FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 8, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Bristol, RI

 

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Final

Rhode Island College (7-4)
28
40
 
68

Roger Williams (4-5)

32

30

 

62

 

ANCHORWOMEN OPEN ’08 WITH WIN OVER HAWKS
FOUR SCORE IN DOUBLE FIGURES LED BY MCNAMEE’S 20 POINTS

            Bristol, RI— Rhode Island College opened the New Year with a 68-62 win over Roger Williams in non-conference action on Tuesday evening. Four Anchorwomen reached double digits in scoring, led by junior guard Michelle McNamee’s (Cranston, RI) game-high 20 points.

 

 

 Junior Guard Michelle McNamee

 

The game opened in the Hawks’ favor with a three pointer by Jackie Criss (Westwood, MA), followed by a steal and layup by Jennifer Youngquist (Sandwich, MA) on the ensuing inbound, giving RWU an early 5-0 lead. The Hawks extended the lead to 14-2 and maintained control early, before the Anchorwomen responded with a 16-5 run to pull within one. RIC would not come closer in the half, trailing by four, 32-28, going into the second frame.

 

The first 10 minutes of the second half saw both teams fighting back and forth at a frantic pace, highlighted by six ties and seven lead changes. When the dust settled, RIC sophomore forward Jennifer Knott (Narragansett, RI) knocked down a free throw to break a 48-48 tie. That free throw sparked a 7-0 run to put the Anchorwomen up, 55-48, with 5:58 to play.

 

The Hawks cut the deficit to four at the 2:15 mark, giving themselves an opportunity to regain the lead. Both teams were held scoreless over the next 1:40, keeping the score at 60-56. RIC maintained the lead by sinking eight straight free throws over the final 35 seconds to secure the victory.

 

McNamee added six rebounds, two steals and a block to her 29-minute effort off the bench. Senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) logged 14 points and tied with Knott for the team lead with eight rebounds. Sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) scored 10 points, while also contributing five assists. Senior guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) tied a career-high with 10 assists.

 

Youngquist finished with a season-high 10 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Hawks, while Heather Babin (Danvers, MA) posted a team high 11 points to go along with seven rebounds and three blocks. Caitlin McNabb (Springfield, MA) contributed 10 points off the bench.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Little East Conference rival Plymouth State on Saturday, Jan. 12. The Hawks will face Salve Regina on Thursday, Jan. 10.

 

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