November 24, 2009



Bridgewater, Mass.Sophomores Stephanie Coro (North Providence, RI) and Rachel Riley (Coventry, RI) scored 17 and 16 points, respectively, in a 21-point, 77-56, win at Bridgewater State on Tuesday evening at the Tinsley Center.


RIC (4-0) stays unbeaten and continues to have its best start in 12 years. Sophomore guard Brittany Saccoccio (Glocester, RI) rounded out the RIC contingent in double figures with a 12-point effort, while dishing out six assists and swiping four steals. Junior forward Lauren Harrington (Exeter, RI) grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.



 Sophomore guard Stephanie Coro


The Bears (2-2) suffer their second consecutive defeat. RIC freshman reserve Courtney Burns (Rockland, MA) chipped in with ten points on 5-of-8 shooting


 "Our ability to force turnovers and convert them into transition baskets was really the difference tonight," RIC Head Coach Marcus Reilly said. "While going deep into our bench without any dropoff continues to be a strength, I was excited to see our sophomore class show the ability to carry us offensively as well."


The Anchorwomen took advantage of 34 Bridgewater State turnovers, turning them into 36 points.  19 of those turnovers came in the first half. Rhode Island College never trailed in the game.  Leading by just three points with under three minutes left in the opening stanza, the Anchorwomen ended the half on a 10-0 run to take control of the game for good.  RIC got up by as many as 26 points in the second half before settling for the 77-56 win.



Sophomore guard Brittany Saccoccio


 Freshman guard Elisha Homich (Lowell, MA) paced the Bears with 10 points, five  rebounds and three steals.  Sophomore forward Shelly DePina (New Bedford, MA) scored nine points and grabbed five boards, while freshman guard Michaela Cosby (Walpole, MA) added nine points, four rebounds and two steals.  


RIC is off for Thanksgiving and will resume action at home against cross-city rival Johnson & Wales on Tuesday, Dec. 1.