HOW IT HAPPENED
Livramento scored 10 (10-for-12) of
her 18 points from the free throw line. Sophomore guard Jordyn
Gauvin (Fall River, MA) had eight points, five boards and two
RIC freshman guard Brooke Young
(West Warwick, RI) chipped in with seven points, six boards, two
assists and two steals.
Wesleyan junior forward Tara
Berger (Purchase, NY) led all scorers with 19 points and pulled
down a game-high 11 rebounds.
WU junior guard Olivia Gorman
(Lower Gwynedd, PA) and senior guard Maeve Vitale (Roswell,
GA) contributed 14 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore guard
Ava Tomkins (Juneau, AK) handed out a game-high seven
The Cardinals led, 8-6, with 6:39
left in the first quarter, but promptly went on an 8-4 run to lead,
16-10, with just over four minutes remaining. A Gauvin jumper pulled
the hosts within four, but a freshman guard Emma Roush (Newton,
MA) three-pointer sent Wesleyan into the first intermission up
by seven, 19-12.
A three-pointer from Vitale staked
the Cardinals to a 10 point, 30-20, lead with just over six minutes
left in the half and ignited a run for Wesleyan. The visitors closed
out the stanza on a 16-7 run, which included three longballs, to go
into halftime up by 19, 46-27.
The third quarter saw Wesleyan
increase its lead to as much as 24 points as sophomore center
Heidi Scarth (East Setauket, NY) cashed in a layup with 2:18
left. WU led, 62-40, at the end of three.
The closest RIC would get in the
fourth quarter was 16 points as Wesleyan cruised to the win.