HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore forward Ornela
Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) tallied 22 points with eight
rebounds, four assists and four steals.
Sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin
(Fall River, MA) added 19 points, eight assists and seven
rebounds for the Anchorwomen.
Senior guard Amber DeCristofaro
(Smithfield, RI) was also in double figures with 12 points, six
rebounds and five assists in the setback for RIC.
Junior guard Jancy Sherwood
(Poughquag, NY) led the way for Western Connecticut with a
game-high 30 points, two rebounds and two assists.
Freshman guard Frances Snyder
(Pine Plains, NY) added 16 points and three assists, while
freshman center Faith Thurmond (Seymour, CT) was also in
double figures with 12 points, five rebounds and four steals in the
win for the Colonials.
The two squads traded leads
throughout the first quarter with RIC holding a 24-20 advantage
heading into the first intermission.
RIC pushed its lead to
double-digits early in the second quarter when a jumper from
sophomore guard Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) put
the Anchorwomen up, 30-20, with 8:12 left in the first half.
RIC took a 48-40 lead heading into
the locker room at halftime.
The Anchorwomen increased their
lead to as many as 16 points several times in the third quarter,
which included a 64-48 lead after a layup from Brielmaier with 4:22
left in the quarter. RIC had the 72-61 lead after three quarters of
The visiting Colonials chipped away
at the lead and took their first advantage of the second half when a
three-pointer by Sherwood put the team up by one, 82-81, with just
under a minute left on the clock.
Western Connecticut then hit six of
eight free throws in the final minute of action to secure the 89-84