Keene, N.H.--Sophomore guard Adham Floyd (Worcester, MA) scored a team-best 27 points and added six assists and five rebounds as the Rhode Island College men's basketball team fell at Keene State, 98-85, in a Little East Conference contest on Wednesday evening.
Keene State 98, Rhode Island College 85
Rhode Island College (8-3, 1-2 LEC)
Keene State (5-2, 2-0 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC senior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) added 24 points and six rebounds.
• Freshman guard Deyshawn Tengbeh (East Providence, RI) notched 12 points and six boards, while junior guard Jonatan Batista (Providence, RI) was also in double figures with 11 points and six assists in the loss for the Anchormen.
• Senior forward Ty Nichols (Springfield, MA) led the way for Keene State with a game-high 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists.
• Sophomore center James Anozie (Poughkeepsie, NY) added 20 points and six boards, while freshman guard Paul Mahon (Franklin, MA) had 13 points and five assists in the win for the Owls.
• The two teams traded baskets early with the score tied, 16-16, after a three-pointer from Floyd with 15:17 left in the first half.
• RIC grabbed its largest lead of the stanza when a pair of free throws from Floyd put the Anchormen ahead, 39-28, with 5:33 left on the clock.
• The Anchormen took the, 50-44, advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC led, 57-48 early in the second half after a layup from junior forward Benjamin Vezele (Providence, RI) with 17:12 left in the contest.
• Keene State then used a 20-8 run, capped by a three-pointer from sophomore guard Miguel Prieto (Providence, RI), to take the, 68-65, lead with 11:13 remaining in the contest.
• The Owls had their first double digit advantage after a layup from Mahon put the score at, 81-71, with 7:14 left in regulation.
• Keene State led by as many as 14 points down the stretch before taking the 98-85 victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
• Keene State shot 56.5 percent (35-of-62) from the field, 52.6 percent (10-of-19) from the three-point line and 69.2 percent (18-of-26) from the free throw line.
• RIC shot 39.7 percent (25-of-63) from the field, 40.0 percent (10-of-25) from the three-point line and 89.3 percent (25-of-2) from the free throw line.
• Keene State outrebounded RIC by a 38-33 margin, while both teams committed 17 turnovers in the game..
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at Southern Maine on Saturday, Dec. 8 (3 p.m.)