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January 21, 2012

PSU Women’s Hoop defeated by Rhode Island College

Galvin leads Panthers against LEC leaders

            PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Senior Cynthia Gaudet finished with 17 points, six steals and three assists Saturday afternoon while junior Courtney Burns added 10 points and six rebounds as the Rhode Island College women's basketball team cruised past the Plymouth State Panthers, 73-44, in Little East Conference play at The Murray Center.

            Senior Rachel Riley added 10 points and 12 boards for RIC (14-2, 7-0 LEC). With their 11th straight win, the Anchorwomen remain in sole possession of first place in the Little East standings.

            RIC held Plymouth State (2-13, 0-7 LEC) to just 25 percent shooting from the floor. The Anchorwomen also held a definitive edge on the glass, as they outrebounded PSU, 65-44, and tallied 29 offensive rebounds.

            Plymouth State jumped out to an early lead after junior Kellie Walsh tallied the first basket of the game, but the Anchorwomen responded with 20 unanswered points over the next eight minutes to take a 20-2 lead.  Senior Stephanie Coro scored eight points during that span, and finished the game with nine points and eight rebounds.

            Sophomore Meghan Faretra finally halted the drought with 11:25 remaining in the half to make it, 20-5. However, PSU was outscored, 24-10, through the rest of the frame, and went into the intermission trailing, 44-15. The Panthers were held without a field goal for the final six minutes of the half.

            Senior Michaela Galvin led PSU with 13 points and eight rebounds, while Walsh chipped in with nine points. Faretra notched five points and six rebounds, while junior Kaylee Towle totaled six points off the bench.

            Rhode Island College received some great contributions from its bench, highlighted by sophomore Alexia Vega, who finished with six points and six rebounds. Junior Ashley O'Dell added six points, five assists and four boards, while senior guard Nicole Girard posted three points, four assists and five rebounds.

            Both teams continue Little East play Tuesday, RIC visiting Western Connecticut and PSU hosting the University of Southern Maine. 

(Courtesy of RIC Sports Information) 

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