HOW IT HAPPENED
senior guard Amber DeCristofaro (Smithfield, RI) tallied
seven points to go along with three rebounds and two assists.
Senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) notched
seven points and swiped six steals, while sophomore forward Omela
Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) chipped in with six points and a
game-high 13 rebounds.
• Junior forward Kia Fernandes
(Wareham, MA) led the way for Salem State with 13 points and
five rebounds, while senior guard Norma Waggett (Saugus, MA)
added nine points and a team-best five boards in the loss for the
• Salem State led, 14-7, late in the
first quarter before a run from RIC, which included three-pointers
from Gauvin and Rubera, tied the game, 14-14, late in the frame.
• The Vikings led, 24-18, with 6:31
left in the first half. RIC closed out the stanza on an 8-1 run to
take a 26-25 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC pushed its lead to
double-digits when a three-pointer from Rubera made the score,
41-31, with 8:22 left in the contest.
• Salem State chipped away at the
advantage and closed the gap to just two points on a three-pointer
from Waggett, 46-44, with just 1:15 remaining. That would be as
close as the Viking would get, however, as the Anchorwomen made four
free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.