HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC junior forward Justin
Campbell (New Haven, CT) scored a team-best 17 points with six
Sophomore guard CJ Donaldson
(Bridgeport, CT) tallied 16 points, seven assists and four
rebounds for the Anchormen.
Senior guard Roosevelt Shider
(Meriden, CT) was also in double figures with 11 points in the
Elms was paced by freshman guard
Greg Metelus (Palm Beach, FL) with a game-high 19 points, five
rebounds and four assists.
Freshman guard Michal Ohradka
(Feeding Hills, MI) was also in double figures with 10 points,
five boards and four assists in the loss for the Blazers.
The two teams traded leads in the
early stages with the score tied, 14-14, midway through the first
Elms then used a 20-10 run, capped
by a three-pointer from Metelus, to take its first double-digit
advantage, 34-24 with 1:34 left in the stanza.
The Anchormen responded and closed
out the half on a 9-0 run and trailed by just one, 34-33, at
RIC controlled the action to start
the second half, using an 18-4 run to start the stanza, capped by a
layup from Shider, to take a 51-38 advantage with 8:17 left in the
Elms cut the deficit down to just
four points on a jumper from Metelus, making the score 53-49 wit
4:58 left on the clock.
That would be as close as the
Blazers would get as RIC pulled away down the stretch to take the
71-59 victory, led by several Donaldson free throws.