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May 1, 2008

 

Rhode Island College
2007-08 Women’s Basketball Season Summary

12-13 Overall; 5-9 (fifth place) in the Little East Conference

Providence, RI--Head Coach Spencer Manning’s (Career record: 68-65, .511) team finished the 2007-08 season with a 12-13 overall record and a 5-9 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen were the fifth seed in the 2008 Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament and were eliminated in first round action by fourth-seeded Keene State, 58-46, on Feb. 26.

 

 

 

Senior guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) leaves Rhode Island College having played in a school-record 106 games, starting 60 of them. She totaled 500 points, 278 rebounds, 382 assists and 218 steals during her career. Coughlin averaged 4.7 points, 2.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 2.1 steals per game. She is second all-time in program history in career assists.

 

As a senior in 2007-08, she played in 25 games, starting all of them. Coughlin averaged 8.9 points, 4.3 rebounds, 6.1 assists and 2.9 steals per game. She dished out 152 assists on the season, a new program record. Coughlin scored a season-high 20 points vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 9, grabbed nine rebounds against Keene State on Dec. 8, handed out 11 assists vs. UMass Boston on Jan. 26 and logged seven steals on two occasions. Coughlin was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week once and named to the Weekly Honor twice on the season.

 

As a junior in 2006-07, she played in 28 games, starting 25 of them. She averaged 5.3 points, 2.9 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game. Coughlin led the team in assists and steals. She scored a season-high 14 points vs. Wheaton on Mar. 2, grabbed eight rebounds vs. UMass Boston on Jan. 13, dished out 10 assists vs. Connecticut College on Dec. 7 and logged seven steals twice.

 

As a sophomore in 2005-06, Coughlin played in 26 games, starting three of them. She averaged 3.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She registered season-highs of 15 points and six steals vs. Mitchell on Jan. 31, seven rebounds vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 6, seven assists vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 12 and one block twice.

 

As a freshman in 2004-05, she played in 27 games, starting seven of them. She averaged 1.9 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She registered season-highs of eight points, nine rebounds and six steals vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 7 and seven assists vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 5.

 

She is a exercise science major and a 2004 graduate of Bishop Feehan High School.

 

Senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) leaves Rhode Island College having played in 90 career games, starting 24 of them. She totaled 438 points, 301 rebounds, 35 assists, 25 blocks and 69 steals during her career. Heard averaged 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 rebounds per game. She owns a .763 (145-190) career free throw percentage, which ranks fifth all-time.

 

As a senior in 2007-08, she played 23 games, starting 22 of them. Heard averaged 10.6 points and 6.6 rebounds, leading the club in those categories, as well as, 1.0 assist and 1.7 steals per game. She led the club in both scoring and rebounding. Heard scored a season-high 18 points and dished out four assists at Mitchell on Feb. 6, grabbed 10 rebounds on four occasions, logged four blocks vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 1 and made six steals against Western Connecticut on Feb. 19. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week once on the season.

 

As a junior in 2006-07, she played in 28 games. She averaged 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Heard scored a season-high 14 points vs. Connecticut College on Dec. 7, grabbed eight rebounds on three occasions, dished out three assists vs. Keene State on Dec. 2 and registered four steals at Wesleyan on Dec. 12.

 

As a sophomore in 2005-06, Heard played in 18 games. She averaged 1.1 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. Heard registered season-highs of 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks and four steals vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 12 and one assist vs. Southern Maine on Feb. 11.

 

As a freshman in 2004-05, she played in 21 games, starting two of them. She averaged 3.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. Heard registered season-highs of 18 points and two assists vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 5, nine rebounds vs. Pine Manor on Jan. 13, one steal and one block on several occasions. She was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll once this season.

 

She is a physical education/health major and a 2004 graduate of Coventry High School.

 

Junior forward Cassi Malec (Glocester, RI) was unable to play all season due to a knee injury.

 

Junior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) played in 24 games, starting 20 of them. She averaged 9.2 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.7 steals per game. Martin scored a season-high 19 points in back-to-back games vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 1 and Johnson & Wales on Dec. 4, grabbed seven rebounds vs. Plymouth State on Jan. 12, logged four assists vs. UMass Boston on Jan. 26 and made seven steals against Wilkes on Nov. 17.

 

Junior guard Michelle McNamee (Cranston, RI) played in 25 games, starting six of them. She averaged 8.6 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. McNamee scored a season-high 20 points vs. Roger Williams on Jan. 8, grabbed 11 rebounds vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 1, handed out two assists on several occasions and made four steals vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 12.

 

Sophomore guard Christina Coro (North Providence, RI) played in 17 games, averaging 0.8 points and 0.7 rebounds per game. She scored four points vs. Tufts on Nov. 16 and grabbed three rebounds at Southern Maine on Jan. 15.

 

Sophomore forward Jennifer Knott (Narragansett, RI) played in 23 games, starting 18 of them. She averaged 9.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Knott scored a season-high 23 points at Plymouth State on Jan. 12, grabbed nine rebounds vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 1 and Wellesley on Nov. 27, logged three assists against Roger Williams on Jan. 8 and made six steals vs. Wilkes on Nov. 17. Knott was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Weekly Honor Roll once on the season.

 

Sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) played in 25 games, starting 22 of them. She averaged 10.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Mullen scored a season-high 18 points vs. Mitchell on Feb. 6 and Connecticut College on Dec. 6, grabbed 10 rebounds at Westfield on Dec. 15, registered five assists twice and two steals on several occasions.

 

Freshman forward Amanda Burns (Warwick, RI) played in 20 games, averaging 0.5 points and 0.8 rebounds per game. She scored a season-high three points against Johnson & Wales on Dec. 4 and equaled that mark to go along with five rebounds vs. Bridgewater State on Nov. 20.

 

Freshman forward Stephanie Noheimer (Willimantic, CT) played in 25 games, starting 12 of them. She averaged 5.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game. She scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds at Mitchell on Feb. 6.

 

Freshman guard Nell Reinwald (Moosup, CT) played in 19 games, averaging 0.6 points and 1.0 rebounds per game. She scored a season-high four points and grabbed four rebounds at Mitchell on Feb. 6, dished out three assists vs. UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 22 and made three steals at Southern Maine on Jan. 15.

 

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