HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) added 17
points, five rebounds, five assists and five steals in the setback.
Junior forward Justin Campbell
(New Haven, CT) was also in double figures with 10 points and
four boards for the Anchormen.
Salem State senior guard Shaquan
Murray (Boston, MA) led the way with a game-high 21 points, five
rebounds and two assists.
Senior forward Drew Healy
(Lowell, MA) notched a double-double with 18 points and a
game-high 13 rebounds, while junior guard Alex Santos (Lawrence,
MA) had 20 points and four assists in the victory for the
The two teams traded baskets early
with RIC holding a 14-13 advantage on a layup by Floyd with 11:03
left in the first half.
Salem State then went on an 11-0
run, capped by a layup from junior forward Temitope Bailey (West
Springfield, MA), to take a 24-14 lead with just under six
minutes left on the clock.
The visiting Vikings built on their
lead the rest of the stanza and took a 40-26 advantage heading into
the locker room at halftime.
Salem State extended the lead to
58-36 on a layup from Healy with 11:58 remaining in the contest.
RIC responded and trimmed the lead
down to 11, 64-53, on a pair of free throws from junior center
Grant Gillis (Jamestown, RI) with 6:27 remaining. Salem State
countered with a quick run to put the game out of reach.