December 11, 2006

 

Storti honored as Rookie of the Week

 

PROVIDENCE, R.I.Rhode Island College freshman guard Kirstyn Storti (Exeter, R.I.) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week this afternoon by the conference office. She averaged 9.3 points per game, while shooting 72.7 percent from the field (8-11), including 75 percent from behind the three-point arc (6-8).

 

            On Dec. 5, Storti scored a season-high 17 points all in the second half, including five-of-six from long range, as the Anchorwomen defeated intra-state rival Johnson & Wales, 65-59. She also dished out two assists in just 19 minutes of action. Storti continued her stellar shooting over the weekend. She recorded seven of her nine points in the second stanza as Rhode Island College turned a one-point deficit at the intermission into a 15-point victory at Little East rival Plymouth State University on Dec. 9. Storti also pulled in two rebounds, handed out a pair of helpers, and redirected a shot as the Anchorwomen earned their first conference victory and third consecutive overall.

 

            On the season, Storti is second on the team in three-pointers made (eight) and three-point percentage (.471), while also ranking third in assists (15). She is also averaging 4.8 points per game.

 

           Under the direction of Head Coach Spencer Manning, Rhode Island College (7-2) is enjoying its best start since the 1996-97 squad also opened the campaign with a 7-2 mark. The Anchorwomen complete their four-game road trip at Wesleyan University on Dec. 12. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.