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January 23, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Update #2

(9-7 Overall; 3-4 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Bob Walsh’s team is currently 9-7 overall and 3-4 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen are currently tied with Southern Maine for fifth place in the Little East.

Anchormen Notables

• RIC stopped a three-game Little East Conference losing streak with an impressive, 75-67, win over first place Keene State on Saturday, Jan. 21. RIC, which led by as many as 19 points during the game, held the lead the entire contest. Senior guard Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) posted his second double-double of the season with 16 points and ten rebounds, to go along with two assists and two steals. Junior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) led all scorers with 19 points, to go along with six boards and four assists. Junior guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) had 14 points, including four three-pointers, and freshman forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds.

• Prior to the win over Keene State, RIC had lost three of its previous four games. The only win was a non-conference win at M.I.T., 80-67, on Thursday, Jan. 12. The Anchormen had five players score in double figures in the win, led by Durgin’s 19 and Johnson’s double-double with ten points and ten rebounds.

• Junior forward John Weir (Danbury, CT) is tied for second in the Little East with 21 blocked shots. Freshman guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) leads the LEC in three-point field goal percentage, posting a .619 (13-21) mark. Durgin is tenth in the LEC in scoring and third with 42 made three-pointers on the season. Payette and Johnson are sixth and seventh, respectively in the LEC for rebounding average.

Williams needs 61 points to become the 26th member of the RIC Men’s Basketball 1,000 Point Club.

CONFERENCE ACCOLADES: Johnson has been named the Little East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week twice this season (11/21, 12/12). Payette (11/21), Williams (12/05), Durgin (12/12, 1/9, 1/23) have been named to the LEC Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll on the season.

Upcoming Games

• Tuesday, Jan. 24, home vs. UMass Dartmouth, 7:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Jan. 28, at Plymouth State, 3 p.m.

The Statistical Leaders

Scoring

Rebounding

Assists

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

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

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

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

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

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

11.5 ppg, Kamari Williams, Jr. Guard (Springfield, MA)

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

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

 

 

 

 

Blocks

Steals

Field Goal Percentage

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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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