Anchorwomen Cruise Past Spartans, 60-37

Jordyn Gauvin in action
Jordyn Gauvin

Providence, R.I.—Freshman forward Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) scored a game-high 10 points to go along with four rebounds and two blocks to lead the Rhode Island College women's basketball team to a 60-37 victory vs. Castleton in a Little East Conference contest played at The Murray Center on Wednesday evening. 

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 60, Castleton 37
Rhode Island College (11-5, 4-4 LEC)
Castleton (12-5, 4-4 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC freshman guard Maire Gallagher (Worcester, MA) notched nine points, two rebounds and two assists, while junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) contributed eight points, six rebounds and four assists.

• Freshman guard Taylor Thompson (Greenville, SC) tallied eight points and five boards in the win for the Anchorwomen. 

• Freshman guard Olivia Perry (Woodstock, CT) paced Castleton with nine points and three rebounds, while junior guard Katlyn Toomey (North Adams, MA) registered seven points and four rebounds.

• RIC raced out to the early double-digit advantage when a pair of free throws from Gauvin put the Anchorwomen up by 10, 15-5, with 1:14 left in the first quarter. RIC held a 15-8 advantage after the first quarter of play.

• The Anchorwomen led by as many as 14 points in the first half when a three-pointer from Thompson made the score 30-16 with just over a minute left in the stanza. RIC led by 10, 30-20, at halftime.

• RIC pushed its lead to 24 points, 47-23, on a three-pointer from Gallagher with 3:10 left in the third quarter. 

• The Anchorwomen's lead grew to as many as 26, 57-31, after a conventional three-point play from Fernandes with 5:20 remaining.

BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen shot 40 percent (24-for-60) from the field, 36.4 percent (8-for-22) from three-point range and 66.7 percent (4-for-6) from the free throw line.

• Castleton shot 31.8 percent (14-for-44) from the field, 17.6 percent (3-for-17) from the three-point line and 75.0 percent (6-for-8) from the free throw line.

• RIC outrebounded Castleton by a commanding, 41-27, margin and forced the Spartans into 14 turnovers.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will travel to Eastern Connecticut for a Little East Conference contest on Saturday, Jan. 19 (1 p.m.)