January 26, 2008


Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball Score Report

Boston, MA






Rhode Island College (9-7, 3-4)

UMass Boston (6-10, 1-6)






Coughlin’s Career-High 11 Assists Helps RIC Win Second Straight LEC Contest

                Boston, MA—The Rhode Island College women’s basketball team won its second consecutive Little East Conference game, downing UMass Boston, 69-57, to improve to 9-7 overall and 3-4 in league play on Saturday afternoon at the Clark Athletic Center. The Beacons suffer their fourth straight loss, and third consecutive LEC defeat, to fall to 6-10 overall and 1-6 in the conference.


RIC, which led wire-to-wire, scored the first six points of the game and opened up a 9-2 advantage on a three-pointer by sophomore guard Alice Mullen (Saunderstown, RI) with 16:39 left in the first half. The Beacons cut the Anchorwomen advantage down to five points, 17-12, with 12:48 remaining on a trey by a senior guard Ashley Greene (Brookline, MA). Rhode Island College then went on a 17-8 run to build a game-high 16 point lead, 34-18, on a sophomore forward Jenn Knott (Narragansett, RI) layup at the 4:59 mark and went into halftime up by 12, 38-26.


The Beacons whittled the RIC lead down to seven points on two occasions in the second stanza, but were unable to close the gap. Rhode Island College senior point guard Sarah Coughlin (North Attleboro, MA) dished out a career-high 11 assists, including six first-half helpers, en route to logging her first career double-double with 10 points, seven boards and seven steals.



 Senior Guard Sarah Coughlin


Junior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) contributed a game-high 18 points to go along with six boards, five steals and four assists. Senior forward Sherri Heard (Coventry, RI) posted 11 points, seven boards and a game-high two blocks. Knott added 10 points, four boards and four steals. Mullen missed the double-digit scoring club by one with a nine-point effort.


Greene and senior guard Myrna Tangar (Randolph, MA) were the lone bright spots for the Beacons. Greene scored 12 points, while Tangar grabbed a game-high 17 rebounds. UMB shot just 27 percent (15-for-56) from the field, while the Anchorwomen countered with a 48 percent (28-for-58) mark.


The Beacons turned the ball over 28 times, while RIC forced 18 steals.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Western Connecticut, while UMass Boston will travel to UMass Dartmouth, on Tuesday, Jan. 29 for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off.