HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard Chris Farrington (Fall River, MA)
notched 14 points, three rebounds and two assists.
Sophomore guard CJ Donaldson
(Bridgeport, CT) tallied 12 points, six boards, two assists and
two steals, while freshman guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA)
pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.
Junior guard Brian Hogan-Carey
(Staten Island, NY) led the way for Johnson & Wales with a
game-high 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
Senior forward Jarell Lawson
(Providence, RI) notched a double-double with 12 points, 10
rebounds, three assists and four steals in the win for the Wildcats.
Johnson & Wales took the early,
15-9, lead on a three-pointer from freshman forward Nate Patenude
RIC responded and used an 8-2 run,
capped by a layup from Campbell, to knot the score, 17-17, with 9:15
left in the first half.
The visiting Wildcats then used a
19-3 run to close out the half and took a 36-20 lead heading into
the locker room at halftime.
RIC chipped away at the JWU lead
throughout the second half and cut the deficit down to just three
points, 45-42, on a pair of free throws from freshman guard AJ
Pettway (Worcester, MA) with 12:24 on the clock.
That would be as close as the
Anchormen would get as Johnson & Wales pulled away down the stretch
en route to the 70-62 victory.