Norton, Mass.—Junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) scored a team-best 13 points to go along with five rebounds and four steals to lead the Rhode Island College women's basketball team to a commanding, 86-43, victory against Lesley at the Wheaton Invitational on Saturday afternoon.
Rhode Island College 86, Lelsey 43
Rhode Island College (4-0)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC freshman guard Jamayra Castro (Bellingham, MA) notched 11 points and added seven rebounds, while freshman guard Taylor Thompson (Greenville, SC) had 10 points and five boards in the victory.
• Junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) tallied nine points, four rebounds, four assists and two steals in the win for the Anchorwomen. Gauvin was named to the All-Tournament Team for her performance in the two-game set.
• Junior forward Dakota Jones (Torrance, CA) paced Lesley with a double-double, scoring a game-high 19 points and hauling in 12 rebounds.
• Graduate student guard Theresa Pereira (Hopedale, MA) added 11 points and six boards in the loss for the Lynx.
• RIC had control of the action early and took its first double-digit advantage of the contest when a jumper from Gauvin made the score 11-1 with 4:54 left in the first quarter.
• The Anchorwomen held a 19-10 advantage at the first intermission. RIC dominated the second quarter, outscoring the Lynx by a 24-10 margin to take a 53-20 lead heading into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC pushed the lead to as many as 37 points when a jumper from Livramento made the score, 57-20, with just over seven minutes left in the third quarter.
• The Anchorwomen led, 61-32, after three quarters of play and cruised to its fourth straight win to open the '18-19 campaign.
BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen shot 44.7 percent (34-for-76) from the field, 22.2 percent (2-for-9) from three-point range and 72.7 percent (16-for-22) from the free throw line.
• Lesley shot 26.5 percent (13-for-49) from the field, 7.7 percent (1-for-13) from the three-point line and 69.6 percent (16-for-23) from the free throw line.
• The Anchorwomen had a commanding, 48-37, advantage in rebounding and forced Lesley into 30 turnovers.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Bridgewater State on Tuesday, Nov. 20 (5:30 p.m.)