FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

February 19, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI

 

1

2

 

Final

Western Connecticut (14-9, 6-7)
25
35
 
60

Rhode Island College (19-5, 11-2)

37

34

 

71

 

STEWART IS PERFECT AS RIC DOWNS COLONIALS, 71-60
Lyons Dominates the Paint in Regular Season Home Finale

            Providence, RIóJunior guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) scored 15 points on 5-for-5 shooting from the field, which included four three-pointers, as Rhode Island College downed Western Connecticut, 71-60, in collegiate menís basketball action on Tuesday evening at The Murray Center.

 

The Anchormen, who have won six of their last seven games, raise their record to 19-5 overall and 11-2 in the Little East Conference. With a win Saturday afternoon at Eastern Connecticut, RIC can clinch at least a share of the 2008 Little East Conference Regular Season Championship and secure homecourt advantage throughout the upcoming tourney. 

 

 

 Junior Guard Cameron Stewart

 

WestConn came into tonightís action one of the hottest teams in the Little East, having won its last five games. The Colonials, who fall to 14-9 overall and 6-7 in league action, had not lost a game since falling to the Anchormen, 90-83, back on Jan. 29.

 

Stewart added two rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals to his unblemished shooting performance. Junior center Wil Lyons (Warwick, RI) was equally dominant down low, scoring a game-high 17 points on 7-for-10 shooting. He also contributed six rebounds and two assists. Freshman guard Anthony Fortes (East Providence, RI) rounded out the hostís contingent in double figures with a 13-point effort. Junior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) and rookie backcourt mate Antone Gray (Providence, RI) each handed out four assists, while junior guard Bobby Bailey (Fall River, MA) turned in another defensive gem with four steals.

 

WestConnís 60 points was its second lowest offensive output of the season. Junior guard Dashon Jennings (Bridgeport, CT), who came into the contest averaging 17.4 points per game over the past five contests, was held to just one field goal on 1-for-12 shooting and just three points. Sophomore forward Wilburt Jarrett (Hartford, CT) was a spark off the bench with 12 points and eight rebounds.

 

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