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November 22, 2011

 

RILEY HELPS RIC WOMEN'S BASKETBALL EVEN RECORD
Senior Forward Shoots 9-for-9 as Anchorwomen Down BSU

Bridgewater, Mass.-Senior forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) paced the Anchorwomen with 21 points, nine rebounds and two blocked shots as the Rhode Island College women's basketball defeated host Bridgewater State, 84-68, on Tuesday evening at the Tinsley Center.

 

Riley was perfect from the field on the night, making all nine of her field goal attempts. RIC (1-1) held a 38-28 halftime advantage and that lead quickly ballooned to 20 as the Anchorwomen scored the first 10 points of the second half.  Rhode Island College got up by as many as 24 (71-44) in the final stanza before settling for the 16-point win.

 

 

 Senior forward Rachel Riley

 

 "We still need to execute more efficiently and smooth some things out, but this is a great win heading into two days off for Thanksgiving," RIC Head Coach Marcus Reilly said afterwards. "We look forward to a big string of games starting with WPI at home on Sunday."

 

Senior guard Cynthia Gaudet (Coventry, RI) added 16 points, a game-high seven assists and a pair of steals for RIC, while classmate Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) chipped in with 14 points, six boards and three steals.  The Anchorwomen shot 52 percent (28-54) from the floor and knocked down 9-of-18 (50 percent) three-point attempts.

 

 Senior forward Shelly DePina (New Bedford, MA) led the way for the hosts (2-1) as she registered a double-double with 18 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.  DePina, who was one of five Bears in double-figure scoring, also blocked two shots and notched three steals.  Junior guard Michaela Cosby (Walpole, MA) and sophomore guard Jenna Williamson (Ludlow, MA) tallied 14 points apiece, while sophomore forward Megan Boutilette (Charlton, MA) scored 10 points and pulled down eight boards.

 

 The Bears struggled with their shooting throughout the game connecting on 35 percent (24-69) of their field goal attempts including just 6-of-21 (29 percent) from three-point range.      

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host WPI on Sunday, Nov. 27 (2 p.m.).

 

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