FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 12, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Men’s Basketball Score Report

Plymouth, NH

 

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Final

Rhode Island College (11-2, 3-0)
39
35
 
74

Plymouth State (3-10, 0-3)

25

38

 

63

 

RIC DEFEATS PLYMOUTH STATE, 74-63
Gray’s 13 Points Help Anchormen Stay Unbeaten in LEC Play

            Plymouth, NH—Rhode Island College freshman guard Antone Gray (Providence, RI) scored a career-high 13 points to lead the Anchormen past Plymouth State, 74-63, Saturday afternoon at Foley Gymnasium.

 

The Anchormen used a balanced offensive attack to improve to 11-2 overall and 3-0 in the Little East Conference. The Anchormen have won three straight games and eight of their last nine. The Panthers fall to 3-10 overall and remain winless with a 0-3 mark in league play.

 

In addition to Gray, junior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) added 12 points, while junior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) and freshman guard Anthony Fortes (East Providence, RI) contributed 11 points apiece.

 

Sophomore Jason O’Keefe (Everett, MA) led all scorers with 23 points for Plymouth State, connecting on 4-of-10 from three-point range.  Junior Ben Huntington (Hampstead, NH) was the only other Panther to reach double figures in scoring, finishing with 11 points.

 

The Anchormen led wire to wire, maintaining a double-digit advantage most of the game. Trailing 39-25 at the half, the Panthers got as close as eight points (48-40) with 14 minutes left in the second half, but RIC scored the next nine points to push the margin back up to 17 and PSU couldn’t mount a challenge the rest of the way.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Southern Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 15, while the Panthers head to UMass Boston.

 

 

Freshman Guard Antoine Gray

 

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