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January 9, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Update #1

(7-4 Overall; 2-1 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Bob Walsh’s team is currently 7-4 overall and 2-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen are currently in a four-way tie for second place in the Little East Conference. RIC shares the second spot with UMass Boston, Plymouth State and Southern Maine.

Anchormen Notables

• RIC played its first game in 26 days on Thursday, Jan. 5 when the Anchormen squared off against Bridgewater State. Despite leading by 17 points at the half, the Bears clawed their way back into the game and won, 86-80. Sophomore guard Davon Yarbrough (New Haven, CT) led all scorers with 21 points, including hitting four of six from downtown. Junior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) registered his first career double-double with an 18-point, 11-rebound effort. He also had four assists and three steals in the game. In other action, freshman guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) scored a career-high 13 points and senior guard Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) grabbed ten boards.

• The Anchormen played their first home game in exactly four weeks when RIC squared off against Little East Conference rival Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 7 and won, 76-58. RIC led by as many as 22 points in the first half, but the Warriors would not go away. ECSU trimmed RIC’s lead to two points with 4:30 left in the game. RIC freshman guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) nailed a three-point basket 12 seconds later as part of a 18-2 Anchorman run over the next four minutes to close out the game. Payette had 16 points, seven rebounds, six assists and two steals in the win. Durgin scored a team-high 17 points to go along with four assists, three rebounds and three steals. Freshman forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) had nine points and eight boards. Hill, who had eight points, and Stewart, who had four points, both played key roles in the win.

• Durgin was named to the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Honor Roll after averaging 17.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game in a 1-1 week.

• Durgin, Payette and junior guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) are the team captains for the 2005-06 season. Williams currently has 881 career points, needing just 119 to become the 26th member of the RIC Men’s Basketball 1,000th Point Club.

Upcoming Games

• Tuesday, Jan. 10, at Southern Maine, 7:30 p.m.

• Thursday, Jan. 12, at M.I.T., 7 p.m.

• Saturday, Jan. 14, at UMass Boston, 3 p.m.

The Statistical Leaders

Scoring

Rebounding

Assists

13.9 ppg, Kinsey Durgin, Jr. Guard (Greenwood, ME)

6.9 rpg, Kaseem Johnson, Fr. Forward (New Haven, CT)

36, Kinsey Durgin, Jr. Guard (Greenwood, ME)

13.2 ppg, Kevin Payette, Sr. Guard (Woonsocket, RI)

6.6 rpg, Kevin Payette, Sr. Guard (Woonsocket, RI)

32, Davon Yarbrough, So. Guard (New Haven, CT)

12.3 ppg, Davon Yarbrough, So. Guard (New Haven, CT)

5.5 rpg, Kinsey Durgin, Jr. Guard (Greenwood, ME)

23, Kamari Williams, Jr. Guard (Springfield, MA)

 

 

 

 

Blocks

Steals

Field Goal Percentage

17, John Weir, Jr. Forward (Danbury, CT)

17, Davon Yarbrough, So. Guard (New Haven, CT)

.527, Kevin Payette, Sr. Guard (Woonsocket, RI)

6, Anthony Pierlioni, Jr. Forward (Plainville, CT)

16, Kamari Williams, Jr. Guard (Springfield, MA)

.444, Kaseem Johnson, Fr. Forward (New Haven, CT)

4, Brian Stanko, Jr. Forward (Swansea, MA)

13, Kinsey Durgin, Jr. Guard (Greenwood, ME)

.423, Davon Yarbrough, So. Guard (New Haven, CT)

 

All Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Home Games are Broadcasted on the Internet. Visit www.ric.edu/athletics to catch all the action.

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