FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 1, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Womenís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

Final

UMass Boston (2-2, 0-1)
35
32
 
67

Rhode Island College (3-2, 1-0)

36

38

 

74

 

RIC DOWNS BEACONS TO EARN FIRST LEC WIN
Sherri Heardís Double-Double Paces Anchorwomen Attack

            Providence, RI--Rhode Island College won its second consecutive game in a 74-67 win over UMass Boston in collegiate womenís basketball action Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center. The Anchorwomen improve to 3-2 overall and 1-0 in the Little East Conference, while the loss drops the Beacons to 2-2 overall and 0-1 in league play.

 

Rhode Island College senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) led the Anchorwomen with a double-double effort that included 16 points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and three steals. Junior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) led all scorers with 19 points to go along with four boards, two steals and an assist. Senior point guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) netted 13 points and dished out a game-high five assists. The Anchorwomen used outstanding free throw shooting, 75 percent (21-for-28) to hold off several Beacon runs.

 

UMass Boston closed the gap between the two clubs within the final 30 seconds of the first half, putting up six points to head into the break down by one, 36-35. The Anchorwomen took control in the second half and built their largest lead of the game, 70-54, on two Heard free throws with 4:03 left.

 

Senior guard LaKeisha Tucker (Pawtucket, RI) posted a team-high 17 points to go along with four boards and a steal for UMass Boston. Sophomore forward Caroline Ashe (West Roxbury, MA) scored 15 points, which included three treys, in a losing effort.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 5:30 p.m. The Beacons will host Emerson on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

 

 

Senior forward Sherri Heard

 

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