Saturday, February 4, 2006






Angellís 31 points help Anchorwomen end Easternís 13-0 winning streak




Willimantic, Conn. Ė Senior Jamie Angell (Cranston, RI) had 31 points to lead Rhode Island College to a 84-57 victory over Eastern Connecticut State University for the first time in five seasons, at Saturdayís Alumni Game, held at Francis E. Geissler Gymnasium.


Eastern (17-4/7-3 lec) has not lost to Rhode Island (10-10/2-8 lec) since the 1999-í00 season. 


Eastern was led by junior Sandy Mosley (GOSHEN) with 15 points and six rebounds followed by Katie Kline (NORTH BROOKFIELD, MA) with ten points and Nicky Morey (COLUMBIA) with eight points and two steals. 


Rhode Island opened the game with a 5-0 run and allowed the Warriors to take the lead only twice during the first half.  Ten minutes into the game, Easternís Kline scored a lay-up to give the Warriors a one point advantage; however, Rhode Island responded with a three-pointer by Angell.  The Warriors took the lead again with 5 minutes left in the half; this time by two off a jumper by freshman Kate Brunet (BRISTOL) but the Anchorwomen went on an eight point run to end the half with a 44-35 lead.


Angell recorded 15 of her 31 points for the Anchorwomen but Eastern kept the game close thanks to the scoring efforts of Mosley, Kline and Brunet who scored 25 of the teamís 35 points during the first half.  Rhode Island shot 61.3 percent for the half and 40 percent from the three-point line while Eastern shot at 50 percent and went 0 for 5 from the three-point arch.


Rhode Island continued to dominate the second half, leading by as much as 31 points and only allowing Eastern to come within ten points of the lead.  The Anchorwomen opened the half hitting 7 of 10 field goals while Eastern made just 1 of 16 during the first ten minutes.  The Warriors attempted two more three-pointers during the final 20- minutes but missed both to go 0 of 7 for the game and shot just 33.8 percent from field goal range.  Rhode Island shot 54 percent from the field and 36.4 percent from the arch for the game with Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, ME) contributing 12 points, Colleen Feeney (Providence, RI) and Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) had 10 points each. 


Prior to the start of the game, Easternís Mosley was honored for surpassing 1,000 career points with a commemorative basketball presented by head coach Denise Bierly.  Following the conclusion of the game, seniors Lindsey Karsmarski (w-basketball), Jenn Orme (w-soccer) and Laura Tignonsini (w-track and field) were awarded the Holly E. Zimmerman Memorial Award.  This award is given to exceptional student-athletes within the physical education, athletic training, or sports management majors.  


Eastern travels to Keene State College on Tuesday for a 5:30 p.m. game.