December 16, 2006


Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI






Westfield State (4-5)

Rhode Island College (8-3)






Martin’s 12 Points Leads All Scorers

     Providence, RI—Rhode Island College defeated Westfield State, 54-34, in a low-scoring affair at The Murray Center on Saturday afternoon. The Anchorwomen’s 54 points were their lowest offensive output of the season, while the Owls’ compiled their lowest point total, 34, of the year as well. Both teams struggled taking care of the basketball, each turning the ball over 23 times in the contest.


RIC pulled ahead late in the first half to take a 25-18 lead into the break. The Anchorwomen opened the second frame on a 13-2 run to take a 38-20 lead and a freshman guard Kirstyn Storti (Exeter, RI) layup at 7:55 built a 24-point lead, 48-24, to seal the win.


Rhode Island College sophomore guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) led all scorers with 12 points, on 5-for-9 shooting, to go along with four steals and three rebounds. Senior forward Kari Geisler (Deerfield, NH) pulled in 11 rebounds, including 10 in the first half. Junior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) came off the bench with an eight-point, eight-rebound effort.


Free throws played a factor as the Anchorwomen connected on 14 of 19 attempts for a 74 percent effort. Rhode Island College has won four of its last five games.


The Owls, who shot just 26 percent (13-for-51) from the field, see a modest three-game winning streak come to an end in the loss. Westfield State is 1-5 away from home this season. Sophomore guard Lauren Sylvain (Hadley, MA) posted seven points, four boards and two steals.


RIC is off for finals and the holidays. The Anchorwomen will resume the season on Saturday, Jan. 6 at Eastern Connecticut.