HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore forward Ornela
Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) finished with eight points, three
boards, two blocks and a pair of steals.
Senior guard Amber DeCristofaro
(Smithfield, RI) contributed six points and four rebounds.
USM junior guard Kimberly
Howrigan (Fairfield, VT) finished with 11 points and a game-high
Husky sophomore forward Chantel
Eells (Turner, ME) also notched a double-double with 10 points
and 10 rebounds.
USM senior guard Emily Nicholson
(Quispamsis, ME) and freshman backcourt mate Kristen Curley
(Gorham, ME) each notched a game-high 12 points. Junior guard
Alexa Srolovitz (Montreal, QC) finished with six points, four
assists and three steals.
The visitors jumped out to a 17-10
lead in the first quarter as a Livramento layup capped the frame's
scoring with 1:44 left.
USM used a 9-0 run, capped by a
sophomore guard Mychaela Harton (Georgia, VT) three-pointer,
to take a 19-17 lead with 3:18 left in the first half. A Rubera trey
with :54 left in the first half sent RIC into the locker room
holding a 25-23 lead.
USM took control midway through the
third quarter as Eells converted a layup as part of a 12-2 run to go
up by eight, 37-25. A Rubera three pulled the visitors within three,
35-32, at the end of the stanza.
A 10-2 run by the hosts to open the
fourth and final quarter sealed the Anchorwomen's fate.