FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 17, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Boston, MA

 

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Final

Rhode Island College (16-9, 8-6)
28
41
 
69

UMass Boston (15-10, 8-6)

31

37

 

68

 

DanielI’s Free Throw Gives RIC, 69-68 Win
at UMass Boston

Geisler Grabs 1,000th Career Rebound as Anchorwomen
Wrap Up Regular Season

     Boston, MA—Rhode Island College junior forward Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, ME) made a free throw with 25 seconds left in regulation to lift the Anchorwomen to a 69-68 win over UMass Boston at the Clark Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon. Rhode Island College improves to 16-9 overall and 8-6 in the Little East Conference and has secured the fourth seed in the upcoming 2007 LEC Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Anchorwomen will host fifth-seeded Eastern Connecticut at The Murray Center on Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m.

 

Rhode Island College senior forward Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) achieved another milestone as she grabbed her 1,000th career rebound with 11:13 remaining in the game. She currently has 1,175 career points, which ranks her seventh all-time at RIC, and 1,001 career boards, which ranks her second. She joins Rhode Island College Athletic Hall of Famer Cathy Lanni ’88 as the only two players in school history with 1,000 or more points and rebounds. Geisler logged her 11th double-double of the season with a 22 point, 18-rebound effort in the win.

 

Danieli led all scorers with a game-high 23 points to go along with nine rebounds.

 

The Beacons led at the half, 31-28, but the Anchorwomen shot an amazing 65 percent from the field (17-for-26) in the final frame to outscore UMass Boston, 41-37, and earn the victory. The Anchorwomen led, 68-66 with 38 seconds left in the game, but UMass Boston junior guard LaKeisha Tucker (Pawtucket, RI) hit two crucial free throws to tie the contest. Danieli was fouled on the ensuing possession and after making the first from the charity stripe, she missed the second and the rebound was controlled by UMB senior forward Denise B. Ridge (Milton, MA). Rhode Island College sophomore guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) made a steal with three seconds left to preserve the win for the Anchorwomen.

 

UMass Boston junior center Alicia Querusio (Somerville, MA) led three Beacons who reached double figures in scoring with a 15-point effort. Ridge registered a double-double with a 11-point, 10-rebound effort, while senior guard Lydia Coverdale (Malden, MA) had 11 points and seven rebounds.

 

Rhode Island College’s 16 wins are the most in a season for the Anchorwomen in three years and their eight conference wins are the most since 1998-99.

 

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