Providence, R.I.--Junior guard Brooke Young (West Warwick, RI) led the way for the Anchorwomen with 19 points and six rebounds as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team defeated Roger Williams University, 58-45, at the Murray Center on Sunday afternoon.
Rhode Island College 58, Roger Williams 45
Rhode Island College (5-1)
Roger Williams (3-5)
HOW IT HAPPENED
• The Anchorwomen controlled the pace of play during the first period. The lead changed twice during the first four minutes of the frame, but RIC was able to build a lead and take a seven point, 19-12, lead into the second quarter.
• The second period was identical to the first with two lead changes. The Hawks held a 20-19 lead, but the Anchorwomen answered back immediately with a quick, 8-0, run to retake the lead, 27-20. RIC took a 10-point, 32-22, advantage into the halftime break.
• The third period was controlled by the Anchorwomen defense, which only surrendered 12 points and maintained the lead. RIC led by six, 42-36, after three quarters of play.
• A quick start to the final period secured the victory for the hosts. RIC built its largest lead of 13 points, 54-41, with 4:17 remaining in the game and held on for its second consecutive win.
• Senior forward Fataya Larry (Brooklyn, NY) had a big game on the glass, securing 14 rebounds and added seven points.
• Senior guard Jordyn Gauvin (Fall River, MA) filled the stat sheet with 11 points, seven assists and five rebounds. Sophomore center Willcia McBorrough (Providence, RI) added 12 points and four rebounds in limited minutes.
• Sophomore center Karli Opalka (Southbury, CT) led the Hawks with eight points and 11 rebounds.
BY THE NUMBERS
• RIC shot 43 percent (22-for-51) from the field, 27 percent (4-for-15) from three-point range and 59 percent (10-for-17) from the free throw line.
• RWU shot 28 percent (17-for-61) from the field, 20 percent (3-for-15) from downtown and 33 percent (8-for-24) from the foul line.
• RIC held a slight advantage on the glass, 42-40.
In upcoming action, Rhode Island College will open Little East play at home vs. UMass Dartmouth on Wednesday, Dec. 4 (5:30 p.m.).