FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 22, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

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Final

Salem State (1-2)
40
39
 
79

Rhode Island College (2-1)

34

58

 

92

 

ANCHORMEN DEFEAT SALEM STATE, 92-79
Yarbrough’s 21 points off the bench keys comeback

            Providence, RI—Rhode Island College downed Salem State, 92-79, in a non-conference matchup at The Murray Center on Tuesday evening. RIC, which trailed by as many as 12 points in the second half, went on a 16-6 run to tie the game, 55-55, with 9:42 remaining. Two minutes later, RIC went on a 15-0 run to build a ten-point lead, which it never relinquished, as the Anchormen cruised to a 13-point victory. The Anchormen improve to 2-1, while the Vikings fall to 1-2 on the season.

 

The bench was the key for the Anchormen in the second half as sophomore guard Davon Yarbrough (New Haven, CT) scored a team-high 21 points to go along with four boards, four assists and a steal. Junior guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) and senior guard Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) had 13 and 11 points, respectively. Junior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) had eight points, five boards and three assists.

 

Salem State had three players post double-doubles, led by junior guard Eric Downie (Medford, MA) who posted game-highs of 23 points and 12 rebounds. Junior center Joseph Walker (Waltham, MA) had 12 points and 11 rebounds, while junior forward Brandon McCombs (Springfield, MA) had 11 points and 11 boards.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Fitchburg State on Tuesday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m.

 

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