January 8, 2009






Providence, RIóRhode Island College freshman guard Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) scored a game-high 21 points, while senior backcourt mate Tyla Martin (Cumberland, RI) netted 15 points, to lead the Anchorwomen past Roger Williams, 71-39, in collegiate womenís basketball action on Thursday evening at The Murray Center.



Senior Guard Tyla Martin



The win for RIC (5-7) snapped a three-game losing streak and helped the Anchorwomen earn their sixth consecutive win over RWU. The Hawks (2-9) suffer their eighth straight loss.




Rhode Island College opened up a 27-point halftime advantage (40-13), capitalizing on 21 first-half Hawk turnovers. RWU also suffered offensively in the first stanza, shooting just 13 percent (3-for-24) from the field. The Anchorwomen opened the game on a 9-0 run, holding the Hawks scoreless for the first 7:08, and never relinquished the lead.




Coro, who scored over 20 points for the second consecutive game, added four boards and three steals. She was a perfect 9-for-9 from the free throw line and has missed just once (18-for-19) over the past two games. Junior guard LaSheena Boyd (Stratford, CT) pitched in with six points, six rebounds, five assists and seven steals, which ties the RIC record for the second-most in a game.


Freshman Guard Stephanie Coro


Freshman forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) contributed nine points, four boards and three steals, while junior frontcourt mate Cassi Malec (Johnston, RI) logged six points, a team-high seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.


The Hawks finished the game with 37 turnovers and shot 20 percent (12-for-59) from the floor. Sophomore guard Kate Malenczak (Sayville, NY) led RWU with 10 points, while senior forward Paige Congdon (Sandwich, MA) grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.


RIC enjoyed its largest margin of victory (32 points) this season in the win. The Anchorwomen shot 41 percent (24-for-59) from the field and made 19 of 27 from the free throw line (70 percent).


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume the Little East Conference circuit on Saturday, Jan. 10 when the Anchorwomen square off against Plymouth State.