February 13, 2016



Gorham, Maine-Senior forward Devin Hill (Danielson, CT) scored 17 points and grabbed nine rebounds as the Rhode Island College womenís basketball team fell, 63-34, to Little East Conference foe Southern Maine on Saturday afternoon.


The Anchorwomen (6-15, 4-8 LEC) opened the game quickly, with a three-pointer by Hill putting them ahead, 5-2, just 1:53 into the contest. The Huskies (13-10, 7-5 LEC) responded with a 12-0 run, which was capped by a layup from sophomore guard Kayla Stacy (Auburn, NH) with 2:45 remaining in the first quarter. A trey from Hill cut the deficit to six, 14-8, with 1:28 left in the first quarter, but a layup from senior forward Ella Ramonas (Portland, ME) sent the game into the second quarter with USM holding a 16-8 advantage.


RIC opened the second quarter on a 6-1 run, capped by a Hill layup with 3:36 left in the stanza to cut the USM lead down to three, 17-14. The Huskies responded, using a 6-0 run over the remainder of the second quarter to take a nine-point, 23-14, lead into the halftime break.



 Senior forward Devin Hill


The second half opened quickly for the Huskies, with a trey from sophomore guard Kristie McNall (Wakefield, MA) putting the hosts up by 15, 33-18, with 4:23 remaining in the stanza. A pair of free throws from junior guard Alex Moore (West Newbury, MA) put the Anchorwomen within 12, 37-25, but Ramonas was able to score four of the next six points to send the Huskies into the final frame with a 41-27 advantage.


The Huskies blew open the game in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Anchorwomen, 22-7, in the final 10 minutes to secure the 29-point, 63-34, victory. The Huskies used hot shooting in the fourth quarter, shooting 52.9 percent (9-for-17) from the floor, 66.7 percent (2-for-3) from three-point range and a perfect 100 percent (2-for-2) from the charity stripe to secure the victory for the Huskies.


RIC shot just 19.6 percent (11-for-56) from the field, 19.0 percent (4-for-21) from downtown and 61.5 percent (8-for-13) from the free throw line. Hillís 17 points and nine rebounds led the way for the Anchorwomen. Moore tossed in 12 points, while grabbing six rebounds in the defeat.


USM shot 40.4 percent (23-for-57) from the field, 22.7 percent (5-for-22) from long range and 75.0 percent (12-for-16) from the charity stripe. Ramonas led all scorers with 24 points and 13 rebounds, while also contributing five assists and five steals. Senior guard Gretchen Anderson (Kittery Point, ME) ranked second on the squad with 10 points, seven rebounds and five assists in the victory.


In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at homes against Western Connecticut on Wednesday, Feb. 17 (5:30 p.m.).