Boston, Mass.-Junior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) notched a double-double with 24 points and 15 rebounds as the Rhode Island College men's basketball team dropped a 68-59 decision at UMass Boston in a Little East Conference contest played at the Clark Athletic Center on Saturday afternoon.
UMass Boston, Rhode Island College
(Rhode Island College 2-9, 0-2 LEC)
(UMass Boston 5-4, 1-1 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior center Grant Gillis (Jamestown, RI) narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
• Senior guard Roosevelt Shider (Meriden, CT) chipped in with eight points and four rebounds in the loss for the Anchormen.
• Sophomore guard Ty Lee (Boston, MA) led the way for UMass Boston with 21 points.
• Senior guard Iser Barnes (Boston, MA) recorded a double-double with 12 points and 11 boards in the win for the Beacons.
• RIC had control of the game early on and held a 12-4 advantage after a pair of free throws from Gillis with 15:43 remaining in the first half.
• The Anchormen took their first double-figure lead of the game, 17-7, on a three-pointer from freshman guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) with 14:15 remaining in the stanza.
• RIC led throughout most of the first half and held the 34-31 advantage after a jumper by Floyd with 4:00 on the clock.
• UMass Boston then closed out the half on an 8-1 run to take a 39-35 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• The Beacons built on their lead throughout the early stages of the second half and took a 53-40 lead on a layup from Barnes with just under 14 minutes left in the contest.
• RIC cut the lead down to just three points several times late in the contest, but couldn't get any closer as UMass Boston held on for the victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 34.9 percent (22-of-63) from the field, 23.8 percent (5-of-21) from the three-point line and 76.9 percent (10-of-13) from the free throw line.
• UMass Boston shot 37.9 percent (22-of-58) from the field, 35.7 percent (5-of-14) from the three-point line and 73.1 percent (19-of-26) from the free throw line.
• RIC outrebounded UMass Boston by a 43-38 margin.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Elms on Thursday, Jan. 4 (7:30 p.m.).