HOW IT HAPPENED
• Livramento also had two blocks and
a steal in the game. Senior guard Amber DeCristofaro (Smithfield,
RI) registered six points, nine rebounds, two assists and
two steals. Senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) posted six
points and four assists.
•USM junior guard Kimberly
Howrigan (Fairfield, VT) and senior backcourt mate Miranda
Nicely (Farmington, ME) each scored 16 points for the visitors.
Howrigan posted a team-best nine rebounds. Senior guard Emily
Nicholson (Quispamsis, NB) dished out four assists and scored
• After the game was deadlocked, 8-8,
with 3:01 left to play in the first quarter, USM used a 6-1 run to
close out the frame and hold a 14-9 advantage after 10 minutes.
• RIC used its defensive pressure to
hold USM scoreless over the first 4:37 of the second quarter as a
Rubera layup pulled RIC within one, 14-13. The Huskies went on a
10-2 run to build a 24-15 lead on a layup from sophomore forward
Chantel Eelss (Turner, ME) with 2:57 left. Those would be the
last points for either team for the remainder of the first half.
• A three-pointer by junior guard
Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) pulled RIC within three,
26-22, with 7:39 left in the third, but the Huskies embarked on a
10-0 run to go up by 14, 36-22, at the 4:12 mark. A layup by
DeCristofaro pulled the hosts within 10, 40-30, after three.
• In the fourth quarter, a McCaffrey
three-pointer pulled RIC within four, 49-45, with 2:41 left in the
game. Four free throws by Howrigan and a pair by Nicely down the
stretch helped fend off the Anchorwomen and secure the win for the