HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) added 13
points, eight rebounds and four assists in the victory.
Senior guard Amber DeCristofaro
(Smithfield, RI) pulled down six boards to go with three assists
and two blocks in the win for the Anchorwomen.
Sophomore forward Kenzie Bennett
(Lake George, NY) paced Keene State with 12 points and three
Freshman guard Lilly Shlimon
(Pelham, NH) narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and
nine boards in the loss for the Owls.
RIC held an 8-5 advantage in the
first quarter after a layup by Livramento with 4:22 left on the
clock. Keene State then closed out the quarter on a 5-2 run to tie
the game 10-10 at the first intermission.
The Anchorwomen controlled the
action in the second quarter and took their first double-digit
advantage when a three-pointer from Gauvin made the score 25-15 with
:36 left in the first half. RIC took a 25-17 lead heading into the
locker room at halftime.
Keene State chipped away at the
lead and got within a single point when a three-pointer from Bennett
made the score 27-26 with 4:55 left in the third quarter. RIC held
the slight, 32-30, lead after three quarters of action.
The visiting Owls led by one,
37-36, after a three-pointer from junior guard Emily McPadden (Tyngsborough,
MA) with 6:13 left in the contest. RIC then closed out the game
on a 6-2 run, which included a pair of baskets from Livramento down
the stretch, to take the 42-39 victory.