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February 26, 2008

 

Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Keene, NH

 

The 2008 Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament

 

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Final

#5 Rhode Island College (12-13)
21
25
 
46

#4 Keene State (16-10)

32

26

 

58

 

RIC’S SEASON COMES TO AN END
Owls Advance to LEC Semifinals

            Keene, NH—Fourth-seeded Keene State defeated fifth-seeded Rhode Island College, 58-46, in quarterfinal action of the 2008 Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. The Anchorwomen see their season come to an end, while the Owls will advance to face top-seeded Southern Maine on Friday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.

 

It was the final collegiate game for RIC seniors Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) and Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA). Heard went down fighting, posting a double-double with a game-high 17 points to go along with 10 rebounds. Coughlin logged six points, three assists and four steals. She closed out her career with 382 assists, ranking second in program history. Her 152 helpers this campaign is a new RIC single-season record.

 

The Owls (16-10) held an 11-point halftime advantage and RIC was not able to get any closer than six points in the second stanza. Sophomore forward Nicole Simmler (Oxford, MA) posted a double-double of her own with a game-high 14 rebounds, 11 of which came on the defensive side, and 11 points. Junior forward Jenn Kinney (Salem, NH) finished one-rebound shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Sophomore guard Kristin Degou (Newburyport, MA) led KSC with a 13-point effort.

 

RIC (12-13) sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) contributed 14 points in a losing effort.

 

 

 Senior Sherri Heard

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