FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 22, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

Final

UMass Dartmouth (3-13, 0-6)
31
29
 
60

Rhode Island College (8-7, 2-4)

44

26

 

70

 

ANCHORWOMEN SNAP THREE-GAME LOSING STREAK
RIC Downs Corsairs, 70-60, for Much-Needed LEC Victory

                Providence, RI—The Rhode Island College women’s basketball team snapped a three-game conference losing streak, defeating UMass Dartmouth, 70-60, to improve to 8-7 overall and 2-4 in the Little East Conference Tuesday night at The Murray Center.

 

UMass Dartmouth suffers its 11th straight loss, falling to 3-13 overall and remains winless in the Little East with a 0-6 mark.

 

The Corsairs jumped out to an early lead, scoring the game’s first eight points, with 17:19 left in the first half. Rhode Island College sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) connected on a three-pointer and a jumper as the Anchorwomen stormed back to take a 9-8 lead with 13:28 left. UMass Dartmouth opened up a game-high six-point lead, 20-14, on a layup by sophomore center Megan McDonnell (Swansea, MA) at the 9:30 mark. RIC outscored UMD, 24-17, to take a 44-31 lead into halftime.

 

UMass Dartmouth whittled down the RIC lead to six points, 48-42, on a senior guard Ashley Chard (Burlington, CT) layup and free throw with 14:46 left in the game, but would get no closer. Rhode Island College led by as many as 15, and closed out the game with a 10-point victory.

 

RIC sophomore forward Jenn Knott (Narragansett, RI) led all scorers with a 17-point effort to go along with four rebounds two assists and two steals. Senior point guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) posted 15 points, a game-high six assists and four rebounds. Senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) and Mullen rounded out the RIC contingent in double figures withh 13 and 10 points, respectively.

 

Chard led the Corsairs with 11 points, five boards, two assists and two steals.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at UMass Boston, while UMass Dartmouth will host Western Connecticut, on Saturday, Jan. 26.

 

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