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January 12, 2004

 

Rhode Island College

Women’s Basketball Update #6

(7-4 Overall, 2-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Spencer Manning’s team is 7-4 overall and 1-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen split two games last week. RIC was defeated, 68-49, by 20th-ranked Wesleyan University on Jan. 8, but rebounded to defeat LEC foe UMass-Boston, 65-59, on Jan. 10.

 

Freshman forward Kari Geisler (Derry, NH) has played in 11 games, starting six of them. She leads the team in scoring and rebounding, averaging 15.3 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. She averaged 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest in last week’s two games. Geisler was named the Little East Conference’s Rookie of the Week for the fourth time after averaging 15.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week.

 

Senior forward Liz Shields (Warwick, RI) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is averaging 8.8 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. Shields leads the team with 27 steals and 13 blocks, averaging 2.5 and 1.2 per game respectively.

 

Junior forward Heather Pettigrew (Cranston, RI) has played in 11 games, starting five of them. She is averaging 8.5 points, 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.1 assists per game. Pettigrew is second on the team with 25 steals, an average of 2.3 per game.

 

Freshman forward Brittany Rosen (Derry, NH) has played in 11 games, starting all of them. She is averaging 7.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

 

Freshman forward Caitlin Ryan (Chepachet, RI) has joined the team for the second semester. Ryan has played in three games. She is averaging 3.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

 

Freshman guard Lisa Ranzoni (Lee, MA) has played in 11 games. She is averaging 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. Ranzoni came off the bench to score 15 points in the win over UMass-Boston.

 

Senior guard Abby Ferri (Coventry, RI) has played in ten games, starting all of them. She is averaging 5.4 points, 3.6 rebounds and a team-high 2.9 assists per game.

 

Sophomore guard Kristy Nix (East Setauket, NY) has played in nine games, starting four of them. She is averaging 2.4 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore forward Liz Barrette (North Providence, RI) has played in seven games. She is averaging 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game. Barrette dropped in six points in nine minutes versus Wesleyan.

 

Senior guard Rachel Pecoraro (Smithfield, RI) has played in eight games, starting one of them. She is averaging 0.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Jan Garvin (Johnston, RI) has played in five games. She is averaging 1.0 points and 0.4 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Tara Marchant (North Scituate, RI) has played in three games. She is averaging 0.7 points and 0.7 rebounds per game.

 

Junior guard Alyson St. Amand (West Warwick, RI) has played in nine games. She is averaging 0.1 points and 0.4 assists per game.

 

In upcoming action, RIC has a busy schedule for the week as they will play three games in five days. The Anchorwomen will first travel to face nationally-ranked, LEC foe, Southern Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 5:30 p.m., before hosting a pair of games at The Murray Center, first versus Pine Manor on Thursday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m., then conference opponent Keene State visits RIC on Saturday, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m.

 

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