HOW IT HAPPENED
• Sophomore forward Ornela
Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) led the hosts with a career-high 26
points and a game-high 13 rebounds. Freshman guard Brooke Young
(West Warwick, RI) posted 11 points and eight boards.
• Lasell senior guard Morgan
Church (New London, NY) led the visitors with 17 points.
Freshman forward Meghan Carroll (Douglas, MA) pitched in with
13 points and nine boards.
• RIC jumped out to a 13-0 lead
through the first 5:27 of the first quarter, paced by a pair of
three-pointers by Young and a longball from Rubera. The Lasers
scored their first points on a pair of free throws with 3:56 left.
RIC junior guard Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) sank
a three at the 2:05 mark as RIC went into the first intermission up
by 10, 16-6.
• Lasell opened the second quarter on
a 5-0 run, which was highlighted by a trey from junior guard
Taylor Hughey (Redding, CA). RIC responded with a 5-0 run of its
own to lead by 10, 21-11, with just over two minutes remaining in
the first half. Six points in the final minute by Livramento staked
RIC to a 29-17 advantage at halftime.
• RIC led by 16, 35-19, with 7:04
left in the third before the visitors embarked on an 11-3 run to
close the deficit to eight, 38-30, at the 3:42 mark. Five points
from Livramento and a Young trifecta built the host’s lead back up
to 16, 46-30, at the break.
• The Lasers got within five points,
52-47, with 4:42 left in the game on a steal and layup by Church,
but two free throws by McCaffrey and a layup by Livramento put the
Anchorwomen back up by nine and secure the win.