Providence, R.I.-Sophomore forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds as Rhode Island College fell to Wesleyan, 73-54, in collegiate women's basketball action played at The Murray Center on Tuesday evening.
Wesleyan 73, Rhode Island College 54
Rhode Island College (7-12)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Livramento scored 10 (10-for-12) of her 18 points from the free throw line. Sophomore guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) had eight points, five boards and two assists.
• RIC freshman guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) chipped in with seven points, six boards, two assists and two steals.
• Wesleyan junior forward Tara Berger (Purchase, NY) led all scorers with 19 points and pulled down a game-high 11 rebounds.
• WU junior guard Olivia Gorman (Lower Gwynedd, PA) and senior guard Maeve Vitale (Roswell, GA) contributed 14 and 13 points, respectively. Sophomore guard Ava Tomkins (Juneau, AK) handed out a game-high seven assists.
• The Cardinals led, 8-6, with 6:39 left in the first quarter, but promptly went on an 8-4 run to lead, 16-10, with just over four minutes remaining. A Gauvin jumper pulled the hosts within four, but a freshman guard Emma Roush (Newton, MA) three-pointer sent Wesleyan into the first intermission up by seven, 19-12.
• A three-pointer from Vitale staked the Cardinals to a 10 point, 30-20, lead with just over six minutes left in the half and ignited a run for Wesleyan. The visitors closed out the stanza on a 16-7 run, which included three longballs, to go into halftime up by 19, 46-27.
• The third quarter saw Wesleyan increase its lead to as much as 24 points as sophomore center Heidi Scarth (East Setauket, NY) cashed in a layup with 2:18 left. WU led, 62-40, at the end of three.
• The closest RIC would get in the fourth quarter was 16 points as Wesleyan cruised to the win.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 30 percent (18-for-61) from the field, 38 percent (3-for-8) from three-point range and 68 percent (15-for-22) from the free throw line.
• Wesleyan shot 47 percent (30-for-64) from the field, 30 percent (7-for-23) from downtown and 55 percent (6-for-11) from the charity stripe.
• RIC held a slight edge in rebounding, 42-41.
• In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East action at Keene State on Saturday, Feb. 3 (1 p.m.).