HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior forward Justin
Campbell (New Haven, CT) recorded a double-double with 13 points
and 12 rebounds.
• Junior forward Grant Gillis
(Jamestown, RI) narrowly missed a double-double with 13 points,
eight rebounds and two blocks in the setback for the Anchorwomen.
• Freshman guard Charlie Mitchell
(Boston, MA) led the way for UMass Boston with 13 points and six
• Freshman guard Charles Mitchell
(Boston, MA) added seven points, 10 rebounds and three assists
in the win for the Beacons.
• RIC opened the game with a
three-pointer by Floyd and a pair of free throws by sophomore guard
CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) to lead by five, 5-0. RIC built
a 19-4 advantage with 11:27 left in the first half on junior forward
Justin Campbell’s (New Haven, CT) jumper.
• UMB’s Charlie Mitchell converted a
layup as part of an 8-0 run to pull the Beacons within seven, 19-12,
with 8:54 left. RIC quickly went on the offensive and closed out the
frame on a 14-6 run to go up by 15, 33-18, at halftime.
• The visitors slowly began a
comeback bid in the second half to trim their deficit and outscored
the hosts, 19-5, over the first 9:28 of the stanza to trail by just
one, 38-37. RIC bounced back and an offensive rebound and putback by
Campbell gave the Anchormen some breathing room, 44-39, with just
over eight minutes left to play.
• A three-pointer by Charles
Mitchell (Boston, MA) gave UMB its first lead of the day, 47-46,
with 4:58 remaining. A free throw by senior forward James Hawkins
Jr. (West Medford, MA) increased the visitors lead to four,
52-48, with just over four minutes remaining in the contest.
• RIC regained the lead, 53-52, on a
three-pointer from Floyd.
• Sophomore guard Dasan Cinelli
(Boston, MA) scored what would prove to be the game-winner for
UMB as he hit a layup with :14 remaining after a RIC miss to make
the score 54-53.
• The Anchormen had one last shot,
but a three-pointer at the buzzer fell just short as the Beacons
held on for the league victory.