FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 19, 2005

 

2004-05 Rhode Island College

Menís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

1OT

Final

Keene State (15-9, 8-6)
36
30
4
70

Rhode Island College (17-7, 10-4)

32

34

13

79

 

RIC DEFEATS KSC, 79-70, IN OVERTIME;
Shares Little East Regular Season Title With Western Connecticut

            Providence, RIóRhode Island College defeated Keene State College, 79-70, in overtime to close out the 2004-05 regular season. The Anchormen, who improve to 17-7 overall and 10-4 in the Little East Conference, will share the Little East regular season title with Western Connecticut, which also finished with a 10-4 mark in league play. This is the first time in the programís history that the Anchormen have finished the regular season atop the Little East standings.

 

RIC trailed, 66-64, with 14 seconds left in the second half. RIC sophomore guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) hit a lay-up with to knot the game up at 66-66 and the two clubs headed to an extra session. The Anchormen shot 8-for-14 from the free throw line to pull away in overtime as they outscored the Owls, 13-4, to earn the win.

 

Williams and senior guard Andre Daley (Boston, MA) each scored a game-high 19 points. Williams added four assists, two rebounds and a steal. Daley chipped in with three boards, two steals and an assist. Junior guard Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) had 17 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Senior forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) had nine points, ten rebounds and two steals.

 

KSC junior forward Sean Sullivan (Athol, MA) led the Owls with 17 points and five assists. Freshmen guards Matt Hickey (Mahopac, NY) and David Sontag (Mount Vernon, NH) had 12 and ten points, respectively. Junior forward Ben Maynard (Nobleboro, ME) had ten rebounds, five points and five blocks.

 

RICís 17 wins are the most for the program since the 1995-96 team went 18-9.

 

In upcoming action, RIC is the second seed in the upcoming Little East Conference Menís Basketball Tournament. RIC will host seventh-seeded Southern Maine on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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