FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 8, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Womenís Basketball Score Report

Keene, NH

 

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Final

Rhode Island College (5-3, 1-1)
20
31
 
51

Keene State (3-4, 1-1)

11

54

 

65

 

ANCHORWOMEN SEE FOUR-GAME WIN STREAK END
IN, 65-51, LOSS TO KEENE STATE

Coughlinís Career-High 19 Points Canít Stop Owls

            Keene, NH--Rhode Island College saw its four-game win streak come to an end in a 65-51 loss to Little East Conference rival Keene State at Spaulding Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. The Anchorwomen see their record dip to 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the LEC. The Owls snap a four-game losing streak of their own and up their record to 3-4 overall and 1-1 in league play.

 

Rhode Island College senior guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) scored a career-high 19 points, grabbed nine rebounds, which tied her career-mark, and dished out two assists in a losing effort. Coughlin was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

 

 

 Senior Guard Sarah Coughlin

 

Sophomore forward Jenn Knott (Narragansett, RI) scored 10 points and snared five caroms, while senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) totaled nine points and seven boards.

 

Keene State sophomore forward Nicole Simmler (Oxford, MA) finished with a double-double, totaling a career-high 16 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Kristin Degou (Newburyport, MA) logged 14 points, while senior guard Danielle Graveley (Schenectady, NY) added 13 points.

 

Keene State's shooting woes continued in the first half as it fell behind 20-11 at the break.  The Owls, who went nine minutes without scoring a point, shot 4-for-25 from the field (16 percent) and 1-for-10 in three-pointers (10 percent) in the first stanza.

 

The Owls turned up the defensive pressure and began to knock down their three-point shots in the second half. After KSC tied the score at 25-all on a pair of free throws, by Simmler, the Owls went on a 17-4 run to go up, 42-29 at the 10:58 mark. Gravely ignited the run with three treys, while Simmler contributed five points.

 

A lay-up by junior forward Jenn Kinney (Salem, NH) and another three-pointer by sophomore guard Alyssa Sapp (Hartford, VT) gave KSC a 49-34 lead with 6:52 to play as the Owls cruised to the win.

 

In the second half, KSC shot 50 percent from the field (15-for-30), 67 percent from behind the arc (8-for-12) and 16-for-19 ((84 percent) from the free throw line on the way to scoring 54 points. RIC shot 29 percent (14-for-49) from the field and 17 percent (2-for-12) from downtown in the game. Free throw shooting kept the Anchorwomen in the contest, shooting 88 percent (21-for-24).

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Wesleyan on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. RIC is undefeated at home this winter, posting a perfect 4-0 mark. The Owls are off for finals and the holidays.

 

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