Women's Basketball Falls, 57-50, at Southern Maine

Willcia McBorrough
Willcia McBorrough

Gorham, Maine—Freshman forward Jamayra Castro (Bellingham, MA) notched 11 points and seven rebounds as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team fell at Southern Maine, 57-50, in a Little East Conference contest on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Southern Maine 57, Rhode Island College 50
Rhode Island College (8-2, 2-2 LEC)
Southern Maine (6-2, 3-1 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore guard Sophia Guerrier (Waltham, MA) had nine points, six rebounds and two steals.

• Junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) added eight points, seven assists, three steals and two assists, while freshman forward Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) tallied seven points and a game-high 13 boards in the setback for the Anchorwomen.

• Southern Maine was led by senior Kimberly Howrigan (Fairfield, VT) with 12 points and five rebounds.

• USM freshman center Victoria Harris (Altus, OK) had 10 points and three rebounds, while junior guard Jackie Luckhardt (Londonderry, NH) contributed 10 points and a team-best seven rebounds in the win.

• Southern Maine took control early and went up, 10-2, after a pair of free throws from Howrigan with 3:04 left in the first quarter. USM held the 18-12 advantage at the first intermission.

• RIC climbed back to knot the game at 23-23 on a three-pointer from Gauvin with 4:32 left in the first half.

• The two teams then traded baskets with the scored knotted, 27-27, heading into the locker room at halftime. 

• It was a back and forth affair throughout the early stages of the third quarter with RIC trailing, 33-32, after a layup from McBorough with 3:20 left in the quarter. Southern Maine then closed the quarter on a 6-0 run to hold the 39-32 advantage after three quarters of play.

• The Huskies pushed it to a double digit advantage when a jumper from Harris put the score at, 43-32, with 7:41 left in the contest. RIC cut the lead down to just two points late in the game after a free throw from Guerrier made it, 47-45, with 3:12 on the clock. That would be as close as the Anchorwomen would get, however, as Southern Maine held on for the victory.

BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen shot 30.3 percent (20-for-66) from the field, 20.0 percent (5-for-25) from three-point range and 62.5 percent (5-for-8) from the free throw line.

• Southern Maine shot 43.8 percent (21-for-48) from the field, 16.7 percent (1-for-6) from the three-point line and 87.5 percent (14-for-16) from the free throw line. 

• RIC outrebounded Southern Maine by a 48-29 margin.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will host Emmanuel on Monday, Dec. 10 (7:30 p.m.).