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February 6, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Update #3

(10-10 Overall; 2-8 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI--Head Coach Spencer Manning’s team is 10-10 overall and 2-8 in the Little East Conference. RIC is tied with UMass Boston for seventh place in the LEC. RIC has won its last two conference games and is back at .500 for the first time since Jan. 14. The Anchorwomen have won three of their last four games, with their only loss coming at Plymouth St. on Jan. 28 in overtime.

Anchorwomen Notables

• Senior guard Jamie Angell (Cranston, RI) scored a RIC-career-high 31 points to lead Anchorwomen to an 84-57 victory over Eastern Connecticut for the first time in five seasons on Feb. 4. The Warriors had not lost to Rhode Island since the 1999-’00 season. Rhode Island shot 54 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from downtown in the game. Sophomore forward Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, ME) contributed 12 points, while sophomore forward Colleen Feeney (Providence, RI) and junior forward Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) had 10 points each. Geisler and Feeney each recorded double-doubles with 11 and ten rebounds, respectively. Angell was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

• Sophomore guard Sarah Coughlin (Attleboro, MA) scored a career-high 15 points, to go along with five rebounds, five assists and tied a career-high mark with six steals in the Anchorwomen’s, 73-58, win at Mitchell on Jan. 31. Feeney had 16 points, ten boards and four assists, while Geisler chipped in with a ten-point, eight-rebound performance.

• Plymouth State hit two free throws with 11 seconds left in overtime to down RIC, 67-65, on Jan. 28. Angell had a 50 ft. three-pointer that went in at the buzzer in regulation waved off to force the extra session. Angell led all scorers with 21 points, while Geisler grabbed a game-high 13 boards in the loss. Feeney had 19 points, eight boards and three blocks.

Geisler scored a game-high 18 points and grabbed 13 rebounds in the Anchorwomen’s, 63-51, win over UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 24. The win snapped a three-game losing streak and gave RIC its first Little East Conference win of the season.

CONFERENCE ACCOLADES: Jamie Angell: Little East Conference Player of the Week (2/6); Kari Geisler (11/21, 12/5, 1/30), Jamie Angell (12/12, 1/17) and Colleen Feeney (1/9) have been named to the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll on the season.

CONFERENCE LEADERS: Angell leads the Little East in three-point field goal percentage (40-88, .455), is second in scoring (14.7 ppg) and is sixth in assists (67, 3.35 apg).  Geisler leads the LEC in rebounding (11.0 rpg) and is 11th in scoring (10.8 ppg). Feeney is third in rebounding (8.6 rpg), is second in both free throw percentage (.791) and blocks (26, 1.3 bpg) and is fourth in scoring (12.9 ppg). Danieli is second in field goal percentage (.542, 65-120).

Upcoming Games

• Tuesday, Feb. 7, home vs. Western Connecticut, 5:30 p.m.

• Saturday, Feb. 11, home vs. #1 Southern Maine, 1 p.m.

The Statistical Leaders

Scoring

Rebounding

Assists

14.7 ppg, Jamie Angell, Sr. Guard (Cranston, RI)

11.0 rpg, Kari Geisler, Jr. Forward (Deerfield, NH)

67, Jamie Angell, Sr. Guard (Cranston, RI)

12.9 ppg, Colleen Feeney, So. Forward (Providence, RI)

8.6 rpg, Colleen Feeney, So. Forward (Providence, RI)

45, Sarah Coughlin, So. Guard (N. Attleboro, MA)

10.8 ppg, Kari Geisler, Jr. Forward (Deerfield, NH)

4.0 rpg, Josalee Danieli, So. Fwd. (New Gloucester, ME)

36, Colleen Feeney, So. Forward (Providence, RI)

 

 

 

 

Blocks

Steals

Field Goal Percentage

26, Colleen Feeney, So. Forward (Providence, RI)

26, Jamie Angell, Sr. Guard (Cranston, RI)

.542, Josalee Danieli, So. Fwd. (New Gloucester, ME)

7, Kari Geisler, Jr. Forward (Deerfield, NH)

25, Sarah Coughlin, So. Guard (N. Attleboro, MA)

.489, Colleen Feeney, So. Forward (Providence, RI)

7, Brittany Rosen, Jr. Guard (Derry, NH)

21, Kari Geisler, Jr. Forward (Deerfield, NH)

.426, Kari Geisler, Jr. Forward (Deerfield, NH)

 

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

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