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August 28, 2009

 

2008-09 Rhode Island College

Women’s Basketball Season Summary
(10-16 Overall; 5-9 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, RI—Head Coach Marcus Reilly’s (Career record: 10-16, .385) team finished the 2008-09 season with a 10-16 overall record and a 5-9 (fifth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

 

 

One of the main highlights of the season was the Anchorwomen’s, 82-74, win over eventual Little East Champion Southern Maine on Jan. 13. The victory snapped a 24-game losing streak to the Huskies, which dated back to 1997.

 

Senior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) wraps up her four-year career at Rhode Island College having played in a 101 games, starting 77 of them. She totaled 776 points, 275 rebounds, 132 assists and 140 steals during her career. Martin averaged 7.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.4 steals per game for her career.

 

As a senior in 2008-09, Martin played in 26 games, starting 18 of them. She averaged 7.8 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. Martin recorded season-highs of 15 points twice, once vs. Southern Maine on Jan. 13 and again vs. Roger Williams on Jan. 8, six rebounds twice, once at Connecticut College on Dec. 4 and again vs. Bridgewater State on Nov. 25, five assists vs. Fitchburg State on Feb. 5 and four steals at Connecticut College on Dec. 4.

 

As a junior in 2007-08, Martin 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006-07, Martin played in 25 games, starting 23 of them. She averaged 8.9 points, 2.4 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She scored a season-high 22 points and registered six steals vs. UMass Boston on Jan. 23, logged six rebounds at Connecticut College on Dec. 7, dished out four assists vs. Plymouth State on Dec. 9.

 

As a freshman in 2005-06, Martin was named to the Little East Conference All-Rookie Team. She played in 26 games, starting 19 of them. She averaged 5.0 points, 2.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals per game. Martin registered season-highs of 18 points and seven rebounds vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 18, three assists three times, two blocks vs. Skidmore on Nov. 19 and three steals twice.

 

She is an elementary education major with a concentration in special education and is a 2005 graduate of Cumberland High School.

 

Senior guard Michelle McNamee (Cranston, RI) wraps up her two-year career at Rhode Island College having played in a 50 games, starting 23 of them. She totaled 362 points, 175 rebounds, 48 assists and 47 steals during her career. McNamee averaged 7.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.9 steals per game as an Anchorwoman.

 

As a senior in 2008-09, McNamee played in 25 games, starting 17 of them. She averaged 5.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.8 steals per game. McNamee recorded season-highs of 14 points at UMass Boston on Dec. 6, eight rebounds vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 27, three assists at Salve Regina on Nov. 15 and two steals multiple times.

 

As a junior in 2007-08, McNamee 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.

 

As a sophomore in 2006-07, she played in 30 games for the Community College of Rhode Island, averaging 7.5 points and 3.4 rebounds per game.

 

As a freshman in 2005-06, McNamee played in 29 games for the Community College of Rhode Island, averaging 4.2 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

 

She is a psychology major and a 2005 graduate of Cranston High School East.

 

Junior forward Ashley Abrahamson (Raynham, MA) played in 25 games, starting 12 of them. She averaged 6.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. Abrahamson registered season-highs of 16 points twice, once vs. Eastern Connecticut on Feb. 21 and again at Johnson and Wales on Dec. 2, 11 rebounds at UMass Boston on Dec. 6 and three steals on multiple occasions.

 

Junior guard LaSheena Boyd (Stratford, CT) played in 26 games, starting eight of them. She averaged 6.4 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Boyd registered season-highs of 13 points twice, once vs. Eastern Connecticut on Feb. 21 and again at UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 20, seven rebounds at Salve Regina on Nov. 15, seven assists at UMass Boston on Dec. 6 and seven steals vs. Roger Williams.

 

Junior forward Christina Coro (North Providence, RI) played in eight games.

 

Junior forward Jenn Knott (Narragansett, RI) played in 21 games this season. She averaged 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per game. Knott registered season-highs of seven points at Wellesley College on Dec. 9 and five rebounds twice, vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 10 and again at Southern Maine on Feb. 14.

 

Junior forward Cassi Malec (Glocester, RI) played in 23 games, starting 22 of them. She averaged 7.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. Malec registered season-highs of 22 points at Salve Regina on Nov. 15, eight rebounds on many occasions, four assists vs. Bridgewater State on Nov. 25 and five steals vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 27. She was named to the Little East Conference Weekly Honor Roll once on the season.

 

Junior guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) played in 26 games, starting 20 of them. She averaged 3.6 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.8 steals per game. Mullen registered season-highs of 13 points and eight rebounds vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 10, four assists at Johnson and Wales on Dec. 2 and four steals at Connecticut College on Dec. 4.

 

Sophomore forward Stephanie Noheimer (Willimantic, CT) played in 13 games.

 

Freshman guard Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Year and Second Team All-LEC and to the leagues All-Rookie Team. Coro played in 26 games, starting 18 of them. She averaged a team-leading 14.6 points and 2.0 steals per game, to go along with 2.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. Coro registered season-highs of 23 points vs. Brandeis on Jan. 6, eight rebounds at Salve Regina on Nov. 15, three assists on multiple occasions and eight steals vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 27. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week three times on the season. She was named the team's MVP.

 

Freshman guard Rachel Motta (Tiverton, RI) played in nine games. She averaged 0.7 points and 0.2 rebounds per game. Motta registered a season-high four points vs. Roger Williams on Jan. 8.

 

Freshman center Marjorie Pfeiffer (Middletown, RI) played in eight games. She averaged 0.5 points and 1.1 rebounds per game. Pfeiffer registered season-highs of four points vs. UMass Boston on Jan. 24 and three rebounds vs. Roger Williams on Jan. 8.

 

Freshman forward Vanessa Powers (Marshfield, VT) played in five games.

 

Freshman forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) was named to the Little East Conference All-Rookie Team. Riley played in 26 games, starting 18 of them. She averaged 6.8 points, a team leading 7.5 rebounds, 0.9 assists and 1.8 steals per game. Riley registered season-highs of 16 points and four assists vs. UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 10, 16 rebounds at UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 20 and four steals on multiple occasions. She was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.