FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

March 2, 2010

 

RILEY, SCOTT AND BURNS RECEIVE
ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS

Providence, R.I.—Rhode Island College sophomore forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI), senior guard Denise Scott (Yonkers, NY) and freshman forward Courtney Burns (Rockland, MA) garnered All-Little East Conference Honors for the 2009-10 season.

 

 After making the All-Rookie team last year, Riley has been named Second Team All-Little East. She played in 26 games, starting all of them this season. Riley averaged 12.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.7 steals per game. She ranks first on the team in total rebounds and second in total points, while ranking fourth in steals and fifth in assists. Riley had season-highs of 24 points, 15 rebounds and five assists at Western Connecticut on Jan. 19. She also had 15 rebounds on two other occasions this season.

 

 

 Sophomore forward Rachel Riley

 

Scott, who was second in the conference in steals, was named to the league’s All-Defensive Team. She played in 24 games, starting 18 of them. Scott averaged 12.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 3.6 steals per game. She ranks first on the team in steals and second in total rebounds, while ranking third in total points and assists. Scott had season-highs of 22 points and four assists vs. Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 23, grabbed eight rebounds vs. Plymouth State on Feb. 20 and had eight steals, tied for a program best, against Southern Maine on Jan. 12. Scott also had four assists on two other occasions this season.

 

 

 Senior guard Denise Scott

 

Burns was selected by the league’s coaches to the conference’s All-Rookie Team. She played in 26 games, starting 16 of them, in her first year as an Anchorwoman. Burns averaged 5.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. She had season-highs of 18 points against Connecticut College on Dec. 3, grabbed five rebounds on multiple occasions and had seven steals vs. Salve Regina on Dec. 8.

 

 

 Freshman forward Courtney Burns

 

Head Coach Marcus Reilly’s squad finished the season at 16-10 and 7-7 (fifth place) in the Little East Conference. The Anchorwomen lost to fourth-seeded Keene State in quarterfinal action of the 2010 LEC Tournament.

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