FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 15, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Gorham, Maine

 

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Final

Rhode Island College (7-6, 1-3)
31
19
 
 
50

No. 15 Southern Maine (13-1, 4-0)

33

44

 

 

77

 

No. 15 Huskies Halt Anchorwomen, 77-50
Mullen Scores Game-High 16

            Gorham, Maine— Sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, R.I.) led two Rhode Island College student-athletes in double figures with 16 points, but the Anchorwomen could not overcome a second half surge by No. 15 Southern Maine—falling 77-50—this evening in Little East Conference women’s basketball at the Warren Hill Gymnasium.

 

Rhode Island College (7-6, 1-3) lost back-to-back games for the first time on the campaign, while Southern Maine (13-1, 4-0) earned its fifth straight win. 

 

Mullen led all scores with 16 points, on 6-of-14 from the field, to pace the Anchorwomen attack, while junior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, R.I.) tossed in 10 points off the bench to round out the visitors scorers in double figures. Senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, R.I.) and sophomore forward Jenn Knott (Narragansett, R.I.) each pulled in five rebounds, while senior point guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, Mass.) handed out a game-high five assists.

 

Rhode Island College controlled the tempo in the first half, allowing the high-powered Huskies’ offense only four second-chance opportunities while causing 10 Southern Maine turnovers. The Anchorwomen ran an efficient offensive set, forcing the hosts to commit nine personal fouls. The visitors were able to capitalize from the charity stripe, knocking down 84.6 percent (11-13) led by Martin’s 6-for-6 showing. Rhode Island College entered the intermission trailing by just one possession, 33-31. 

 

Southern Maine put the game out of reach early in the second half, scoring 11 consecutive points to build a double-digit advantage. Junior guard Stacey Kent (Northwood, N.H.) keyed the surge with seven points of her 10 points.  The Huskies would not let her lead dip below double figures as they out scored the Anchormen by 25 points in the final frame.

 

Senior forward Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, Maine) led four Southern Maine student-athletes in scoring with 15 points, on 5-of-9 from the field. Classmate forward Angela Santa Fe (Derry, N.H.) posted a double-double, scoring 12 points and pulling in 11 rebounds, while sophomore guard Nicole Paradis (Skowhegan, Maine) added 12 points.

 

Rhode Island College returns to action at 1 p.m. on Jan. 19, when the Anchorwomen host Little East Conference rival Eastern Connecticut State University (13-1, 3-1) at The Murray Center.  CONTACT _Con-413C6EFE1 \c \s \l Rhode Island College and the NCAA will partner to sponsor “Take a Kid to the Game Day,” where children under the age of 12 receive a free ticket with the purchase of a full-paid adult ticket.

 

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