Women’s Basketball Falls To UMass Dartmouth, 77-65

Junior forward Ornela Livramento
Junior forward Ornela Livramento

Dartmouth, Mass.— Junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) notched 14 points and added eight rebounds as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team fell at UMass Dartmouth, 77-65, in a Little East Conference contest on Wednesday evening.

THE BASICS
UMass Dartmouth 77, Rhode Island College 65
Rhode Island College (14-8, 6-7 LEC)
UMass Dartmouth (19-3, 12-1 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC freshman guard Taylor Thompson (Greenville, SC) scored 13 points and grabbed two rebounds, while sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) added 11 points and two boards.

• Sophomore guard Sophia Guerrier (Waltham, MA) was also in double figures with 10 points, six rebounds and four steals. Freshman forward Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) pulled down a team-best 11 rebounds in the loss for the Anchorwomen.

• Junior Ashley Brown (Fairhaven, MA) paced UMass Dartmouth with a game-high 26 points, three rebounds and three assists, while senior Nakira Examond (New Bedford, MA) notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 boards in the win for the Corsairs.

• The two teams traded leads throughout the first quarter with the score knotted, 17-17, at the first intermission.

• RIC trailed by two, 24-22, after a layup from Livramento with 6:58 remaining in the first half.

• UMass Dartmouth then went on a 9-1 run, capped by a three-pointer from senior Jess Korzec (North Brookfield, MA), to take its largest lead of the first half, 33-23, with 3:58 left in the stanza.

• The Corsairs took an eight point advantage, 38-30, heading into the locker room at halftime.

• UMD pushed the lead to as many as 14 points several times in the third quarter, which included a 56-42 advantage on a three-pointer from Brown with 3:47 left in the quarter.

• The Corsairs held the, 62-54, after three quarters of play.

• UMD then pulled away down the stretch en route to the 77-65 victory.


BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 39 percent (25-for-69) from the field, 20 percent (5-for-20) from three-point range and 71 percent (10-for-14) from the free throw line.

• UMass Dartmouth shot 42 percent (28-for-67) from the field, 47 percent (8-for-17) from the three-point line and 68 percent (13-for-19) from the free throw line.

• RIC outrebounded UMD by a slight, 44-42, margin, while the Anchorwomen committed 14 turnovers in the setback.

WHAT'S NEXT

In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East play at home vs. Keene State on Saturday, Feb. 9 (1 p.m.)