FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 5, 2007

 

ALICE MULLEN NAMED LITTLE EAST CONFERENCE WOMEN’S BASKETBALL ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Freshman Was Instrumental in Key LEC Victory

 

Providence, RI—Rhode Island College freshman guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week.

 

Mullen sparked a come-from-behind victory with 16 points, including three triples, as Rhode Island College erased a 16-point second-half deficit against Eastern Connecticut on Feb. 3. She scored 10 of the team's 13 points in the overtime session, as the Anchorwomen outscored the Warriors, 35-15, over the final 14 minutes and 39 seconds of the contest. Mullen shot 57.1 percent from behind the 3-point arc (3-of-5), while knocking down 83.3 percent from the free-throw line (5-of-6). She also logged a season-high five steals as Rhode Island College earned its fifth conference victory on the campaign. 

 

For the season, Mullen has played in 21 games, starting one of them. She is averaging 4.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game.

 

Head Coach Spencer Mannings team is 13-8 overall and 5-5 in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen have won their last three Little East games and are currently tied for fourth place with Western Connecticut. Rhode Island College will play at Western Connecticut tomorrow night at 5:30 p.m.

 

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