Providence, R.I.—Sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) and freshman forward Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) scored 13 and 11 points, respectively, as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team closed out the 2018 semester with a 61-38 win at Johnson and Wales on Tuesday evening.
Rhode Island College 61, Johnson & Wales 38
Rhode Island College (9-3)
Johnson & Wales (1-10)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Young shot 5-for-9 from the field and chipped in with two boards and a steal. McBorrough, the reigning Little East Rookie of the Week, shot 4-for-9 from the field with five boards on the night.
• Junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) finished with six points, seven boards, three assists, one steal and a block. Classmate guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) contributed seven points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.
• The Anchorwomen outscored the Wildcats, 22-10, in the opening 10 minutes thanks to four three-pointers. RIC edged JWU, 12-11, in the second stanza to take a 34-21 lead into the locker room at halftime.
• RIC won the third (11-7) and fourth quarters (16-10) to cruise into break with the squad's ninth win.
• Topping the Wildcats was Dede Stevenson with 12 points. Marissa Cottrell was next at eight points.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 42 percent (25-for-59) from the field, 32 percent (7-for-22) from three-point range and 67 percent (4-for-6) from the free throw line.
• JWU shot 33 percent (17-for-52) from the field and 67 percent (4-for-6) from the charity stripe. The Wildcats did not make a three-pointer on the night (0-for-6).
• The visitors doubled up JWU on the glass with a 49-21 rebounding advantage that led to 21 second-chance points.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will resume Little East action at Plymouth State on Saturday, Jan. 5 (1 p.m.).