FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 2, 2006

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

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Final

Keene State College (4-0, 1-0)
33
43
 
76

Rhode Island College (4-2, 0-1)

21

35

 

56

 

RIC Drops Conference Opener, 76-56

     Providence, R.I.—The Rhode Island College women’s basketball team dropped its Little East Conference opener this afternoon to Keene State College, 76-56. The Owls raise their overall record to 4-0 and 1-0 in the conference action, while the Anchorwomen fell to 4-2 and 0-1.

 

Keene State was led by a balanced attack, with five student-athletes registering at least eight points. Senior forward Sarah Begnoche (Millvile, Mass.) paced the Owls attack with 16 points and 10 rebounds, while sophomore guard Michele Boudreau (Readsboro, Vt.) also reached double figures with 10 points.

 

Keene State got off to a fast starting, scoring the first 12 points of the afternoon and would never relinquish its advantage. Begnoche fueled the run with eights points, on three field goals and a pair of free throw shots, and an assist. 

 

Rhode Island College would not go quietly in the first half, cutting the Owls advantage to six points with 7:33 remaining. Junior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, R.I.) sparked a 10-0 run with two points, two offensive rebounds, an assist, and a steal. 

 

The Anchorwomen would not get any closer as Keene State closed the half with an 11-5 run of its own, taking a 33-21 lead into the locker room.

 

Rhode Island College returns to action at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 5, when the Anchorwomen travel to Johnson & Wales.

 

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