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January 26, 2004

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Update #8

(6-11 Overall, 3-4 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Michael Kellyís team is 6-11 overall and 3-4 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen went 1-2, all LEC contests, in three games last week. RIC was defeated, 84-67, by UMass-Dartmouth on Jan. 20, rebounded to defeat 29th-ranked Plymouth State, 78-72, on Jan. 22, then dropped the second meeting with the Panthers, 83-73, on Jan. 24.

 

Senior guard Kamran Alemdar (Stockholm, Sweden) has played in 17 games, starting 16 of them. He is averaging a team-high 13.2 points, while also contributing 3.4 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game. In RICís three games last week, Alemdar averaged 13.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per contest. For his efforts, he was named to the Little East Weekly Honor Roll.

 

Freshman guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) has played in 17 games, starting 12 of them. He is averaging 11.0 points and 2.6 rebounds, while contributing a team-high 67 assists and 29 steals.

 

Junior forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) has played in seven games, starting three of them. He is averaging 9.6 points and a team-best 5.7 rebounds per game.

 

Senior guard Lester Carter (Boston, MA) has played in 17 games, starting five of them. He is averaging 7.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals per game.

 

Freshman center Kevin Zalucki (Enfield, CT) has played in 17 games, starting 14 of them. He is averaging 8.2 points, 5.1 rebounds and a team-best 1.6 blocks per game.

 

Sophomore forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA) has played in 17 games, starting 15 of them. He is averaging 9.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore guard K.C. Grandfield (Dartmouth, MA) has played in 12 games, starting 11 of them. He is averaging 5.4 points, 2.8 rebounds and a team-high 4.5 assists per game. Grandfield is currently out of action indefinitely with a wrist injury.

 

Freshman center Anthony Pierlioni (Plainville, CT) has played 15 games. He is averaging 4.7 points and 1.7 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore guard Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 15 games, starting four of them. He is averaging 4.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game.

 

Freshman guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) has played in 17 games, starting two of them. He is averaging 5.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

 

Freshman guard Amde Tegbaru (Stockholm, Sweden) has played in 13 games. He is averaging 3.2 points per game and 0.5 assists per game.

 

Freshman forward John Weir (Danbury, CT) has played in 17 games. He is averaging 2.2 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore forward Brendan Mullen (Fairhaven, MA) has played in 15 games, starting three of them. He is averaging 1.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per game.

 

Sophomore guard Jared Starnino (Providence, RI) has played in eight games. He is averaging 1.1 points and 1.4 rebounds per game.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play two LEC games this week. First, the Anchormen host Western Connecticut on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m., then will travel to face Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.

 

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