Providence, R.I.-Junior center Grant Gillis (Jamestown, RI) notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Rhode Island College men's basketball team to a 74-72 victory over Regis in a non-conference contest played at The Murray Center on Sunday afternoon.
Rhode Island College 74, Regis 72
(Rhode Island College 2-3)
(Regis College 2-3)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC had five players score in double figures, including freshman guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) with a team-best 14 points, four rebounds and three assists.
• Sophomore guard Chris Farrington (Fall River, MA) added 11 points, four rebounds and three steals in the victory.
• Freshman guard AJ Pettway (Worcester, MA) tallied 12 points with three steals, while sophomore guard CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) notched 11 points, four rebounds and two assists for the Anchormen.
• Regis senior guard Roger Hamel (Huntington Beach, CA) led all scorers with 20 points, four rebounds, three steals and two assists.
• Junior guard Jordan Seldon (Dorchester, MA) was also in double figures with 15 points and three rebounds in the setback for the Pride.
• RIC trailed, 27-24, with 6:11 left in the first half, but the Anchormen would tie the score, 27-27, on three straight free throws from Floyd. The free throws were part of a 10-0 Anchormen run that put them on top by a score of 34-27 with just over five minutes left in the half.
• The Anchormen took the 44-32 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC took its largest lead of the game, 72-56, on a layup by Gillis with 6:54 left on the clock.
• Regis responded, however, and cut the lead down to two, 74-72, on a pair of free throws from junior forward Ademola Afonja (Staten Island, N.Y.) with 1:39 left on the clock.
• The Pride got one last chance to win the game, but a three-pointer by Afonja was off the mark to give RIC the win.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 42.6 percent (23-of-54) from the field, 47.8 percent (11-of-23) from the three-point line and 81.0 percent (17-of-21) from the free throw line.
• Regis shot 45.9 percent (28-of-61) from the field, 33.3 percent (6-of-18) from the three-point line and 66.7 percent (10-of-15) from the free throw line.
• Both teams had 34 rebounds in the contest.
• The win stopped a three-game losing streak for RIC and a two-game win streak for the Pride.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Salem State on Tuesday, Nov. 28 (7 p.m.).