HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) tallied
a team-high 12 points, six rebounds and four assists.
Senior guard Amber DeCristofaro
(Smithfield, RI) recorded eight points and five boards in the
setback for the Anchorwomen.
Freshman guard Tahjai Mazyck
(Hamden, CT) led the way for UMass Boston with 14 points and
Freshman forward Joie Grassi
(Plymouth, MA) added 10 points and five boards in the win for
UMass Boston led by as many as
four points early in the first quarter before taking a 12-10
advantage into the first intermission.
The host Beacons took their
largest lead of the first half when a three-pointer by freshman
forward Geanna Williams (Cromwell, CT) made it 29-22 with
2:24 left in the stanza.
UMass Boston held a 31-24 lead
heading into the locker room at halftime.
The Beacons pushed their advantage
to nine points on several occasions in the third quarter before RIC
cut the lead down to just one point, 44-43, on a layup from
sophomore forward Jessica Brielmaier (West Greenwich, RI) at
the end of the quarter.
A layup from Brielmaier just :16
into the fourth quarter gave the Anchorwomen their first lead,
45-44, since early in the contest.
UMass Boston responded and used a
7-0 run, capped by a four-point play from freshman guard Megan
Dixon (Hanover, MA), to regain the, 51-45, advantage.
The Beacons then pulled away down
the stretch to take the 11-point victory.