FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 9, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

Final

Southern Maine (4-9, 0-4)
29
29
 
58

Rhode Island College (11-1, 3-1)

35

32

 

67

 

ANCHORMEN EXTEND WIN STREAK TO EIGHT
Four Players Score in Double Figures in Win Over Southern Maine

     Providence, RIóRhode Island College won its eighth consecutive game in a 67-58 victory over Southern Maine at The Murray Center on Tuesday evening. RIC improves to 11-1 overall and 3-1 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormenís record after 12 games is the best start to a season since the 1970-71 team opened the year with 13 consecutive victories.

 

The Huskies got on the board in a hurry, going on a 7-0 run to open the contest. The veteran Anchormen battled back to take a six-point, 35-29, lead into halftime. USM made several runs in the second stanza, but the Anchormen held off the Huskies to earn the conference win.

 

Four Anchormen scored in double figures, led by senior guard Kinsey Durginís (Greenwood, ME) 13-point effort. Senior center Anthony Pierlioni (Plainville, CT), forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA) and guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) each totaled 11 points. Stanko drilled a game-high three treys, while Williams had four boards, five assists and a steal. Durgin also grabbed a team-high seven boards and made three steals.

 

Southern Maine junior forward Drew Coppenrath (Barnet, VT) posted a double-double with a game-high 15-point, 15-rebound effort. Sophomore guard Troy Gabriele (Camden, ME) had 15 points in 19 minutes off the bench.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Framingham State on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m.

 

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