HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard CJ Donaldson
(Bridgeport, CT) tallied 12 points, four rebounds and four
Junior forward Justin Campbell
(New Haven, CT) was also in double figures with 12 points and
four boards in the loss for the Anchormen.
Western Connecticut junior guard
Tyler Rowe (East Hartford, CT) led all scorers with 25 points,
five assists and four rebounds.
Junior forward Rashard Rodriguez
(Trumbull, CT) chipped in 13 points and four rebounds in the win
for the Colonials.
The two teams traded leads
throughout the first half with neither team building more than a
six-point advantage. Western Connecticut took a 34-33 lead heading
Western Connecticut built on its
lead throughout the second half and took their first double-digit
advantage, 66-54, on a layup from sophomore forward Jonathan
Mowatt (Waterbury, CT) with 6:16 left in the contest.
The visiting Colonials then held on
for the 78-70 victory.