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February 21, 2005

 

Kamari Williams Named
Little East Player of the Week

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College sophomore guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) was named the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Player of the Week for his performance in a 2-0 week for the Anchormen, which helped RIC secure the Little East Conference Regular Season Co-Championship.

 

Williams averaged 22.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last week. In a win over Western Connecticut on Feb. 15, Williams had 25 points, five rebounds and two assists. In an overtime win over Keene State, he had 19 points, two rebounds, four assists and two steals.

 

For the season, he has played in 24 games, starting all of them. He is averaging a team-high 16.1 points and 4.1 assists along with 1.5 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game.

 

Williams is a political science major and a 2002 graduate of Cathedral High School.

 

Head Coach Jack Perriís team closed out the 2004-05 regular season with a 17-7 overall record and a 10-4 mark in the Little East Conference. In action last week, the Anchormen won both of their home games against LEC competition. The Anchormen defeated Western Connecticut, 70-69, on Tuesday, Feb. 15. RIC then went on to defeat Keene State, 79-70, in an overtime decision, on Saturday, Feb. 19.

 

With the victories, RIC captured a share of the Little East Conference 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. Due to tie-breakers, RIC is the second seed in the upcoming LEC Menís Basketball Tournament. The Anchormen will host seventh-seeded Southern Maine in a first round game on Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. at The Murray Center.

 

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February 21, 2005

 

Kate McCalligett Named Little East Womenís Track Athlete of the Week

 

Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior Kate McCalligett (Warwick, RI) was named the Little East Conference Womenís Track Athlete of the Week for her performance at the New England Division III Championship on Saturday, Feb. 19.

 

McCalligett placed first in the 400 meters and fourth in the 200 meters with times of 59.97 and 26.62, respectively.

 

She is a nursing major and a 2001 graduate of Pilgrim High School.

 

Head Coach Kevin Jacksonís team competed at the New England Div. III Championships, hosted by Smith College, on Saturday, Feb. 19. RIC placed 11th (24 teams) with a team score of 21. Williams College won the New England Division III Championships with a team score of 212. In upcoming action, RIC will compete at the New England Open Championships, hosted by Boston University, on Saturday, Feb. 26.

 

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