Rams Host Holy Cross Sunday Afternoon

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Holy Cross at Rhode Island
Sunday, Dec. 17 - 2 p.m.
Ryan Center - Kingston, R.I.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. HOLY CROSS - SERIES NOTES

  • Sunday's contest will be the 11th meeting between the two schools, and the first time they have faced since 2010.
  • Holy Cross holds a 7-3 edge in the all-time series with Rhode Island.
  • In the last meeting, the Crusaders defeated the Rams 80-71 on Jan. 5, 2010 in Worcester, Mass.
  • The first contest between the schools was on Nov. 25, 1988 in Worcester, Mass. with Holy Cross taking the 87-68 victory.
  • The last Rhody win came on Dec. 9, 2008 in a 60-53 victory in Kingston, R.I.
  • Holy Cross is 4-5 in the 2017-18 season, most recently edging Vermont 64-53 on Dec. 9. The Crusaders are 2-3 on the road.
  • Lauren Manis leads Holy Cross with an average of 19.0 points per game and 9.6 rebounds per game. 

TOY DRIVE TO BENEFIT THEY OFTEN CRY OUTREACH ORGANIZATION

  • Rhode Island women's basketball will be hosting a toy drive during the game on Sunday.
  • All donations will benefit the They Often Cry Outreach non-profit organization. To learn more about the cause, click here.
  • Be one of the first 250 fans to donate a new toy and you will receive a free Rhode Island cell phone wallet. 

PEDIATRIC CANCER AWARENESS GAME

  • Members of the women's basketball team will be wearing yellow shoelaces in support of go4thegoal to bring awareness for Pediatric Cancer.
  • For more information and to make a donation, click here.

LAST TIME OUT - RAMS SHOOT PAST FAIRFIELD, WIN 62-47

  • 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 on Dec. 11.
  • Rhode Island 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 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.
  • 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.