HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI)
added four points, a team-best nine rebounds and three blocks, while
senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) contributed seven
points in the loss for the Anchorwomen.
Senior forward Mariah Nicholas
(Acushnet, MA) led the way for Roger Williams with 14 points and
Senior guard Anna Walther
(Northampton, MA) was also in double-figures with 10 points, six
rebounds and two blocks in the win for the Hawks.
Roger Williams raced out to an
early, 10-2, lead after a layup from Nicholas.
RIC responded and cut the lead
down to two, 14-12, on a layup from Livramento with :28 left in the
Roger Williams controlled the
action to start the second quarter and used a 10-0 run to take a
24-12 advantage on a free throw from senior forward Stephanie
Bramante (Stoneham, MA) with 5:23 left in the half.
RIC cut the lead to just seven
points on several occasions late in the first half, but couldn't get
any closer as Roger Williams took a 37-25 advantage heading into the
locker room at halftime.
RWU led by as many as 15 points
several times throughout the third quarter and was up, 47-32, lead
after three quarters of play.
The Hawks took their largest lead
of the game, 53-34, with just over five minutes left in the contest
on a layup from Nicholas.