January 4, 2007


Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Score Report

Providence, RI






Bridgewater State (6-3)

Rhode Island College (9-1)






Durgin Scores 1,000th Point in Anchormen Victory
Rhode Island College Off to Best Start in 36 Years

     Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) scored his 1,000th career point on a layup with 15:44 left in the second half, giving Rhode Island College the lead for good in an 88-80 win over Bridgewater State this evening at The Murray Center. Durgin drove baseline and made a tough layup, despite being fouled, to become the 27th member of the Rhode Island College 1,000 Career Point Club.


Prior to Durginís basket, the Anchormen had tied the game, 53-53, on a sophomore forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT) jumper at the 16:49 mark. The Anchormen then went on a 26-11 run over the next 11 minutes to put the game away. Rhode Island College improves to 9-1 on the season, marking the programís best start to open a campaign in 36 years. The victory also stopped a three-game losing streak to the Bears, who the Anchormen had not beaten since Jan. 9, 2003. Rhode Island College, which had not played a game in 20 days, is currently riding a six-game winning streak.


Durgin logged a double-double with a team-high 17 points and 11 rebounds, to go along with three assists and a steal. He currently has 1,004 career points. Durgin was also a key factor defensively, holding Bridgewater State senior guard Tom Cuddihy (Scituate, MA) to 4-for-14 shooting on the night.


Rhode Island College trailed by as many as 11 points in the first session. Senior forward Brian Stanko (Swansea, MA) sparked the Anchormenís comeback, coming off the bench to drain three three-pointers. He finished the game with 15 points and four rebounds. Sophomore guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) and senior guard Kamari Williams (Springfield, MA) also scored in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.


Bridgewater State senior forward Derek Thompson (Hyannis, MA) was a force on both ends of the floor with a game-high 25 points to go along with seven boards and two steals. Sophomore forward Roland Millien (Stoughton, MA) posted a double-double with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds.


The win over the Bears marks the second 2006 Conference Champion the Anchormen have defeated this season (Endicott).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume the Little East Conference schedule, traveling to Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, Jan. 6 for a 3 p.m. tilt.


Senior Guard Kinsey Durgin accompanied by his parents on the night he became just the 27th member of the Rhode Island College Men's Basketball 1,000-Point Club