FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 17, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Score Report

Middletown, CT

 

1

2

 

Final

Springfield (1-1)
25
37
 
62

Rhode Island College (2-0)

31

40

 

71

 

Anchormen Capture Wesleyan Tip-Off Tourney Title
Brown’s 29 Points Leads RIC to, 71-62, Victory Over Pride

            Middletown, CT—Rhode Island College captured the Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament title with a 71-62 victory over Springfield on Saturday afternoon. RIC ups its record to 2-0, while the Pride fall to 1-1 on the season.

 

 

 (left to right): Junior guards Bobby Bailey, Tirrell Hill and Cameron Stewart along with junior forward Kaseem Johnson accept
the Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament's Championship Plaque

 

The Anchormen went ahead for good, 11-9, 6:30 into the contest and led by as many as 11 in the first stanza. RIC continued to post a double-digit lead, 43-31, in the second half with 15:20 left on the clock. The Pride chipped the deficit down to three points, 50-47, but the Anchormen finished strong over the last four minutes to take the victory.

 

Sophomore guard Carlos Brown (Lawrence, MA) led all scorers with 29 points, to go along with three boards, four assists and two steals in 30 minutes of action. Brown was 10-for-15 from the floor and 7-for-10 from downtown and was named the tournament's MVP. Junior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) had 14 points, five boards, two assists, three blocks and a steal. Johnson was an All-Tournament Team selection. Junior guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) logged 12 points, three boards, two assists and two steals. Junior forward Zerimar Ramirez (Pawtucket, RI) grabbed a team-high seven boards.

 

 

 Sophomore guard Carlos Brown

 

The Pride had three players reach double digits in points, led by Pat Crean’s 15-point effort.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 8 p.m.

 

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