December 7, 2006

 

Geisler and Heard Lead Women’s Basketball To Victory, 70-61

 

NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Rhode Island College women's basketball team defeated Connecticut College this evening, 70-61, at the Luce Fieldhouse. The Anchorwomen improved to 6-2, while the Camels fell to 3-4.

 

Senior forward Kari Geisler (Deerfield, N.H.) and junior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, R.I.) poured in 14 points apiece for the visitors, while Geisler also pulled in a game-high nine rebounds. Junior guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, Mass.) dished out a season-high 10 assists and eight points for the winning side.
 

Sophomore Dena Weinstein (Mendham, N.J.) drained a career-high 16 points for Connecticut College, adding three rebounds and two assists. Junior co-captain Katy Serafin (Carmel, N.Y.) netted 18 points and hauled in five boards for the hosts. Freshman point-guard Kirsten Frazer (Pelham, N.Y.) contributed 11 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Camels.

 

RIC opened up a 34-23 lead with an 8-0 run that was capped by a field goal from Jennifer Knott (Narragansett, R.I.) with 2:00 minutes remaining in the opening half. The Camels countered with a 7-0 run of their own to pull within four at the break, 34-30.  

 

The teams continued to play a back and forth game up to the midpoint of the second stanza. RIC finally found some breathing room with a 7-2 run. Tyla Martin (Cumberland, R.I.) made it a 55-48 game with a triple at the 8:26 mark. Weinstein and Serafin continued to make shots for the Camels down the stretch but the visitors utilized their penetration and post presence to get to the foul line. The Anchorwomen took care of business at the charity stripe, connecting on 12-of-14 attempts in the second half.

 

RIC was able to hold on for the 70-61 victory.

 

Rhode Island College returns to action at 1 p.m., when the Anchorwomen travel to Plymouth State for a Little East Conference tilt.

 

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