Guerrier Tallies 21 as Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Western Connecticut, 68-59

Guerrier Tallies 21 as Women’s Basketball Knocks Off Western Connecticut, 68-59

Danbury, Conn.—Sophomore guard Sophia Guerrier (Waltham, MA) scored a game-high 21 points to go along with five rebounds, three steals and three blocks to lead the Rhode Island College women’s basketball team to a 68-59 victory at Western Connecticut in a Little East Conference contest on Wednesday evening.

THE BASICS
Rhode Island College 68, Western Connecticut 59
Rhode Island College (16-8, 8-7 LEC)
Western Connecticut (11-13, 5-10 LEC)

HOW IT HAPPENED
• RIC sophomore guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) added 14 points, six assists and five rebounds.

• Freshman forward Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) notched a double-double with 10 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, while junior forward Ornela Livramento (Pawtucket, RI) had 10 points and six boards in the win for the Anchorwomen.

• Freshman Madison Chatman (Meriden, CT) paced Western Connecticut with 11 points, while senior Jancy Sherwood (Poughquag, NY) added nine points and two boards in the loss for the Colonials.

• Western Connecticut raced out to an early 7-0 advantage on a jumper from freshman Imani Baptiste (Bronx, NY) with 5:57 left in the first quarter.

• RIC responded with a 13-4 run, capped by a three-pointer from Young, to take its first lead of the game, 13-11 with 3:07 remaining in the first.

• The Anchorwomen would hold the 19-13 lead heading into the first intermission.

• RIC led throughout the second quarter and took its largest lead of the game, 34-27, after a pair of free throws from Livramento with 1:36 left in the stanza.

• RIC held the 36-33 advantage heading into the locker room at halftime.

• The Anchorwomen again had control in the third quarter and took their first double-digit advantage when a jumper from junior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) put the score at 48-37 with 3:12 left in the third quarter. RIC held a 54-39 lead after three quarters of play

• RIC pushed the lead to as many as 17 points several times early in the fourth quarter before securing the important league victory.

BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 49 percent (30-for-61) from the field, 33 percent (2-for-6) from three-point range and 67 percent (6-for-9) from the free throw line.

• Western Connecticut shot 37 percent (21-for-57) from the field, 26 percent (6-for-23) from behind the three-point stripe and 79 percent (11-for-14) from the free throw line.

• RIC outrebounded WCSU by a 39-33 margin.

WHAT'S NEXT
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will close out the regular season with a Little East game at home vs. UMass Boston on Saturday, Feb. 20 (1 p.m.).