PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Rhode Island College scored 39 consecutive points after trailing by six in the first quarter Saturday afternoon and went on to coast to a 72-38 win over the Keene State College women's basketball team in Little East action at The Murray Center.
- Keene State: 3-12, 2-4 LEC
- Rhode Island College: 13-1, 6-0 LEC
How It Happened
Keene State actually started off on the right foot after scoring seven consecutive points in two and a half minutes to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 10-4 lead following a layup by Hailey Derosia and five consecutive points from Kenzie Bennett, the last of which came on a three at the 4:17 mark. However, Rhode Island College took a 12-10 lead by the end of the first quarter and then dominated the second 10 minuntes, shooting 69% (11-of-16) overall and 3-of-4 from three point range. After taking a six point lead, KSC did not score for over 18 minutes and did not make another field goal unitl 1:35 remained in the third. The Anchorwomen led 39-10 at halftime and then scored 15 of the first 17 points of the second half to extend their lead even further.
Rhode Island College shot 55% (29-of-53) in the game and KSC just 28% (13-of-47). The Owls also made just 6-of-15 (40%) from the foul line and were outrebounded 43-21.
Lilly Shlimon led Keene State with 14 points (5-10 FG) and three rebounds off the bench while Katie Martineau made both of her attempts from three to score six points. Those two shot a combined 7-for-13 from the field. Rhode Island College was led by Sophia Guerrier, who had 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting, six rebounds, three assists and a block. Three others scored nine as the Anchorwomen won for the 10th straight game. Their lone loss on the season was a one-point (47-46) decision at Williams College (12-2).
Inside the Paint
- Keene State has scored 50 points or fewer in six consecutive games.
- The Owls have lost to RIC three times in a row since winning eight of nine in the series. In the three defeats, KSC has not scored more than 42 points in any game.
- Keene State's 27.7% shooting was the lowest mark of the season.
- KSC welcomes UMass-Dartmouth (8-7, 3-3 LEC) to Spaulding Gymnasium for a 4:00 pm start on Wednesday, January 15.
- Rhode Island College goes to Eastern Connecticut State University (11-2, 5-0 LEC) on the same day and time in a matchup that features two teams that have won a combined 17 games in a row.