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November 15, 2017

 

GAUVIN’S 19 LEADS RIC PAST VIKINGS, 50-44

Salem, Mass.-- Sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds to lead the Rhode Island College women’s basketball team a 50-44 victory at Salem State in a non-conference contest to open the 2017-18 season on Wednesday evening. The win was the first collegiate victory for Rhode Island College’s first-year Head Coach Jenna Cosgrove.

 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 50, Salem State 44
Rhode Island College (1-0)
Salem State (0-1)

 

 

 Sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin

 

HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC senior guard Amber DeCristofaro (Smithfield, RI) tallied seven points to go along with three rebounds and two assists.

Senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) notched seven points and swiped six steals, while sophomore forward Omela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) chipped in with six points and a game-high 13 rebounds.

• Junior forward Kia Fernandes (Wareham, MA) led the way for Salem State with 13 points and five rebounds, while senior guard Norma Waggett (Saugus, MA) added nine points and a team-best five boards in the loss for the Vikings.

• Salem State led, 14-7, late in the first quarter before a run from RIC, which included three-pointers from Gauvin and Rubera, tied the game, 14-14, late in the frame.

• The Vikings led, 24-18, with 6:31 left in the first half. RIC closed out the stanza on an 8-1 run to take a 26-25 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.

• RIC pushed its lead to double-digits when a three-pointer from Rubera made the score, 41-31, with 8:22 left in the contest.

• Salem State chipped away at the advantage and closed the gap to just two points on a three-pointer from Waggett, 46-44, with just 1:15 remaining. That would be as close as the Viking would get, however, as the Anchorwomen made four free throws down the stretch to secure the victory.

 

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 29.1 percent (16-of-55) from the field, 38.9 percent (7-of-18) from the three-point line and 55.0 percent (11-of-20) from the free throw line.

• Salem State shot 30.2 percent (16-of-53) from the field, 16.7 percent (3-of-18) from the three-point line and 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from the free throw line.

• RIC outrebounded Salem State by a 48-36 margin and forced Vikings into 22 turnovers.

 

WHAT’S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will face Elms in opening round action of the Gordon Invitational Tournament on Friday, Nov. 17 (5 p.m.).

 

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