FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 8, 2005

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

Final

Salve Regina (6-2)
34
40
 
74

Rhode Island College (5-3)

24

48

 

72

 

GRENDALíS BUZZER-BEATER SINKS RIC
Junior Establishes New School Rebounding Record

            Providence, RIóSalve Regina University junior forward Matt Grendal (Foxboro, MA) grabbed a missed shot and hit a lay-up as time expired to give the Seahawks a 74-72 win over Rhode Island College in collegiate basketball action.

 

Grendal was a dominant force all game with 25 points, 24 rebounds and three assists in the win. The 24 boards are a new Salve Regina school record for a single game.

 

RIC, which trailed by ten points with 1:30 remaining, clawed its way back to tie the game at 72-72 with 6.8 seconds left in regulation on a junior guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) three-pointer.

 

On the ensuing inbounds play, Seahawks senior guard Matt Coute (Somerset, MA) took the ball the length of the floor and drove baseline. His shot was blocked by RIC junior center John  Weir (Danbury, CT), but Grendal came in, caught the ball and scored the game-winning bucket as the horn sounded.

 

SRU junior forward Jon Hazzard (North Kingstown, RI) and sophomore guard Andrew Rego (Little Compton, RI) had 14 and 12 points, respectively.

 

RIC had four players score in double figures, led by senior guard Kevin Payetteís (Woonsocket, RI) 15 and Williams and junior guard Kinsey Durginís (Greenwood, ME) 14 apiece.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host Plymouth State on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m.

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