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January 22, 2005

PSU Women’s Basketball sinks Anchorwomen

   PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore Ashley White (Merrimack, N.H.) scored a game-high 16 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State University women's basketball team past Rhode Island College, 65-58, in Little East Conference women's basketball action.

              White added six rebounds, four assists, three steals and a block to her performance as the Panthers won for the third time in four outings.  PSU, which swept the season series from RIC, improves to 4-3 in conference play and 6-9 overall, while the Anchorwomen fall to 3-4 in the LEC and 7-10 overall.

              It was a tale of two halves.  The hosts connected on 58 percent of their shots in the first half, while PSU hit at only a 24.3 percent clip, and RIC enjoyed a 31-25 lead at the break.  Only seven missed RIC free throws in nine tries prevented a larger margin.

              The second half was a different story, as PSU outscored the Anchorwomen 40-27, hitting on 53.3 percent from the floor while the hosts were converting only 27.6 percent.

              Senior Lauren Devereaux (Hope Valley, R.I.) and sophomore Colleen Mahoney (North Attleboro, Mass.) also contributed to the Panther victory, Devereaux adding 12 points and a team-high seven rebounds and Mahoney chipping in with 11 points, five boards and four assists.

              RIC had a balanced offensive attack. Junior Jamie Angell (Cranston, R.I.) registered a team-high 14 points, while sophomore Kari Geisler (Deerfield, N.H.) added 12 points and nine rebounds.  Freshman Colleen Feeney (Providence, R.I.) came off the bench to score 12 points, and classmate Josalee Danieli (New Gloucester, Maine) chipped in with 10 points and seven boards.

              Plymouth State, which has played only four of its 15 games at home, returns to Foley Gymnasium for four consecutive home games, beginning Tuesday (Jan. 25) against LEC-leading Southern Maine (5:30 p.m.) RIC will play at Western Connecticut on Tuesday.

  (Courtesy of RIC Sports Information)

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