forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) posted a
double-double with 10 points, 13 rebounds, three assists and three
steals as Rhode Island College fell to Plymouth State, 61-51, in
Little East Conference women's basketball action played at Foley
Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon.
Plymouth State 61,
Rhode Island College 51
Plymouth State (7-18,
Rhode Island College
(9-16, 2-12 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Freshman guard Brooke Young
(West Warwick, RI) scored a career-high 18 points to go along
with seven rebounds, two assists and four steals.
Senior guard Jessa Rubera
(Newton, MA) pitched in with 12 points and five boards. Freshman
forward Sierra Stewart (North Providence, RI) registered six
points and six rebounds.
PSU had four players score in
double figures, led by junior guard Cassidy Emerson (Concord, NH)
with 17 points, eight rebounds and five steals.
The Panthers led by one,
13-12, after the first quarter. PSU led by eight, 30-22, with
1:28 left in the half, but a pair of Stewart free throws pulled RIC
within six at the break.
A Young jumper gave RIC its first
advantage since the opening minutes, 31-30 with 7:28 left in the
third. Young canned a three-pointer to put the Anchorwomen up by a
team-best five, 37-32, with 5:48 left, but the hosts embarked on a
9-2 run to lead by two, 41-39, after three.
The closest RIC would get to PSU in
the final quarter was three points, but the Panthers quickly put up
some points to pull away and earn the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
RIC shot 35 percent (17-for-49)
from the field, 39 percent (7-fo-18) from beyond the three-point arc
and 67 percent (10-for-15) from the free throw line.
PSU shot 43 percent (23-for-53)
from the field, 13 percent (1-for-8) from downtown and 70 percent
(14-for-20) from the charity stripe.
RIC dominated the glass, 41-27, but
committed 29 turnovers compared to the host's 12 miscues.