FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 9, 2006

 

Rhode Island College
Women’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

Final

Wellesley (7-12)
18
30
 
48

Rhode Island College (10-12)

21

25

 

46

 

WELLESLEY STUNS RIC, 48-46
Weslander’s Basket With Nine Seconds Left Wins it for Blue

            Providence, RI—Senior guard Laura Weslander (Mendota Heights, MN) hit a layup off the backboard as the shot clock expired with 9.8 seconds left in the game to propel Wellesley College past Rhode Island College, 48-46, on Thursday night.

 

Rhode Island College, which led by as many as 11 points, was on top for the entire game until the final minutes. Weslander hit a wide open three-pointer from the corner to pull the Blue within two, 46-44, at 2:05.  Junior forward Sefi Adasi (Rockville, MD) nailed a jump shot from the baseline to tie the game, 46-46, with 1:07 remaining.

 

RIC senior guard Jamie Angell (Cranston, RI) was fouled on the ensuing possession and missed both free throw attempts with 39.8 seconds left. The Blue got the rebound and as shot clock dwindled, Weslander was forced to drive to the basket and made the clutch layup as the shot clock went to zero.

 

The Anchorwomen drove to halfcourt and called timeout with 4.1 seconds left. Angell missed a long-range three at the buzzer, which gave the Blue the impromptu victory.

 

Adasi had 18 points and 16 rebounds to lead Wellesley. Senior forward Kristin Doeberl (West Redding, CT) had 13 points, five boards and two steals. The Blue were just 1-for-14 from three-point range in the game prior to Weslander’s trey.

 

Angell led RIC with 15 points.

 

In upcoming action, RIC will host the number one team in the country (Div. III), Southern Maine, on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. Wellesley will play at Babson on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 1 p.m.

 

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