FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 12, 2009

 

STEPHANIE CORO NAMED LITTLE EAST
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, RI-Rhode Island College freshman Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the third time this season.

 

 

 Freshman Guard Stephanie Coro

 

Coro continued to have the hot hand for Rhode Island College, averaging 19.3 points in a 1-2 week. She scored a season-high 23 points against nationally-ranked Brandeis on Jan. 6, while pumping in 21 against Roger Williams two days later. Coro capped off the week with a 14-point performance against conference rival Plymouth State on Jan. 10, marking the eighth consecutive contest she has reached double figures in scoring. A prolific scorer, Coro connected on 36 percent (nine-for-25) from behind the three-point arc, while converting on 91 percent (21-for-23) from the foul line for the week.

 

She has played in 13 games, starting five of them. Coro is averaging 16.1 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

 

Head Coach Marcus Reilly’s team is 5-8 overall and 1-2 in the Little East Conference. In upcoming action, RIC will host nationally ranked Southern Maine on Tuesday, Jan. 13.

 

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