Cold Shooting Dooms Women's Basketball In Loss At RIC

Cold Shooting Dooms Women's Basketball In Loss At RIC

THE BASICS
Score:
Rhode Island College 55, Dean College 46
Records: Rhode Island College (6-2), Dean College (4-3)
Location: Murray Center, Providence, R.I.
Date: Monday, December 4, 2017
Time: 7:00 PM

THE LEAD:
Host Rhode Island College outscored Dean College 16-7 in the fourth quarter to pull away and post a 55-46 win to snap the Bulldogs' three-game winning streak on Monday evening.

The Anchorwomen held Dean to just 2-for-14 shooting in the final ten minutes and the Bulldogs didn't make their first basket of the decisive quarter until more than five minutes had ticked off the clock.

HOW IT HAPPENED:
Rhode Island College was ahead at half time by just three (27-24) when they opened the second half by jumping out to a nine-point lead less than three minutes into the half.

Dean finally started to find some offensive rhythm as the quarter rolled on, getting a corner three-pointer from Sophia Church (Rochester, Mass.), an inside hoop from Shannon Rosensteel (Weston, Fla.) and a three-point play from Nicole Romero (Winchendon, Mass.).

The Bulldogs actually took the lead when Jamaya Cleveland (Greensboro, Ga.) collected a steal and raced in uncontested for an easy score and then Church finished on the interior to give Dean a 39-37 edge.

Church's basket with less than a minute to go in the third quarter, however, would be the Bulldogs' last for more than six minutes as the Anchorwomen built their lead.

Even with the scoring drought, Dean was still within striking distance after a Shania Springer (Bayshore, N.Y.) hoop made the score, 50-46 with less than two minutes to play.

Rhode Island College was able to put the game away when Ornela Livramento scored one possession and then assisted on Jordyn Gauvin's basket on the ensuing trip down the floor to seal the win.

INSIDE THE NUMBERS:
The Bulldogs struggled shooting the ball most of the night, connecting on a season-low 30.9 percent of their attempts. RIC controlled the glass in securing their sixth win of the season, holding a 47-29 edge in rebounds.

Romero was the lone Dean player to reach double figures, finishing with 11 points – her fourth straight double figure scoring effort. Rosensteel, meanwhile, just missed out on a double-double with nine points and nine rebounds.

UP NEXT:
Dean returns to action on Wednesday with just their second home contest of the semester as they welcome NECC foe Newbury to Pieri Gymnasium for a 7:00 PM tip.