FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 27, 2004

 

2003-04 Rhode Island College

Men’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

 

Final

 

Western Connecticut (9-8, 4-4)
37
39
 
76
 

Rhode Island College (7-11, 4-4)

38

44

 

82

 

 

RIC SINKS COLONIALS, 82-76

            Providence, RI—The Rhode Island College Anchormen defeated the Western Connecticut State University Colonials, 82-76, in collegiate basketball action on Jan. 27 at The Murray Center.

 

The Anchormen started slowly in the first half going down by nine points with 10:16 remaining. RIC clawed back thanks to senior guard Kamran Alemdar’s (Stockholm, Sweden) nine points. A basket by freshman guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) with :05 left in the first half gave RIC a 38-37 lead heading into halftime.

 

Alemdar and sophomore forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA) hit back-to-back three pointers which ignited a 10-0 run, giving RIC a 61-50 lead in the second half. The Anchormen stretched their lead to 13 points en route to the six-point victory.

 

Leading the way for RIC was Alemdar who finished with a team-high 17 points while junior forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) added 10 points and eight rebounds. Also scoring in double figures for RIC was Williams (16) and freshman center Kevin Zalucki (Enfield, CT) (10). The victory improves the Anchormen to 7-11 overall and 4-4 in LEC play. Western Connecticut falls to 9-8 overall and 4-4 in conference play.

 

WCSU sophomore guard Greg Cole (Queens, NY) had a game-high 20 points in a losing effort.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. Western Connecticut will play at Southern Maine on Saturday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m.

 

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