Jamayra Castro Leads Women's Basketball Past Colonials, 75-49

Jamayra Castro
Jamayra Castro

Providence, R.I.—Freshman guard Jamayra Castro (Bellingham, MA) scored a career-best 15 points and added eight rebounds as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team defeated Western Connecticut, 75-49, in a Little East Conference game played at the Murray Center on Saturday afternoon. 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 75, Western Connecticut 49
Rhode Island College (7-1, 1-1 LEC)
Western Connecticut (4-3, 0-1 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) notched 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, two blocks and three steals. Freshman guard Abby Phelan (Norton, MA) contributed 11 points and two steals.

• Western Connecticut sophomore guard Frances Snyder (Pine Plains, NY) tallied a game-high 18 points and added two assists. Junior guard Genesis Torres (Stratford, CT) added seven points, three boards and two steals.

• RIC had control of the game during the early stages and built on its lead throughout the first quarter. RIC took an 11-point lead on a layup from freshman guard Maire Gallagher (Worcester, MA) with time running down to end the opening frame.

• The Anchorwomen pushed the lead to as many as 15 points in the second quarter after a layup from sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) put the score at 27-12 with 7:18 left in the half.

• RIC held 37-28 advantage at halftime. The Anchorwomen held Western Connecticut to just 30.3 percent (10-for-33) from the field and forced the Colonials into 14 turnovers in the half.

• RIC pushed the lead to 19 points when junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) scored on a layup to put the Anchorwomen ahead, 58-39, after three quarters of play.

• The Anchorwomen again carried play in the fourth quarter to pick up the league win and even their conference record. 

BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen shot 55.0 percent (33-for-60) from the field, 30.0 percent (3-for-10) from three-point range and 54.5 percent (6-for-11) from the free throw line.

• Western Connecticut shot 28.8 percent (17-for-59) from the field, 25.0 percent (9-for-36) from the three-point line and 85.7 percent (6-for-7) from the free throw line.

• RIC outrebounded Western Connecticut by a 48-26 margin. There were a combined 68 turnovers (RIC 34; WCSU 34). 

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East play at Keene State on Wednesday, Dec. 5 (5:30 p.m.).