FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 12, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Plymouth, NH

 

1

2

1OT
2 OT

Final

Rhode Island College (7-5, 1-2)
29
38
9
6
82

Plymouth State (6-6, 1-2)

26

41

9

9

85

 

PANTHERS EDGE ANCHORWOMEN, 85-82, IN DOUBLE OT
KNOTT SCORES CAREER-HIGH 23 IN LOSING EFFORT

            Plymouth, NH— Rhode Island College sophomore forward Jenn Knott (Narragansett, RI) scored a career-high 23 points, but the Anchorwomen lost in double overtime, 85-82, at Plymouth State Saturday afternoon at Foley Gymnasium.

 

The Anchorwomen fall to 7-5 overall and 1-2 in the Little East Conference. The Panthers even their record at 6-6 overall and 1-2 in league play.

 

Plymouth State junior Kayla Morin (Pascoag, RI) hit the game-winning three-point basket with 10 seconds remaining in the second overtime to snap a 82-82 tie and send the Panthers off with a win.

 

Morin led the Panthers with 23 points, making 10-of-20 field goal attempts in the game.  She also finished with six rebounds and four assists.  Freshman Amanda Kania (Manchester, NH) added her second double-double of the season, contributing 20 points and 10 rebounds.

 

Also reaching double digits in the scoring department for PSU were senior Meg MacDonald (Salem, NH) with 14 points and seven assists, and sophomore Karly Gray (Southampton, MA) with 13 points.  Senior Lauren Daniels (Concord, NH) collected a game-high 14 rebounds.

 

 The outcome spoiled a strong performance by Knott, who made 9-of-10 shot attempts. Senior guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) added 15 points and seven assists, and junior guard Michelle McNamee (Cranston, RI) chipped in with 12 points off the bench.

 

It was a close game the entire 50 minutes. There were eight lead changes and seven ties in the first half, with PSU’s biggest lead a 19-13 advantage with eight minutes remaining, and RIC’s largest margin at halftime, 29-26.  There were six more lead changes and seven ties in the second half, with neither team leading by more than five points, and it was deadlocked at 67-67 at the end of regulation.

 

RIC held the lead most of the first overtime, but not by more than one possession. Kania forced a second extra session by making a clutch free throw with three seconds on the clock.

 

It was still anyone’s game in the second overtime, with each team taking a lead.  RIC trailed by three when sophomore Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) drained a three-pointer to tie the game at 82-82 with 1:27 to play.  After a PSU time-out with 27 seconds to play, Morin made the key shot to win it for the Panthers, and RIC couldn’t get the tying basket in the final 10 seconds.

 

Both teams are back in action Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. with LEC contests, PSU visiting UMass Boston and RIC traveling to league-leading Southern Maine.

 

 

Sophomore Forward Jenn Knott

 

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