FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 15, 2005

 

2004-05 Rhode Island College

Menís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

 

Final

Western Connecticut (19-4, 9-4)
32
37
 
 
69

Rhode Island College (16-7, 9-4)

35

35

 

 

70

 

DURGINíS FREE THROW WINS IT FOR RIC

            Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) hit the game-tying basket with 0.2 seconds left in the game and was fouled on the play. Durgin stepped to the line and calmly hit the free throw to give the Anchormen a 70-69 win over Western Connecticut State University in a battle of Little East Conference menís basketball rivals.

 

The win, coupled with Southern Maineís, 88-87, win over Plymouth State, moves RIC into a three-way tie atop the Little East standings with the Panthers and Western Connecticut. All three teams have identical 9-4 LEC records. RIC improves to 16-7 overall, while the loss drops the Colonials to 19-4. RICís nine conference wins are the most for the program since the LEC expanded to eight teams in Ď97-98. The clubís 16 wins are the most for the team since the í96-97 squad also won that amount.

 

RIC was led by sophomore guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) who had 25 points, five rebounds and two assists. Durgin had 14 points, five boards, two assists and three steals.

 

WCSU senior forward Brice Assie (Bridgeport, CT) led the Colonials with a 23-point, 14-rebound effort. Senior forward Kimani Crawford (West Hartford, CT) chipped in with 18 points.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will close out the regular season at home against Keene State on Saturday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.

 

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