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February 26, 2002

 

Rhode Island College Menís Basketball

2001-02 Season Summary

(1-24 Overall, 0-14 in the Little East)

Providence, RIóHead Coach Mike Kelly ended his first season as a collegiate head coach with a 1-24 overall record and a 0-14 record in the Little East Conference in 2001-02

Senior guard Mike Monahan (Johnston, RI) leaves RIC after two seasons of action in an Anchorman uniform. Prior to coming to RIC, he spent two seasons at the Community College of Rhode Island in 1998-99 and 1999-00. During his four-year college career, he played in 72 career games, starting two of them. He totaled 279 points, 54 rebounds, 23 assists, 13 steals and three blocks for his career.

As a senior in 2001-02, Monahan played in 20 games, starting in two of them. He averaged 2.5 points and 0.9 rebounds per game on the season. Monahan scored a career-high ten points vs. Western New England on Nov. 16 and again on Feb. 9 vs. Southern Maine.

As a junior in 2000-01, Monahan played in 23 games. He averaged 4.3 points, 0.8 rebounds, 0.3 assists and 0.4 steals per game. Monahan was second on the team with 23 made three-point baskets. He scored a season-high nine points vs. Keene State. He grabbed a season-high three rebounds twice, vs. Plymouth State and Warner Southern.

During his two seasons at CCRI, Monahan played in 29 games, averaging 4.6 points per game for the Knights.

Monahan is a history major and a 1998 graduate of Bishop Hendricken High School.

Junior guard Eric Britto (Riverside, RI) played in 25 games, starting 16 of them. He averaged 8.3 points, 1.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 0.9 steals per game on the season. Britto tallied a career-high 21 points and dished out six assists vs. Virginia International on Jan. 5. He scored a team-high 17 points vs. Warner Southern on Jan. 2.

Junior forward Mike Costigan (Pawtucket, RI) played in 25 games, starting 21 of them. He averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 0.6 steals and 1.4 assists per game on the season. Costigan scored a season-high 13 points vs. Hartwick on Nov. 17.

Junior guard James Heady (Bridgeport, CT) played in 24 games, starting eight of them. He averaged 5.1 points, 2.9 rebounds, 0.7 steals and 1.3 assists per game on the season. Heady tallied a season-high ten points and matched a career-high with seven rebounds vs. Hartwick on Nov. 17 and again on Jan. 8 vs. Southern Maine.

Sophomore guard Bobby Carroll (Fairfield, CT) joined the team second semester and played in 11 games. He averaged 7.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game on the season. Carroll drained five three-point field goals and recorded a career-high 17 points vs. Keene State on Feb. 2. He tallied a team-high 16 points vs. Southern Maine on Feb. 9.

Sophomore center Kurt Gorter (North Kingstown, RI) played in 16 games, starting 13 of them. He averaged 7.2 points, a team-high 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game on the season. Gorter notched a career-high 20 points on 8-of-9 from the field vs. UMASS-Dartmouth on Feb. 12. He recorded a career-high 12 rebounds vs. UMASS-Boston on Dec. 8 and duplicated the feat three days later vs. Johnson & Wales.

Sophomore forward Matt Records (East Greenwich, RI) played in 19 games. He averaged 3.4 points, 1.6 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game on the season. Records tallied a career-high nine points vs. Flagler on Jan. 4.

Freshman forward Raleigh Brennan (Middletown, RI) played in 21 games, starting one of them. He averaged 1.9 points and 1.8 rebounds per game on the season. Brennan scored a career-high eight points and snagged a career-high six rebounds vs. Coast Guard on Dec. 4.

Freshman guard Greg Bushey (Hudson, NH) played in 20 games. He averaged 4.2 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 assists per game on the season. Bushey scored a career-high 17 points vs. Johnson & Wales on Dec. 11.

Freshman forward Jason Harris (Bedford, MA) played in 25 games, starting 20 of them. He averaged a team-high 9.8 points, 6.9 rebounds and 0.8 steals per game on the season. Harris put up a team season-high of 22 points and grabbed ten rebounds in RICís lone win vs. Bridgewater State on Jan. 12. He scored 17 points and pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds vs. Western Connecticut.

Freshman forward Kevin Payette (Woonsocket, RI) played in 25 games, starting 19 of them. He averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game on the season. Payette scored a season-high 21 points vs. UMASS-Boston on Dec. 8. He tallied 15 points in the Anchormenís lone win vs. Bridgewater State on Jan. 12.

Freshman forward Ian Robertson (Naugatuck, CT) played in 25 games, starting 15 of them. He averaged 3.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.7 blocks per game on the season. Robertson tallied a career-high 13 points vs. Coast Guard on Dec. 4. He pulled down a team season-high 13 rebounds vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 15.

 

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