Lassiter, Colome, Ross, Jorgensen, Streeter
Kramer, Cooper, McLaughlin, Landy, Lewis
How It Happened
Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen recorded a double-double and freshman Abby Streeter hit 3-pointers on three straight possessions to lead Rhode Island to a 62-47 win over Fairfield Monday night.
Rhode Island (2-8) used hot shooting to build an early lead. The Rams hit 57.1 percent (8-of-14) from the floor as Jalissa Ross, Nicole Jorgensen and Marta Vargas each scored four points to help Rhody take an 18-11 lead after one period.
The Rams got the lead to 12 points at 26-14 following a jumper from Elemy Colome at the 4:10 mark of the second quarter. Fairfield (3-7) began to heat up late in the quarter. Samantha Cooper started an 11-4 spurt with a pair of baskets on consecutive possessions for the Stags. A shot by Khadidiatou Diouf with six seconds left in the half cut the Rhody advantage to 30-25 heading into the break.
Fairfield used a 9-2 run at the start of the third quarter to take its first lead of the game. A 3-pointer from Sam Kramer put the Stags ahead 33-32. The lead got to as many as four points at 38-34 following another Kramer 3-pointer, but Rhode Island ended the period on a 10-1 run to pull back in front, 44-39.
Fairfield trimmed the Rhode Island lead to 47-43 on a Kendra Landry layup with 6:07 to go. However, Streeter caught fire, hitting 3-point baskets on three straight possessions to extend the lead to 56-43. The Rams maintained a double-digit lead the rest of the way to snap their eight-game losing streak.
Inside the Box Score
- Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen had the fifth double-double of her career, scoring 19 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. She also blocked a pair of shots.
- Freshman Abby Streeter scored 15 points, all of which came on 3-point shots. It was the third time this season she has made five 3-pointers in one game.
- Junior Jalissa Ross was the third Ram to score in double digits. She had 10 points, five assists, three rebounds and two steals.
- Rhode Island had eight blocked shots, including three from redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg.
- Redshirt sophomore Laura Perez provided a boost off the bench. She had five points and four rebounds in 11 minutes, all in the second half.
- The Rams were 9-for-20 from 3-point range.
Stat of the Game
18 – Rhode Island had 18 assists on 24 field goals. Ross led the team with five assists. Elemy Colome had four, while sophomore Ednaija Lassiter and freshman Marta Vargas each had three.
Rhode Island is back at the Ryan Center Sunday afternoon to host Holy Cross. Game is set for a 2 p.m. tip.