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November 3, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Score Report
Pre-season Exhibition Game

New Rochelle, NY

 

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2

 

Final

Rhode Island College
46
35
 
81

Iona

24

48

 

72

 

ANCHORMEN DOWN DIV. I IONA, 81-72
Bailey Leads Five RIC Players in Double Figures

            New Rochelle, NY—Rhode Island College downed Div. I Iona College, 81-72, in a pre-season exhibition game on Friday evening. It is the first time an Anchormen squad has downed a Div. I opponent since the late 1970’s. Iona was the MAAC Champion in 2005-06 and was picked to finish fourth in the conference this season.

 

The Anchormen led by 22 points at the half, 46-24, and held on to win, despite being outscored, 48-35, in the final frame.

 

Sophomore guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) led five Anchormen who scored in double figures with 17 points, to go along with four rebounds, two assists and two steals. Senior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) had 12 points, six boards and five assists, playing all but two minutes of the game.

 

Head Coach Bob Walsh’s team also got big performances from senior center John Weir (Danbury, CT) and senior forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA). Weir had 13 points, four boards, two assists, two steals and a block, while Stanko contributed 13 points, seven boards and two assists. Sophomore guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) had 12 points, three boards, two assists and two steals.

 

Iona Senior forward Anthony Bruin (Albany, NY) netted 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to lead the Gaels in the loss. Senior Justin Marshall (Queens, NY) recorded 12 points and six rebounds and freshman Milan Prodanovic (Queens, NY) recorded double figures with 11 points with six rebounds and a team high four assists.

 

The Anchormen open the 2006-07 season at the Tufts University Invitational Tip-off Tournament vs. Endicott on Friday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.

 

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