Anchorwomen Defeat Bridgewater State, 48-39, to Stay Unbeaten

Brooke Young
Brooke Young

Providence, R.I.—Sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) punched in a game-high 14 points as Rhode Island College defeated Bridgewater State, 48-39, at The Murray Center on Tuesday night.

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 48, Bridgewater State 39
Rhode Island College (5-0)
Bridgewater State (0-4)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• The Bears led, 5-0, with 8:15 left in the first quarter as senior forward Kailyn Aguiar (Acushnet, MA) converted a layup. The hosts outscored BSU, 13-6, to close out the first frame ahead by two, 13-11. Young had four points during the run.

• RIC went on a 7-2 run, keyed by five points by junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA), to build a 22-13 lead with 6:26 left in the second quarter.

• Five points by Young and four by freshman guard Jamayra Castro (Bellingham, MA) helped RIC go into halftime up by 11, 31-20. RIC forced the Bears into 11 turnovers and outrebounded BSU, 31-20, over the first 20 minutes.

• A three-pointer by Young gave RIC a 14-point, 36-22, advantage just over a minute into the third quarter and RIC led by 10, 38-28, after three stanzas.

• The Anchorwomen led by 12, 45-33, on a Gauvin jumper with 5:28 remaining in the fourth quarter before the Bears mounted a comeback. Four points by Aguiar and a jumper by senior guard Sara DaSilva (Chelmsford, MA) brought the visitors within six, 45-39, with 1:43 left, but RIC freshman guard Abby Phelan (Norton, MA) canned a three-pointer to give the hosts some breathing room. After a block by RIC junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI), the Anchorwomen kept possession over the final minute to close out the win.

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 38 percent (21-for-55) from the field, 46 percent (5-for-11) from three-point range and 25 percent (1-for-4) from the free throw line.

• BSU shot 33 percent (15-for-46) from the floor, 29 percent (5-for-17) from downtown and 67 percent (4-for-6) from the charity stripe.

• The Bears turned the ball over 18 times, while RIC committed 14 miscues. The Anchorwomen dominated the glass, 48-39.

• Gauvin finished with nine points, eight rebounds, two assists and three steals. Livramento chipped in with six points, eight boards, four assists, three blocks and three steals.

• Aguiar led the visitors with nine points, seven boards and a pair of assists. Senior guard Olivia DelGrosso (Ledyard, CT) had nine points, four boards and two assists.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Roger Williams on Sunday, Nov. 25 (3 p.m.).