HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC sophomore forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI)
scored seven points, added five rebounds and swiped three steals.
Senior guard Jessa Rubera
(Newton, MA) tallied six points and two assists in the win for
Junior forward Kayleah McGuire
(Somers, MA) led the way for Manhattanville with 11 points and
Sophomore guard Kymane Jones
(Washingtonville, NY) chipped in with eight points, three
rebounds and two assists in the loss for the Valiants.
Both teams struggled offensively
in the first quarter with the score knotted at 12-12.
RIC controlled the action in the
second quarter and took its largest lead of the first half when a
layup from freshman guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI)
gave the Anchorwomen the 22-14 lead with 1:47 left on the clock.
The Anchorwomen took a 24-16 lead
heading into the locker room at halftime.
RIC took its first double-digit
lead of the contest when a layup from freshman forward Sierra
Stewart (North Providence, RI) put the team up by 11, 34-23,
with 2:51 left in the third quarter. The Anchorwomen held a 36-23
advantage after three quarters of play.
Manhattanville chipped away at the
lead throughout the fourth quarter and closed the gap to within one
point, 42-41, on a jumper by freshman guard Amanda Pemberton
(Henderson, NV) with just under four minutes left in the
That would be as close as the
Valiants would get, however as RIC used four points from Gauvin down
the stretch to hold on for the 47-41 victory.