Wenham, Mass.--Sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) narrowly missed a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds to propel the Rhode Island College women's basketball team to a 47-41 win over Manhattanville in the second round of the Gordon Invitational played at the Bennett Center on Saturday afternoon. The win extends the Anchorwomen's record to 3-0 for the season, marking the first time the team has won their first three contests since the 2009-10 campaign.
Rhode Island College 47, Manhattanville 41
(Rhode Island College 3-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) scored seven points, added five rebounds and swiped three steals.
• Senior guard Jessa Rubera (Newton, MA) tallied six points and two assists in the win for the Anchormen.
• Junior forward Kayleah McGuire (Somers, MA) led the way for Manhattanville with 11 points and four rebounds.
• Sophomore guard Kymane Jones (Washingtonville, NY) chipped in with eight points, three rebounds and two assists in the loss for the Valiants.
• Both teams struggled offensively in the first quarter with the score knotted at 12-12.
• RIC controlled the action in the second quarter and took its largest lead of the first half when a layup from freshman guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) gave the Anchorwomen the 22-14 lead with 1:47 left on the clock.
• The Anchorwomen took a 24-16 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC took its first double-digit lead of the contest when a layup from freshman forward Sierra Stewart (North Providence, RI) put the team up by 11, 34-23, with 2:51 left in the third quarter. The Anchorwomen held a 36-23 advantage after three quarters of play.
• Manhattanville chipped away at the lead throughout the fourth quarter and closed the gap to within one point, 42-41, on a jumper by freshman guard Amanda Pemberton (Henderson, NV)with just under four minutes left in the contest.
• That would be as close as the Valiants would get, however as RIC used four points from Gauvin down the stretch to hold on for the 47-41 victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 32.7 percent (16-of-49) from the field, 26.7 percent (4-of-15) from the three-point line and 73.3 percent (11-of-15) from the free throw line.
• Manhattanville shot 32.6 percent (15-of-46) from the field, 37.5 percent (3-of-8) from the three-point line and 61.5 percent (8-of-13) from the free throw line.
• RIC outrebounded Manhattanville by a 35-31 margin and forced the Valiants into 23 turnovers.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will play at Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Nov. 20 (5:30 p.m.).