December 4, 2008




Coro Leads Four in Double Figures as
Anchorwomen Down Camels, 71-55


New London, CT—Freshman guard Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) pumped in 18 points, leading the Rhode Island College Anchorwomen (3-4) to a 71-55 victory over Connecticut College (0-6) in women’s basketball action played at Luce Fieldhouse on Thursday night






 Freshman Guard Stephanie Coro




Senior guard Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) chipped in with 10 points, six boards and four steals to help the Anchorwomen to their second straight win.




Coro was 5-for-8 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point distance in 28 minutes of action off of the RIC bench. Senior guard Michelle McNamee (Cranston, RI) chipped in with 12 points, while classmate LaSheena Boyd (Stratford, CT) contributed 10 points for the visitors, who out-scored the Camels 23-to-7 at the foul line in the victory.




Jacqueline Shinall (Redding Ridge, CT) scored 12 of her 18 points in the second half for Connecticut College, shooting 4-for-7 from long distance and 6-for-11 from the field.


Junior Emily Cummings (Yorktown Heights, NY) finished with nine points and three assists for the Camels. Jacquelyn DeFeo (Stratford, CT) added eight points and three assists for the hosts. Laura Coderre (Monson, MA) pulled down a team-high eight rebounds to go with six points.


Coro scored 11 of her 18 points in the first half and the Anchorwomen built a 33-20 lead at the break.  The Camels used a pressing defense and their transition game to pull off a 12-to-0 run at the start of the second stanza.


DeFeo cut the lead to five and Jennifer Shinall (Redding Ridge, CT) buried a triple at the 16:18 mark that trimmed the visitor’s lead to three points and it was a tight 34-31 game.  The Anchorwomen were able to recover and with 12:06 to go, McNamee converted a momentum changing three-pointer that extended their lead to five, 40-35.


The Camels stuck with the Anchorwomen for most of the half. With 5:56 remaining, Cummings drained a three-ball to pull the hosts within four in a 48-44 game.  But the Anchorwomen’s defensive pressure caused problems for the Camels for most of the night and would eventually put the game out of reach.


On back-to-back possessions, Boyd was able to induce Camel turnovers, converting both steals into easy lay ups to make it an eight point game. Coro followed with a pair of free throws at the 2:36 mark and the visitors had regained a comfortable lead in a 54-44 contest. The Camels would not get any closer and Rhode Island College was able to close out the game on the foul line en route to the 71-55 triumph.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open the Little East Conference circuit at UMass Boston on Saturday, Dec. 6 at 1 p.m.