Providence, R.I.-Freshman guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) had 12 points as Rhode Island College lost to UMass Dartmouth, 61-45, in Little East Conference women's basketball action played at The Murray Center on Wednesday night.
UMass Dartmouth 61, Rhode Island College 45
UMass Dartmouth (21-3, 13-0 LEC)
Rhode Island College (8-15, 2-11 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Young also registered four rebounds and three assists.
• Sophomore forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) finished with 11 points, a game-high 14 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Sophomore center Jessica Brielmaier (West Greenwich, RI) finished with five points and seven boards.
• UMD junior forward Nakira Examond (New Bedford, MA) finished with a game-high 16 points to go along with eight rebounds.
• Senior forward Alicia Kutil (Franklin, MA) posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 boards to go along with three assists, a block and a pair of steals.
• With the game tied, 4-4, UMD ripped off eight straight points to go up, 12-4, with 4:56 left in the first quarter. A three-pointer by senior guard Leah Douty (Framingham, MA) gave the Corsairs a 10-point, 18-8, lead with 2:25 remaining. RIC scored the next five points to go into the first intermission down by six, 18-12.
• The second quarter saw RIC climb within three, 20-17, on a senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) jumper, with 7:04 left. UMB increased its lead to eight, 30-22, on a Examond layup at the 2:21 mark. A pair of free throws by junior guard Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) trimmed it to a one possession game, by UMD sophomore guard Ashley Brown (Fairhaven, MA) sank two free throws to close out the half and stake the visitors to a 33-27 lead.
• UMD kept RIC down by double digits for most of the third quarter. A layup by RIC senior guard Amber DeCristofaro (Smithfield, RI) cut the deficit to seven, 39-46, but UMD junior guard Jess Korzec (West Brookfield, MA) sent the Corsair into the final frame with a nine point, 48-39, advantage.
• RIC would get no closer than 10 points in the final period as the Corsairs stayed unbeaten in league play on the season.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 25 percent (15-for-16) from the field, 13 percent (2-for-16) from beyond the three-point stripe and 68 percent (13-for-19) from the free throw line.
• UMD shot 41 percent (24-for-58) from the field, 31 percent (4-for-13) from downtown and 47 percent (9-for-19) from the charity stripe.
• The Corsairs held a slight advantage in rebounding, 45-43, and turned the ball over 15 times compared to RIC's 18 miscues.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Lasell tomorrow evening (7 p.m.).