January 10, 2007


Kinsey Durgin Earns Second Weekly Honor


Providence, RIóRhode Island College senior guard Kinsey Durgin (Greenwood, ME) was named to the Eastern College Athletics Conference (ECAC) honor roll for his impressive performances during the week ending Jan. 7. Less than twenty-four hours earlier, Durgin was selected as the Little East Conference Menís Basketball Player of the Week by the conference office. He averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 65 minutes of action.


Durgin scored 17 points to become just the 27th Rhode Island College men's basketball student-athlete to eclipse the 1,000 career-point benchmark in an 88-80 victory over Bridgewater State College on Jan. 4. He also pulled in a season-high 11 rebounds against the Bears, marking his first double-double of the campaign.


Later in the week, Durgin registered 12 points, hauled in five rebounds and handed out an assist as the Anchormen defeated Little East Conference rival Eastern Connecticut, 87-79, in overtime on Jan. 6.


Through the first 12 games this season, Durgin is averaging 15.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and 1.5 steals. He leads the team in scoring and assists (33), while ranking fifth in the conference in scoring. Durgin has reached double figures in scoring in his past six contests, including a season-high 29 points at Plymouth State on Dec. 9.    


Rhode Island College (11-1), which is enjoying its best start in the past 36 years, returns to action on Jan. 11 when the  Anchormen travel to Framingham State for a 7 p.m. tipoff.