Danbury, Conn.-Senior guard Roosevelt Shider (Meriden, CT) scored a career-best 32 points, and sank nine three-pointers, but it wouldn't be enough, as the Rhode Island College men's basketball team fell at Western Connecticut, 88-76, in a Little East Conference contest on Monday evening.
Western Connecticut 88, Rhode Island College 76
(Rhode Island College 6-17, 3-9 LEC)
(Western Connecticut 13-10, 8-4 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore guard CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) had 16 points, three steals, two rebounds and two assists.
• Sophomore guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) tallied 11 points and a team-best seven rebounds, while junior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) added 11 points with six boards in the loss for the Anchormen.
•Junior forward Aaron Samuel (Stratford, CT) led the way for Western Connecticut with 20 points, three rebounds and three assists.
• Junior forward Rashard Rodriguez (Trumbull, CT) had 18 points and 17 rebounds in the win for the Colonials.
• RIC led throughout the early stages of the game, which included a 22-16 advantage after a pair of free throws from Campbell with 12:32 left in the first half.
• Western Connecticut then used a 12-0 run, capped by a pair of free throws from Rodriguez, to take the 28-22 lead with 6:19 remaining in the stanza.
• The Colonials build on their advantage for the remainder of the half and took a 45-33 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• WCSU pushed its advantage to 59-49 on a layup from Samuel with 13:13 remaining in the contest.
• RIC responded and cut the lead to just three points when a three-point play from junior center Grant Gillis (Jamestown, RI) made the score 64-61 with 7:34 left on the clock.
• That would be as close as the Anchormen would get, however as Western Connecticut pulled away down the stretch to take the 12-point victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 35.8 percent (24-of-67) from the field, 44.8 percent (13-of-29) from beyond the three-point line and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the free throw line.
• Western Connecticut shot 64.0 percent (32-of-50) from the field, 60.0 percent (6-of-10) from the three-point line and 75.0 percent (18-of-24) from the free throw line.
• Western Connecticut outrebounded RIC by a 42-24 margin, while the Anchormen forced the Colonials into 17 turnovers in the contest.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at home against UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, Feb. 14 (7:30 p.m.).
SHIDER SCORES A CAREER-HIGH 32 IN, 88-76, SETBACK AT WESTERN CONNECTICUT
Rhode Island Col.
Western Conn. St.
|Rhode Island Col. (6-17/3-9 LEC)||33||43||76|
|Western Conn. St. (13-10/8-4 LEC)||45||43||88|
Feb 12, 2018