FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

November 1, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Exhibition Game

Worcester, MA

 

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Final

Rhode Island College
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38
 
61

Holy Cross

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32

 

60

 

Stewart Leads Rhode Island College
Past Div. I Holy Cross, 61-60

            Worcester, MA—Junior guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) made a running layup in the lane with seven seconds left in regulation to lead the Rhode Island College men's basketball team past Div. I Holy Cross, 61-60, in an exhibition game on Thursday night at the Hart Center.

 

Stewart gave the Anchormen a one-point advantage, 59-58, by nailing a three-pointer with 38 seconds left in the game. After two Crusader free throws gave Holy Cross the lead, 60-59, Stewart put RIC up for good with the game-winning basket. He was second on the team in scoring with 15 points, including a 3-for-3 effort from downtown, to go along with three rebounds.

 

Sophomore guard Carlos Brown (Lawrence, MA) led RIC with 19 points, three rebounds and five steals. Junior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with eight points.

 

Junior forward Alex Vander Baan (Uxbridge, MA) led the Crusaders with 15 points.

 

It marks the second consecutive season that the Anchormen have knocked off a Div. I opponent in an exhibition tilt. Last season, Head Coach Bob Walsh's troops downed Iona in preseason action en route to a 27-4 season that culminated by reaching the NCAA Div. III Tournament Elite Eight.

 

Rhode Island College will open the 2007-08 season at the Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament vs. Western New England on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6 p.m.

 

Junior Guard Cameron Stewart

 

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