FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

January 13, 2018

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL FALLS, 51-48, TO PANTHERS

Providence, R.I.-Junior guard Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) posted a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds as the Rhode Island College women’s basketball team fell to Plymouth State, 51-48, in a Little East Conference contest played at The Murray Center on Saturday afternoon.

 

THE BASICS

Plymouth State College 51, Rhode Island College 48

(Rhode Island College 7-7, 1-4 LEC)

(Plymouth State College 5-9, 1-4 LEC)

 

 

 Junior guard Margaret McCaffrey

 

HOW IT HAPPENED

• RIC sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) notched 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists.

 

• Senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) added seven points, five rebounds and two assists in the setback for the Anchorwomen.

 

• Junior guard Jess Conant (Canton, ME) led the way for Plymouth State, narrowly missing a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds.

 

• Junior forward Cassidy Emerson (Concord, NH) also nearly recorded a double-double for the Panthers, posting eight points and nine boards.

 

• The two teams battled back and forth throughout the first quarter with Plymouth State taking an 18-13 advantage at the first intermission.

 

• The visiting Panthers led by as many as eight points in the second quarter when a layup from junior guard Debra Morrill (Concord, NH) made the score 28-20 with 2:02 left in the half. Plymouth State held a 28-25 lead at halftime.

 

• RIC chipped away at the lead in the third quarter and took a 33-31 advantage on a three-pointer from McCaffrey with 3:18 left in the stanza. The Anchorwomen led by three, 40-37, after three quarters of action.

 

• Plymouth State opened the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run and held a 47-40 lead after a layup from freshman forward Elizabeth McLaughlin (Melvin Village, NH) with 5:31 remaining in the contest.

 

• RIC trimmed the lead to just three points when a pair of free throws from Rubera put the score at 51-48 with 1:41 left on the clock.

 

• The Anchorwomen had several chances down the stretch to tie the contest, which included a missed three-pointer at the buzzer, as Plymouth State held on for the league victory.

 

BY THE NUMBERS

• RIC shot 25.4 percent (18-of-71) from the field, 24.3 percent (9-of-37) from the three-point line and 75.0 percent (3-of-4) from the free throw line.

 

• Plymouth State shot 37.5 percent (21-of-56) from the field, 18.2 percent (2-of-11) from the three-point line and 53.8 percent (7-of-13) from the free throw line.

 

•  RIC outrebounded Plymouth State by a 48-44 margin and forced the Panthers into 15 turnovers in the contest.

 

WHAT’S NEXT

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at home vs. Western Connecticut on Wednesday, Jan. 17 (5:30 p.m.).

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