January 6, 2009






Providence, RI—Rhode Island College freshman guard Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) netted a career-high 23 points, but fifth-ranked Brandeis stayed undefeated with a 77-47 victory on Tuesday night at The Murray Center.






 Freshman Guard Stephanie Coro




The Judges (10-0) opened the game with an 8-0 spurt, led by back-to-back conventional three-point plays by senior guard Cassidy Dadaos (Healdsburg, CA) and junior backcourt mate Jessica Chapin (Mendon, NY).




The Anchorwomen (4-7) bounced back with an 8-2 run of their own, paced by two Coro three-pointers. The comeback was short-lived, however, as the Judges erupted for a 20-1 run to build a 30-9 advantage with just under four minutes left in the first half. RIC built some momentum to cut the deficit to 34-18 at the break. RIC shot just 21.7 percent (5-for-23) and turned the ball over 17 times in the first 20 minutes.




Brandeis did not allow the Anchorwomen to get any closer than 17 points over the final half. Each of the Judges’ 14 players, who saw action in the game, scored at least two points. Brandeis’ bench held a 37-13 scoring advantage. Dadaos led the club with 12 points, to go along with a team-high six boards, three assists and a block. Junior guard Carmela Breslin (McKees Rocks, PA) scored all of her 11 points in the second half.


RIC junior forward Cassi Malec (Glocester, RI) and classmate guard LaSheena Boyd (Statford, CT) chipped in with nine and eight points, respectively. Freshman forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) matched her season-high with 10 rebounds.


The Anchorwomen held an advantage on the glass, outrebounding Brandeis, 40-36. The Judges came into the game shooting an average of 42 percent from downtown, but RIC was able to hold Brandeis to just 29 percent (5-for-18).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Roger Williams on Thursday, Jan. 8. The No. 5 Judges open the UAA conference circuit at No. 1 Rochester on Friday, Jan. 9 at 6 p.m.