Women's Basketball Rolls Past Keene State, 60-42

Brooke Young
Brooke Young

Providence, R.I.—Sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) scored 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and handed two assists to help the Rhode Island College women's basketball team to a 60-42 victory against Keene State in a Little East Conference contest played at The Murray Center on Saturday afternoon.

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 60, Keene State 42
Keene State (3-20, 1-14 LEC)
Rhode Island College (15-8, 7-7 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) tallied 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals. 

• Freshman Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) was also in double figures with 10 points, two rebounds and two assists in the win for the Anchorwomen.

• Sophomore guard Lilly Shlimon (Pelham, NH) led the way for Keene State with a game-high 21 points and four rebounds, while senior guard Emily McPadden (Tyngsborough, MA) pulled down a game-high 11 boards and chipped in with three points in the loss for the Owls.

• RIC grabbed control of the game early, taking its first double-digit lead when a three-pointer from Young put the Anchorwomen ahead by 12, 19-7, with just over a minute left in the first quarter. RIC led, 25-8, after the first quarter of play.

• The Anchorwomen pushed their lead to as many as 25 points in the first half as a layup from freshman guard Maire Gallagher (Worcester, MA) put RIC up by 25, 36-11, with 5:33 left in the first half. RIC held the 36-15 lead at halftime after shooting 52 percent (14-for-27) from the field and outrebounding Keene State by a 21-11 margin.   

• RIC posted its largest lead of the contest, 53-24, on a jumper from freshman guard Laura Martin (Weare, NH) with :35 left in the third quarter. The Anchorwomen held the 53-27 advantage after three quarters of play and sailed past the Owls in the fourth for the important league victory.

BY THE NUMBERS
• The Anchorwomen shot 48 percent (24-for-50) from the field, 25 percent (5-for-20) from three-point range and 88 percent (7-for-8) from the free throw line.

• Keene State shot 29 percent (16-for-56) from the field, 26 percent (5-for-19) from the three-point line and 71 percent (5-for-7) from the free throw line. 

• RIC outrebounded Keene State by a 38-39 margin in the victory.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will continue Little East action at Western Connecticut on Wednesday, Feb. 13 (5:30 p.m.).