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November 29, 2016

 

MOORE’S 24 LEADS ANCHORWOMEN
PAST HORNETS, 61-48

Providence, R.I.--Senior guard Alex Moore (West Newbury, MA) narrowly missed a triple-double with 24 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists to lead the Rhode Island College women’s basketball team to a 61-48 victory against Lyndon State in a non-conference contest played at The Murray Center on Tuesday evening.

 

Moore now needs just 79 more points to become the 14th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau.

 

 

 Senior guard Alex Moore

 

Sophomore forward Molly Phillips (Cranston, RI) added 10 points and five rebounds for RIC (3-3), while junior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) was also in double-figures with 10 points in the win for the Anchorwomen.

 

Junior center Mikayla Hodge (Newbury, VT) paced Lyndon State (1-2) with a double-double, scoring 16 points with 16 rebounds, while junior guard Gabrielle Foy (Wilton, ME) added 22 points and five rebounds for the Hornets.

 

RIC jumped out to the early lead and held the 9-2 advantage on a three-pointer by Moore with 5:24 left in the first quarter. The Anchorwomen held a 13-8 advantage after the first quarter on the strength of eight points by Moore. RIC held Lyndon State to just 23.5 percent (4-for-17) shooting from the field and forced the Hornets into six first quarter turnovers.

 

Lyndon State chipped away at the lead throughout the second quarter and trailed by just four points when a free throw by Foy with 2:35 left on the clock made the score 25-21. RIC responded and closed out the half on a 7-0 run, capped by a free-throw by Rubera with less than a second left on the clock, to give the Anchorwomen their largest lead of the contest, 32-21 heading into the locker room at halftime. Moore notched 10 first-half points for RIC, while Foy registered 10 in the stanza for Lyndon State.

 

The visiting Hornets cut the RIC lead to just three points, 40-37, on a three-pointer by Foy with 2:11 left in the third quarter. That would be as close as Lyndon State would get as RIC took a 44-39 lead after three quarters of play. Lyndon State shot 21.1 percent (8-for-19) from the field for the third quarter.

 

The Anchorwomen regained their double-digit advantage early in the fourth quarter as a three-pointer by Moore gave the team a 49-39 lead with 8:44 left in regulation. RIC led by as many as 15 points down the stretch before taking the 61-48 victory.

 

RIC shot 31.2 percent (24-for-77) from the field, 20.7 percent (6-for-29) from behind the three-point stripe and 58.3 (7-for-12) from the free throw line. Lyndon State shot 33.9 percent (19-for-56) from the field, 14.3 percent (2-for-14) from beyond the three-point line and 61.5 percent (8-for-13) from the free throw line. RIC forced Lyndon State into 24 turnovers and scored 30 points off of those turnovers.  

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Johnson & Wales on Thursday, Dec. 1 (7 p.m.).

 

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