HOW IT HAPPENED
Malcolm Smith (Old Orchard Beach, ME) pulled down a team-high 10
CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) scored seven points, dished out
three assists and swiped two steals.
Ty Nichols scored a game-high 23 points to go along with
seven boards, five assists and a steal.
Wright and DeVon Beasley each had 10 points.
opened the game on a 12-4 run, capped by a pair of Nichols free
throws, four minutes into the first half. A Sidi Diallo
longball staked KSC to a 23-8 advantage with 11 minutes left to play
in the opening stanza. RIC got within seven, 27-20, after a
Donaldson layup with just over four minutes left. The hosts closed
out the first half to lead by 14, 35-21.
Keene put the
game away with a 23-5 run over the first eight minutes of the second
half to lead by 33, 58-25, and never saw its advantage dip below 24
points the rest of the way.