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Feb. 6, 2007

 

Stewart Lifts Anchormen Past Colonials, 76-66

 

DANBURY, Conn.óSophomore guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, R.I.) scored a team-high 13 points as the Rhode Island College menís basketball team earned a 76-66 Little East Conference victory at Western Connecticut State University this evening at Feldman Arena.

 

Stewart paced a balanced scoring attack for the Anchormen (18-3, 9-2 LEC), as three other student-athletes reached double digits in scoring. Stewart was nearly perfect from the floor, knocking down five of his six attempts, including a blistering three of four from behind the arc. Senior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, Maine) and sophomore guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, Mass.) each registered 12 points, while senior swingman Brian Stanko (Swansea, Mass.) logged 11 points.

 

Rhode Island College led from the first basket to the final buzzer, as the Anchormen finished the contest shooting 49.1 percent from the field (28-for-57). The visitors used their precise 3-point shooting to quickly build an early 10-point advantage nearly five minutes into the contest. Rhode Island College continued to dial it up from long range, knocking down seven triples, as the Anchormen pushed their advantage to 19 points, 42-23, heading into the intermission.

 

The visitors continued their torrid shooting in the second stanza, converting on 58.3 percent of their attempts (14-for-24). Stewart drilled a trio of 3-pointers in the first 10 minutes of the half to extend Rhode Island Collegeís lead to 26 points, 63-37. The Colonials (13-9, 7-4) scored 16 of the final 22 points to close out the game.

 

 Rhode Island College returns to action at 3 p.m. on Feb. 10, when the Anchormen travel to Southern Maine for a Little East Conference matchup.

 

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