.

 

Junior forward Heather Pettigrew (Cranston, RI) has played in nine games, starting five of them. She is averaging 8.7 points, 7.4 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per game. Pettigrew is second on the team with 21 steals, an average of 2.3 per game.

 

Freshman forward Brittany Rosen (Derry, NH) has played in nine games, starting all of them. She is averaging 7.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

 

Freshman forward Caitlin Ryan (Chepachet, RI) has joined the team for the second semester. Ryan has played in two games. She is averaging 5.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Ryan 11 points, four boards and six assists in the win over Thomas.

 

Freshman guard Lisa Ranzoni (Lee, MA) has played in nine games. She is averaging 9.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game. Ranzoni came off the bench to score 18 points in the win over Thomas.

 

Senior guard Abby Ferri (Coventry, RI) has played in eight games, starting all of them. She is averaging 5.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and a team-high 3.5 assists per game.

 

Sophomore guard Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) has played in seven games, starting two of them. She is averaging 2.0 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore forward Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) has played in six games. She is averaging 0.3 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

 

Junior guard Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) has played in seven games. She is averaging 0.1 points and 0.1 assists per game.

 

Senior guard Rachel Pecoraro (Smithfield, RI) has played in six games, starting one of them. She is averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Jan Garvin (Johnston, RI) has played in four games. She is averaging 0.5 points and 0.5 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) has played in two games.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Wesleyan on Thursday, Jan. 8 and play at UMass-Boston on Saturday, Jan. 10.

 

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