FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 16, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

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#13 Southern Maine (21-2, 11-1)
31
39
 
70

Rhode Island College (12-10, 5-7)

27

24

 

51

 

Anchorwomen Fall to Huskies, 70-51
RIC Falls to 5-7 in LEC Play With Two Games Left

 

Providence, RI—No. 13 Southern Maine improved its record to 21-2 overall and 11-1 in the Little East Conference in a 70-51 victory over Rhode Island College in collegiate women’s basketball action on Saturday afternoon at The Murray Center. RIC falls to 12-10 overall and 5-7 in league action.

 

As in the first meeting between the two clubs, Rhode Island College kept the game close in the first half. The Anchorwomen took a five-point lead, 19-14, on a senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) layup with 10:39 left in the opening stanza. The Huskies responded with an 8-2 run to take the lead, 22-21, on a senior forward Angela Sante Fe (Derry, NH) layup at the 7:47 mark. USM increased the lead to eight points, 31-23, on a layup by sophomore guard Nicole Paradis (Skowhegan, ME) with 1:32 left, until RIC bounced back with two Heard free throws and a sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) three-pointer to end the half down by four, 31-27.

 

The Huskies immediately took charge in the second half, going on a 12-2 run to put the game out of reach. Southern Maine built a game-high 21-point advantage, 70-49, on a junior guard Trisha MacDonald (Millinocket, ME) three-pointer with 30 seconds left in regulation. RIC never got closer than 11 points during the final 20 minutes.

 

Southern Maine junior forward Stacey Kent (Northwood, NH) scored 11 of her 18 points in the first half, finishing with a game-high 12 rebounds to post a double-double. Sante Fe totaled 11 of her game-high 19 points in the second stanza to finish with four rebounds and two assists. Senior forward Shannon Kynoch (South Burlington, VT) logged six points, seven boards, four assists, four steals and two blocks, while senior forward and former Anchorwoman Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, ME) rounded out the Husky contingent in double figures with 11 points and eight rebounds.

 

RIC junior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) posted 15 points and four rebounds, while Heard logged 10 points and three boards.

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Western Connecticut on Tuesday, Feb. 19 at 5:30 p.m. It will be Senior Night as Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) and Heard will be honored prior to the start of the game.

 

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