RIC 50, Connecticut College 38
Boyle Tallies Seven Points, Eight Rebounds & Four Assists for Camels
NEW LONDON, Conn.--The Rhode Island College women's basketball team secured a 50-38 victory against Connecticut College in a non-conference game played at Luce Field House Thursday night. The Anchorwomen (6-1), who held Johnson & Wales to just 32 points Tuesday, limited the Camels to 15 second half points en route to their third straight win.
Nicole Girard (Foster, R.I.) netted 11 points to lead the visitors. Junior forward Rachel Riley (Coventry, R.I.) and sophomore guard Ashley O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) chipped in with eight points each for RIC. Riley hauled in a game-high 10 rebounds for the winning side.
Connecticut College first year guard Aly Boyle (Westford, Mass.) provided a spark for the home team in her best game of the young season. Boyle finished with seven points, eight rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot in 24 minutes of action. Jenn Shinall (Redding, Conn.) tallied 11 points and five rebounds and was 9-for-10 from the foul line.
Caitlin Cimino (Falmouth, Maine) added eight points and six rebounds in the setback for the Camels(2-4).
The Camels took a 23-22 lead when Shinall knocked down a pair of free throws with 1:23 remaining in the opening half. But Riley put back her own missed shot with 1:14 to go to put the visitors back on top 24-23 and Girard added a free throw with .5 seconds to go that enabled RIC to carry a 25-23 advantage into the intermission.
In the second half, Girard converted a field goal with 14:16 remaining to vault the visitors out to a 31-25 advantage. But Boyle corralled an offensive rebound on the ensuing possession and trimmed the lead to 31-27 with a pair of free throws.
The Anchorwomen responded though and used a 7-to-0 run mid-way through the half to pull away from the Camels. Riley assisted Girard for a triple from the top of the key with 12:34 remaining to make it a 34-27 game. Moments later, Katelyn Tarr (Putnam, Conn.) put in a runner from the right side of the lane that extended the lead to nine points for the visitors. O'Dell capped the rally with a pair of free throws to make it a 38-27 game with 10:07 remaining.
The Camels trimmed the deficit to seven points on two occasions in the final 10 minutes of regulation but RIC was able to hold on for the 50-38 victory.
December 2, 2010