Brooke Young Notches 14 as Women’s Basketball Downs Roger Williams, 63-48

Brooke Young
Brooke Young

Bristol, R.I.—Sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) scored a team-best 14 points to go along with eight rebounds and three assists to lead the Rhode Island College women's basketball team to a 63-48 victory at Roger Williams on Sunday afternoon. The win extended the Anchorwomen's streak to six victories to remain undefeated to begin the 2018-19 campaign.

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 63, Roger Williams 48
Rhode Island College (6-0)
Roger Williams (2-3)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) tallied 13 points, six rebounds and two assists, while freshman guard Maire Gallagher (Worcester, MA) notched 13 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals for the Anchorwomen.

• Junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) added 12 points and three boards in the victory.

• Sophomore guard Alyssa Grant (Berlin, CT) led the way for Roger Williams with 14 points and five rebounds, while sophomore guard Sam Mancinelli (Peabody, MA) was also in double figures with 10 points.

• RIC controlled the action from the opening tip and totaled its largest lead of the first quarter when a layup from Livramento put the Anchorwomen up by eight, 17-9, with :47 left in the stanza. RIC held a 17-13 advantage after the first quarter of play.

• RIC held the lead throughout the second quarter an took its largest advantage of the half on a three-pointer by Gallagher with just four second left on the clock to send the team into the break with an eight point, 34-26, lead.

• Roger Williams chipped away at the lead to start the second half and came back to tie the game, 40-40, on a three-pointer from junior guard Sam Leone (Ashland, MA) with 1:12 remaining in the third quarter. RIC led by three, 45-42, after three quarters of play.

• The Anchorwomen opened the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run, capped by a three-pointer from Young, to make the score, 55-42, with 5:02 left in the contest. RIC led by as many as 16 points late in the game before securing the 15-point victory.

BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen shot 46.9 percent (23-for-49) from the field, 50.0 percent (8-for-16) from three-point range and 75.0 percent (9-for-12) from the free throw line.

• Roger Williams shot 31.4 percent (16-for-41) from the field, 25.0 percent (4-for-16) from the three-point line and 63.2 percent (12-for-19) from the free throw line.

• The Anchorwomen compiled a commanding, 37-27, advantage in rebounding for the contest.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East play at home vs. Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday, Nov. 28 (5:30 p.m.).