HOW IT HAPPENED
RIC junior center Grant Gillis (Jamestown, RI) narrowly
missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Roosevelt Shider (Meriden, CT) chipped in with eight points and
four rebounds in the loss for the Anchormen.
Ty Lee (Boston, MA) led the way for UMass Boston with 21
Iser Barnes (Boston, MA) recorded a double-double with 12 points
and 11 boards in the win for the Beacons.
RIC had control
of the game early on and held a 12-4 advantage after a pair of free
throws from Gillis with 15:43 remaining in the first half.
took their first double-figure lead of the game, 17-7, on a
three-pointer from freshman guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA)
with 14:15 remaining in the stanza.
throughout most of the first half and held the 34-31 advantage after
a jumper by Floyd with 4:00 on the clock.
then closed out the half on an 8-1 run to take a 39-35 lead heading
into the locker room at halftime.
built on their lead throughout the early stages of the second half
and took a 53-40 lead on a layup from Barnes with just under 14
minutes left in the contest.
RIC cut the
lead down to just three points several times late in the contest,
but couldn't get any closer as UMass Boston held on for the victory.