FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

December 5, 2016

 

NO. 2 AMHERST DOWNS RIC, 80-25

Amherst, Mass.-The Rhode Island college women’s basketball team dropped an 80-25 decision at No. 2 Amherst in a non-conference contest played at LeFrak Gymnasium on Monday evening.

 

Senior guard Alex Moore (West Newbury, MA) paced RIC (4-5) with 13 points and four rebounds. She now needs just 39 points to become the 14th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. Freshman guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) added seven points in the setback for the Anchorwomen.

 

 

 Senior guard Alex Moore

 

Senior Ali Doswell (Richmond, VA) led the way for Amherst (7-0) and narrowly missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds, while sophomore Emma McCarthy (Shelton, CT) added 12 points and seven boards for the Purple & White. Senior Meredith Doswell (Richmond, VA) was also in double-figures with 12 points in the victory. 

 

After Moore scored the first basket of the game for RIC, Amherst controlled the action for the remainder of the first quarter and took a 21-4 advantage at the first intermission. The Purple & White outrebounded RIC by a 13-4 margin in the first quarter and connected on five shots from behind the three-points stripe.

 

Amherst carried the action in the second quarter and took the commanding, 40-9, advantage heading into the locker room at halftime. Moore scored all nine points in the half for the Anchorwomen, while McCarthy had 12 points for the Purple & White. RIC shot just 18.2 percent (4-of-22) from the field for the first half while Amherst held a 27-9 advantage on the glass.

 

The third quarter had Amherst extend its lead to 63-18 and the Purple & White continued to build on the advantage throughout the fourth quarter en route to the 80-25 victory. 

 

RIC shot 28.2 percent (11-of-39) from the field, did not connect (0-of-11) from behind the three-point stripe and 33.3 percent (3-of-9) from the free throw line. Amherst shot 42.4 percent  (28-of-66) from the field, 39.0 percent (16-of-41) from three-point land and 53.3 percent (8-of-15) from the free throw line.  

 

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Emmanuel on Wednesday, Dec. 7 (7 p.m.).

 

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