FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 12, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Womenís Basketball Score Report

North Dartmouth, MA

 

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Final

Rhode Island College (12-9, 5-6)
22
40
 
62

UMass Dartmouth (6-16, 2-9)

34

43

 

77

 

ANCHORWOMEN SEE THREE-GAME WINNING STREAK END IN LOSS TO CORSAIRS

 

NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA-The UMass Dartmouth's women's basketball team earned their second conference victory of the season, as the Corsairs defeated the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen, 77-62, in the first game of a Little East Conference doubleheader at the Tripp Athletic Center Tuesday evening.

 

The Corsairs held RIC to only one field goal in the first 8:53 of the game, allowing them to take a double-digit lead, 14-2, behind a three-pointer from senior guard Ashley Chard (Burlington, CT) and layups by senior forwards Lisa Satkevich (Quincy, MA) and Lindsay Marsh (Bristol, CT).

 

The Anchorwomen would trim the lead to nine, 26-17, with 3:34 left in the half on a jumper by sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) and free throws from freshman guard Nell Reinwald (Moosup, CT) and senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI), but UMass Dartmouth regained the momentum as senior forward Vicki Andruszkiewicz (Danvers, MA) sandwiched a deep three-pointer and jumper around senior forward Joya Davisí (Alexandria, VA) layup and free throw to go into the halftime break with a 34-22 advantage.

 

The Corsairs forced the Anchorwomen into 18 first-half turnovers, while only committing seven.

 

After a Chard layup pushed the lead to 38-22 with 16:20 left in the game. RIC would go on a 14-6 run to cut the deficit to eight with 12:54 to play. UMass Dartmouth would respond with a 13-0 run of its own, fueled by layups from Satkevich, Marsh and freshman forward Tashauna Ashmeade (Hyannis, MA) that swelled the lead to 57-36 at the 9:05 mark. The Anchorwomen would get no closer than 12 points the rest of the way as the Corsairs made 18-of-27 attempts from the foul line down the stretch to seal the victory.

 

UMass Dartmouth had four players in double figures as Chard logged a game-high 19 points. Marsh scored 12 points, Andruszkiewicz added 11 points and Satkevich chipped in with 10 points.

 

Mullen led the Anchorwomen with 17 points, while freshman forward Stephanie Noheimer (Willimantic, CT) contributed 9 points.

 

UMass Dartmouth improved to 6-16 and 2-9 in the LEC with the win, while Rhode Island College drops to 12-9 and 5-6 in conference play with the loss. The Corsairs will return to action when they travel to Eastern Connecticut on Saturday afternoon, while Rhode Island College will host Southern Maine in another LEC contest on Saturday.

 

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