FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 3, 2004

 

2003-04 Rhode Island College

Men’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

 

1

2

 

Final

 

Salve Regina (4-14)
35
29
 
64
 

Rhode Island College (8-12)

29

39

 

68

 

 

DURGIN'S FREE THROWS CLINCH RIC VICTORY

            Providence, RI—Freshman guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) hit two crucial free throws with two seconds left in the game to clinch a, 68-64, victory for Rhode Island College over in-state rival Salve Regina University. RIC had led by as much as eight down the stretch, but the Seahawks had cut lead to two prior to fouling Durgin and sending him to the charity stripe.

 

RIC junior forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) led the Anchormen with 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds. Sophomore forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA) had 14 points and four assists. Harris and Stanko were the Seahawks nemesis all night, as the pair combined to shoot 8-12 from three-point land. In addition to his free throw performance, Durgin also chipped in with ten points, three assists and two steals.

 

Salve Regina came up with a valiant effort in the second half, but came up short as time expired. Senior forward Greg Kuwula (Ridgewood, NJ) was nearly unstoppable in the post with a game-high 19 points and 15 boards. Sophomore guard Matt Smolensky (New York, NY) and freshman forward Matt Grendal (Foxboro, MA) also scored in double figures for the Seahawks with 12 and ten points, respectively.

 

The win snapped a three-game losing streak for RIC versus Salve Regina. Prior to tonight's victory, the Anchormen had not defeated the Seahawks since the 2000-01 season. The win was also RIC's third straight victory at The Murray Center this winter.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host UMass-Boston on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 3 p.m.

 

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