HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore guard Jordyn
Gauvin (Fall River, MA) had 16 points, three boards, two assists
and two steals.
Freshman guard Brooke Young
(West Warwick, RI) pitched in with 11 points and drained three
UMass Boston freshman center
Shania Osborne (Fairfield, CT) narrowly missed a double-double
effort with a team-high 19 points, nine rebounds and three blocks.
UMB freshman forward Joie Grassi
(Plymouth, MA) posted 13 points, while senior forward Raven
Kelsey (Boston, MA) registered 10 points.
The Anchorwomen opened the first
quarter on a 5-0 run, capped by a layup from Livramento. UMass
Boston battled back and took the lead, 16-14 on a three-pointer by
freshman guard Megan Dixon (Hanover, MA) with 1:36 left in
the stanza. The visitors led by three, 20-17, at the end of the
first frame as Dixon converted a layup in the final seconds.
A RIC freshman guard Brooke
Young (West Warwick, RI) three-pointer tied the game 17 seconds
into the second half and kicked off a 9-0 run by the hosts to go up
by six, 28-22, with 7:19 left in the half. Two free throws by UMB
freshman forward Geanna Williams (Cromwell, CT) pulled the
Beacons within a pair, 30-28, with 4:02 left, but RIC erupted for a
10-3 run to close out the half to go up by nine, 30-31.
A Young three-pointer with 5:57
left in the third gave RIC its largest lead, 48-32, but the visitors
steadily trimmed away at their deficit to trail by just five, 51-46,
at the end of three.
A three-pointer by UMB freshman
guard Jalani Jackson (Brockton, MA) put the Beacons on top by
two, 53-51, with seven minutes left in the game. A Livramento jumper
regained the advantage for RIC, 59-58, with 1:39 left, but a bucket
and foul shot by Osborne on the ensuing possession put UMB back on
top. A key layup by Kelsey helped seal the win with 33 seconds
BY THE NUMBERS
RIC shot 44 percent (22-for-50)
from the field, 36 percent (5-for-14) from downtown and 67 percent
(10-for-15) from the free throw line.
UMB shot 41 percent 922-for-54)
from the field, 29 percent (5-for-17) from beyond the three-point
arc and 55 percent (16-for-29) from the charity stripe.
UMB outrebounded RIC, 37-31. RIC
turned the ball over 19 times, while the visitors committed 15