November 16, 2007


Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Score Report

Middletown, CT






Rhode Island College (1-0)

Western New England (0-1)






Anchormen Win Season-Opener Over Golden Bears
Hill, Brown & Johnson Contribute to Win

            Middletown, CTóRhode Island College opened the 2007-08 season with a 65-56 win over Western New England at the Wesleyan Tip-Off Tournament on Friday evening. The Anchormen will advance to face Springfield in the title game tomorrow afternoon.


After trailing, 10-2, at the start, the Anchormen moved out to a 23-14 lead with 10:45 remaining in the first half and never trailed again. RIC led, 35-20, at the half, but the lead quickly grew to 43-31 on three-point baskets by sophomore guard Carlos Brown (Lawrence, MA) and junior guard Cameron Stewart (Newport, RI) and a bucket by junior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, CT). The Anchormen kept a double-digit advantage for the majority of the second stanza, before finishing with a nine-point victory.


Brown and junior guard Tirrell Hill (Bronx, NY) led RIC in scoring with 12 points apiece. Johnson was one-point shy of a double-double, logging a game-high 15 boards to go along with nine points. Stewart added nine points, two boards, two assists and a steal. Junior forward Zerimar Ramirez (Pawtucket, RI) contributed seven points and nine boards in just 14 minutes.


Western New Englandís Asif Abdul-Wadud led all scorers with 15 points, while posting a team-high nine rebounds and five assists.



 Junior Forward Kaseem Johnson