FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 26, 2009

 

RACHEL RILEY NAMED LEC
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Providence, RI-The Little East Conference recognized Rhode Island College freshman forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) as the Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for her performance in a 2-0 week for the Anchorwomen.

 

 

 Freshman Forward Rachel Riley

 

Riley was a dominant force in the low post this past week, averaging 11.5 points and 11.5 rebounds to lead Rhode Island College to a pair of conference victories. She shot 71.4 percent from the floor (10-for-14), while also collecting seven steals. Riley registered her first collegiate double-double at UMass Dartmouth on Tuesday, scoring 15 points and collecting 16 caroms, in a 63-49 victory. She logged eight points, seven boards and three steals as the Anchorwomen defeated UMass Boston, 76-61, on Saturday.

 

For the season, she has played in 17 games, starting nine of them. Riley is averaging 5.2 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. RIC is currently 8-9 overall and 4-3 in the Little East.

 

In upcoming action, the Anchorwomen will host Western Connecticut in a Little East battle on Tuesday, Jan. 27.

 

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