Rams Come Up Short Against Dartmouth, 62-52

Rams Come Up Short Against Dartmouth, 62-52

Rhody Starters
Wilson, M. Johnson, Ward, Ross, Motrechuk

Dartmouth Starters
Quinones, Norman, Smith, Mixon, Letkewicz

How It Happened
Rhode Island fell 62-52 to Dartmouth Sunday afternoon.

In the first quarter, a strong Rhody defense held Dartmouth (4-6) to just 10 points.  Trailing 10-8, the Rams (4-8) went on a 15-0 run – led by four points each by Dominique Ward and Nicole Jorgensen. Rhody held the Big Green without a basket for the final four minutes of the first quarter. Overall, Dartmouth did not score for 6:38, when a three-point play by Olivia Smith cut the deficit to 10 (23-13) 2:46 into the second.

Rhode Island led at the end of each of the first three quarters, taking a 44-43 advantage into the fourth period. However, the momentum was lost in the fourth, as Dartmouth outscored the Rams 19-8 for the eventual victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Dina Motrechuk blocked six shots, tying Rhode Island's single game record for the second time this season. She also added six points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist in 24 minutes on the floor.  
  • As a team, the Rams had 12 blocks, tying the program's single-game record for total blocks. Rhody also blocked 12 earlier this season against Bryant on Dec. 4.
  • Junior Morgan Johnson scored a team-high 14 points, a new career best.  
  • Rhode Island forced 17 turnovers, and recorded nine steals.
  • Dartmouth had a 48-36 edge on the boards.
  • The Big Green's bench outscored Rhode Island's 15-11. 

Stats of the Game
23 – Dartmouth finished the game with 23 second chance points compared to Rhode Islands' seven.

20 – The Big Green had 20 offensive boards, marking the fourth time this season the Rams allowed 20 or more offensive rebounds in a game.

What's Next
Rhode Island opens Atlantic 10 play on December 28th at St. Bonaventure. Game time is 4 p.m. EST.