For Immediate Release

 

December 3, 2005

 

KEENE STATE WOMENíS BASKETBALL GAME REPORT
OWLS WIN LEC OPENER; DEFEAT RIC 75-53

 

 KEENE, NH Ė The Keene State College womenís basketball team defeated Rhode Island  College 75-53 in its Little East Conference opener at Spaulding Gym on Saturday.

 

Keene State (4-0, 1-0 LEC) remained undefeated while RIC (4-2, 0-1 LEC) saw its three game winning streak come to an end.

 

Bekka Hopkins (Oxford, Mass.) scored 15 points and Sarah Begnoche (Millville, Mass.) and Caitlin Jamiel (Cranston, R.I.) had 10 points each to lead the Owls.  Stacey Morse (Lebanon, N.H.) finished with a team-high seven rebounds.

 

Hopkins had 11 first half points, including a three-pointer in the closing seconds as the Owls opened up a 46-30 lead at the break.  KSC forced 18 RIC turnovers in the first half and also blocked seven Anchorwomen shots in the game.   

 

Colleen Feeney (Providence, R.I.) had 12 points and Kari Geisler (Deerfield, N.H.) added 10 points and a game-high 15 rebounds to lead RIC.  Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, Me.) also added 10 points.

 

RIC out-rebounded KSC 50-36, but shot just 30% from the field.

 

Keene State travels to Williams College on Tuesday (7:30 p.m.). RIC hosts Johnson & Wales on Tuesday (5:30 p.m.).