For Immediate Release

January 14, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Winter Sports Update #4

Men’s Basketball
(1-14 Overall, 0-4 in the Little East)

Providence, RI—Head Coach Mike Kelly’s Anchormen are 1-14 overall and 0-4 in the Little East Conference. RIC stopped a 13-game losing streak with a 73-71 victory at Bridgewater State College on Jan. 10. It Mike Kelly’s first win as a collegiate Head Coach.

RIC went 0-3 during its trip to Florida over the holidays. RIC fell to Warner Southern 93-60 on Jan. 2, as well as losing both games of the Flagler College Invitational, falling to Flagler 119-68 on Jan. 4 and 96-87 to Virginia Intermont on Jan. 5.

The Anchormen dropped two Little East games last week, falling 81-52 at Southern Maine on Jan. 8 and 90-63 to Plymouth State on Jan. 12.

Freshman forward Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) has played in 15 games, starting 11 of them. He is averaging 9.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game.

Freshman forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) has played in 15 games, starting 11 of them. He is averaging 9.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 0.9 steals per game. Harris scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds in the win over Bridgewater State.

Junior guard Eric Britto (Riverside, RI) has played in 15 games, starting seven of them. He is averaging 8.1 points, 1.4 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.0 steal per game.

Sophomore center Kurt Gorter (North Kingstown, RI) has played in nine games, starting eight of them. He is averaging 7.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game.

Junior guard James Heady (Bridgeport, CT) has played in 15 games, starting six of them. He is averaging 7.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

Sophomore forward Mike Costigan (Pawtucket, RI) has played in 15 games, starting 12 of them. He is averaging 5.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game.

Freshman guard Greg Bushey (Hudson, NH) has played in ten games. He is averaging 4.7 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game.

Freshman forward Ian Robertson (Naugatuck, CT) has played in 15 games, starting ten of them. He is averaging 4.4 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Senior guard Mike Monahan (Johnston, RI) has played in ten games. He is averaging 2.2 points and 1.2 rebounds per game.

Freshman forward Raleigh Brennan (Middletown, RI) has played in 12 games. He is averaging 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

Sophomore forward Matt Records (East Greenwich, RI) has played in ten games. He is averaging 3.6 points and 1.3 rebounds per game.

Sophomore guard Bobby Carroll (Fairfield, CT) has joined the team this semester. He has played in one game. He is averaging 4.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game.

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Western Connecticut on Jan. 15, host Keene State on Jan. 17 and play at Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 19.

 

Women’s Basketball

(2-13 Overall, 0-5 in the Little East)

Head Coach Mike Kelley’s team is 2-13 overall and 0-5 in the Little East Conference. RIC has lost eight straight games. The Anchorwomen’s last win was a 55-43 victory over Pine Manor on Dec. 4.

The Anchorwomen went 0-3 during the club’s trip to Florida. RIC lost to Warner Southern 67-52 on Dec. 31. The Anchorwomen dropped both games of the Webber College Invitational, falling to Seton Hill 78-44 on Jan. 4 and 63-56 to Gordon on Jan. 5.

RIC dropped two Little East Conference games last week, falling 60-44 to top-ranked Southern Maine on Jan. 8 and 70-59 to Plymouth State on Jan. 12.

Sophomore forward Elizabeth Shields (Warwick, RI) has played in 15 games, starting all of them. She is averaging 9.7 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.2 blocks and 1.7 steals per game.

Sophomore guard Monyca Vickers (Mattapoisett, MA) returned to the lineup against Southern Maine after missing over a month with a severely broken nose. She has played in nine games, starting six of them. Vickers is averaging 7.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.4 steals per game.

Sophomore guard Katie Hansen (Narragansett, RI) was named to the Webber College Invitational’s All-Tournament Team for her performance in those two games. She has played in 15 games, starting 14 of them. She is averaging 8.3 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Senior forward Melanie Wolf (Gorham, NH) has played in 15 games, starting all of them. The co-captain is averaging 3.4 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

Sophomore guard Angela Sarette (Putnam, CT) has played in 15 games, starting six of them. She is averaging 9.5 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game.

Sophomore guard Tara Mekuto (Providence, RI) has played in 15 games, starting three of them. She is averaging 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.

Freshman guard Becca Bissonnette (Danielson, CT) has played in 15 games, starting all of them. She is averaging 5.8 points and 5.1 rebounds per game.

Sophomore guard Abby Ferri (Greene, RI) has played in 15 games, starting one of them. She is averaging 2.6 points, 2.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game.

Junior guard Pamela Kelly (West Hartford, CT) has played in 14 games. The co-captain is averaging 1.4 points and 1.0 rebound per game.

Junior guard Alicia Hersperger (Providence, RI) has played in nine games. She is averaging 1.1 rebounds per game.

Freshman forward Elizabeth Valeika (Woonsocket, RI) has played in six games.

In upcoming action, RIC will play at Western Connecticut on Jan. 15 and at Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 19.

 

Wrestling

(2-7 overall; 0-1 in the NECCWA; 0-0 in the Pilgrim League)

Head Coach Jay Jones’ Anchormen are 2-7 overall and 0-1 in the New England College Conference Wrestling Association (NECCWA). RIC has yet to see action in the Pilgrim Wrestling League.

RIC placed 17th at Citrus Invitational on Dec. 29 during the team’s trip to Florida over the holidays. The Anchormen also took part in the Citrus Duals, going 1-3 in four matches on Dec. 30. RIC fell to Olivet 23-12, Ursinus 24-12 and Wilmington 31-24, but ended the day with a 36-12 win over Rose-Hulman.

RIC hosted a quad-meet on Jan. 12, falling to New York University 25-17, Oneonta State 33-12 and to Wilkes 34-12 on the day.

Junior Mike Riley (Lowell, MA) is currently ranked number one in New England at 133 pounds. The co-captain is 24-4 at 133 pounds with 101 points, 78 takedowns, nine reversals, 29 escapes, 11 near-falls and three wins by fall on the year. Riley placed first at the Citrus Invitational and is currently riding an 11-match winning streak. He has not lost since the championship match of the Scranton Invitational on Dec. 1.

Freshman Justin Deveau (North Attleboro, MA) is ranked sixth in New England. He is 17-9 at 197 pounds with 71 points, 25 takedowns, ten reversals, 25 escapes, eight near-falls and five wins by fall on the year.

Sophomore Walter Borden (East Providence, RI) is 7-13 at 165 and 174 pounds with 35 points, 11 takedowns, eight reversals, 28 escapes, seven near-falls and three wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Patrick DeThomas (Harrisville, RI) is 2-5 at 174 and 184 pounds with six points, six takedowns, one reversal, four escapes and one near-fall on the year.

Sophomore Gerard D’Arezzo (Cranston, RI) is 3-10 at 184 and 285 pounds with 15 points, four takedowns, one reversal and 17 escapes one near-fall and two wins by fall on the year.

Sophomore Luke Emmons (West Greenwich, RI) is 10-12 at 141 pounds with 48 points, 15 takedowns, ten reversals, 14 escapes, four near-falls and four wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Eddy German (Providence, RI) is 2-4 at 125 pounds with six points, five takedowns and nine escapes on the year.

Freshman Jordan Goor (Lowell, MA) is 2-15 at 285 pounds with nine points, three takedowns, four reversals, 15 escapes and one win by fall on the year.

Freshman Matt Kelly (Carver, MA) is 5-8 at 141 and 149 pounds with 24 points, six takedowns, two reversals, 17 escapes and six near-falls and two wins by fall on the year.

Freshman Andre LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) is 0-5 at 184 and 197 pounds with one reversal and six escapes on the year.

Freshman Gerard LaBonte (Harrisville, RI) is 4-13 at 165 and 174 pounds with 19 points, nine takedowns, 12 reversals, 31 escapes, five near-falls and two wins by fall on the year.

Senior Chad Lampert (Georgetown, MA) is 6-8 at 141 and 149 pounds with 26 points, 17 takedowns, four reversals, 19 escapes, four near-falls and one win by fall on the year.

Freshman Mike LoSasso (Riverside, RI) is 0-1 at 149 pounds with one escape on the year.

Senior Mike Penza (Cranston, RI) is 2-4 at 157 and 165 pounds with 12 points, one reversal, 13 escapes, one near-fall and one win by fall on the year.

Freshman Tim Robblee (Wakefield, MA) is 3-11 at 157 and 174 pounds with 11 points, nine takedowns, three reversals, nine escapes and seven near-falls on the year.

Freshman Mike Skaling (Greene, RI) is 1-8 at 157 pounds with three points, four takedowns and 11 escapes on the year.

Freshman Amos Traystman (Montville, CT) is 3-4 at 125 pounds with 15 points, one takedown and one reversal on the year.

Freshman Mike Vieira (Narragansett, RI) is 3-8 at 125 pounds with 15 points, five takedowns, four reversals, five escapes and two wins by fall on the year.

In upcoming action, the Anchormen will host one of their fiercest rivals, WPI, on Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Prior to the match; RIC will honor the former wrestlers who were part of NECCWA Championship teams in each of their four years at RIC (1988-92) as well as the coaches. RIC will take part in the New England duals, hosted by Wesleyan, on Jan. 19.

 

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