FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 7, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

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Final

Roger Williams (4-7)
26
31
 
57

Rhode Island College (9-2)

38

38

 

76

 

SEASON-HIGH 15 TREYS PACES ANCHORMEN ATTACK
RIC Sweeps the Ocean State in, 76-57, Victory Over Hawks

            Providence, RI—Rhode Island College, playing its first game in 24 days, took the lead, 23-21, with 8:07 remaining in the first half and never looked back en route to a decisive, 76-57, win over intra-state rival Roger Williams at The Murray Center on Monday evening.

 

The Anchormen torched the Hawks’ defense from downtown, connecting on a season-high 15 treys (15-for-27) and shooting 56 percent from behind the three-point arc. RIC played stifling defense, holding RWU to just 14 percent from long range (3-for-22). The Anchormen led by as many as 26 points in the game.

 

Rhode Island College junior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) set the tone early, posting 13 of his team-high 19 points in the first half. He finished the game with 13 rebounds, shooting 8-for-12 from the field, logging his third double-double of the season.

 

Seven different Anchormen connected on at least one three-pointer, paced by junior guards Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) and Justin Lopez (Providence, RI) who nailed four apiece. Hill posted 16 points, Lopez chipped in with 12, while junior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) handed out a team-high five assists.

 

Roger Williams senior center Geoff Baranger (Fairfield, CT) matched his season-high with a game-high 25 points to go along with seven rebounds. He shot 10-for-14 from the field, while the rest of the Hawks shot just 26 percent (12-46).

 

With the win, Rhode Island College has defeated each of its Div. III counterparts from the Ocean State, having already registered wins over Johnson & Wales and Salve Regina.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Framingham State on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 7 p.m. The Hawks will host UMass Dartmouth on Thursday, Jan. 10 at 8 p.m.

 

 

Junior Forward Kaseem Johnson

 

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