Ross, Wilson, Banker, Ward, Tabakman
Musgrave, Alexander, White, Mehta, Steeves
How It Happened
Shooting from the free throw line and the perimeter was the defense as Rhode Island fell 67-63 at Brown Tuesday night.
After a hot start saw the Rams (2-4) make 4-of-5 from 3-point range in the opening quarter, the Rams were 5-of-19 the rest of the way from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, Brown (6-1) made 11 3-point shots, including six in the second half. The Bears also were 12-for-16 at the free throw line, compared to Rhody's 6-for-13 at the stripe.
Despite the struggles, Rhode Island had its chances. Trailing by seven with 90 seconds to go, Charise Wilson hit a 3 to make it 63-59. The Rams then forced back-to-back turnovers, but were unable to convert either chance into points, and Brown was able to hold the rally off.
Inside the Box Score
- Freshman Jalissa Ross had a career-high 12 points to go with five rebounds and two assists.
- Senior Samantha Tabakman scored a team-high 16 points. She added eight rebounds and two blocked shots.
- Redshirt junior Kallie Banker scored a season-high nine points, all in the first half.
- Senior Tayra Melendez had a team-high nine rebounds to go with six points, one block and one steal.
- Sophomore Charise Wilson had 13 points, seven assists, four steals and four rebounds. It was her second straight game with seven assists.
- In just her 36th career game, Wilson moved into 10th place in program history with 82 3-point baskets.
- Rhode Island did not attempt a free throw in the first half. The Rams first free throws came with 8:04 left in the third.
- Rhody beat Brown in fastbreak points (7-4), points off turnovers (18-9) and points in the paint (24-10).
Stat of the Game
40.7 – Brown shot 40.7 percent from the 3-point line, making 11-of-27 attempts. The Bears were 11-for-33 inside the arc.
Rhode Island sticks with the Ivy League competition as it travels to Dartmouth for a game Friday night at 7 p.m.