FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 11, 2007

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Score Report

Hartford, Conn.

 

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Final

#25 Rhode Island College (8-1)
34
36
 
70

Trinity (6-2)

37

31

 

68

 

ANCHORMEN WIN FIFTH STRAIGHT; DOWN BANTAMS, 70-68
Fortes' Free Throws Preserves Win

            Hartford, Conn.óFreshman guard Anthony Fortesí (East Providence, RI) free throw with eight seconds left helped No. 25 Rhode Island College outlast Trinity, 70-68, in a non-conference tilt on Tuesday night. The Anchormen win for the fifth consecutive game and up their record to 8-1. Trinity loses for the second straight game, falling to 6-2, after winning their first six contests of the season.

 

The Bantams had several opportunities to tie or win the game in the final seconds, but missed a three-pointer and two follow-up shots as time expired.

 

RIC junior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) led three Anchormen in double figures with a team-high 12 points. Hill shot 4-for-12 from the field, but each of his field goals were three-pointers (4-for-8). He also grabbed five boards, dished out three assists and made one steal.

 

Junior guards Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) and Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) netted 11 and 10 points, respectively. Freshman forward Darius Debnam (Dorchester, MA) chipped in with six points and a career-high eight rebounds.

 

The Bantams had four players reach double figures in scoring, led by senior center Russ Martinís (East Longmeadow, MA) game-high 18 points and nine rebounds. Senior forward Robert Taylor (Boston, MA) logged 15 points and seven boards, while junior forward Aaron Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland) contributed 10 points, seven boards and four assists.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will close out the fall semester at Springfield on Friday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.

 

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