Willimantic, Conn.-Freshman guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) scored 13 points off the bench as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team fell at Eastern Connecticut, 62-50, in a Little East Conference contest on Saturday afternoon.
Eastern Connecticut State University 62, Rhode Island College 50
(Rhode Island College 7-9, 1-6 LEC)
(Eastern Connecticut State University 6-10, 4-3 LEC)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) narrowly missed a double-double with 11 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two blocks.
• Junior guard Margaret McCaffrey (East Greenwich, RI) was also in double figures with 10 points and three rebounds in the loss for the Anchorwomen.
• Sophomore Mya Villard (Cromwell, CT) paced Eastern Connecticut with 18 points, six rebounds and five assists.
• Junior guard Kelsey Santagata (Stamford, CT) added 16 points and two rebounds, while sophomore guard Sabrina LeMere (North Branford, CT) was also in double figures with 14 points, seven boards and four assists in the victory for the Warriors.
• Eastern Connecticut raced out to the early, 7-0, lead and took an 18-10 advantage heading into the first intermission.
• RIC used a 7-0 run to start the second quarter, capped by a three-point play from Gauvin, to cut the deficit down to one, 18-17, with 8:13 left in the first half.
• That would be as close as the Anchorwomen would get in the stanza as Eastern Connecticut took a 28-24 lead at halftime.
• The Anchorwomen were within two points, 35-33, early in the third quarter before an 8-0 run by Eastern Connecticut, capped by a layup from LeMere, put the Warriors up, 34-33, with 2:59 left in the third quarter. Eastern Connecticut held the 45-37 advantage after three quarters of action.
• The Warriors pulled away in the fourth quarter, leading by as many as 21 points late before taking the 62-50 victory.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 34.5 percent (20-of-58) from the field, 27.3 percent (6-of-22) from the three-point line and 36.4 percent (4-of-11) from the free throw line.
• Eastern Connecticut shot 47.4 percent (27-of-57) from the field, 16.7 percent (2-of-12) from the three-point line and 75.0 percent (6-of-8) from the free throw line.
• Eastern Connecticut outrebounded RIC by a 38-32 margin, while RIC forced Eastern Connecticut into 18 turnovers in the contest.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East Conference action at UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, Jan. 27 (5:30 p.m.).