Rams Drop Atlantic 10 Opener to Richmond, 74-53

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhode Island Starters
Colome, Ross, Moffatt, Streeter, Jorgensen

Richmond Starters
Hatcher, M. Parson, A. Parson, Hudalla, Wike

How it Happened
Rhode Island's ball-handling struggles continued Sunday, in a 74-53 loss to Richmond at the Ryan Center. The Rams (2-12, 0-1 A-10) committed 27 turnovers, which led directly to 32 points for the Spiders.

Richmond (6-8, 1-0 A-10) built up a double-digit lead before the break and never let the Rams back in it. A Nicole Jorgensen layup trimmed Rhody's deficit to 11 with 8:27 to go in the third quarter, but the Spiders responded with a 15-3 run over the next three and a half minutes to take their largest lead of the game (23 points) at 47-24.

The Rams cut it to 17 - on four occasions - but were unable to get any closer as Richmond eased its way to the conference-opening victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Junior Jalissa Ross recorded career-highs in rebounds (11), assists (6) and blocks (4). She also added nine points for the Rams, narrowly missing her first-career double-double.
  • Freshman Maia Moffitt also set a new career-high in rebounding with nine, including five on the offensive glass.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen finished with a team-high 10 points, marking her seventh game of the season with double-digit points. She was the only Ram to reach double figures in the scoring column.
  • Richmond's defense held Rhody's top shooter, freshman Abby Streeter, to just two attempts from the field. In 23 minutes on the court, Streeter finished with five points on a layup and one 3-pointer.
  • Eleven of the 12 players to get in the game for the Rams scored, but Jorgensen, Ross and Moffitt were the only ones to finish with more than six points.
  • Micaela Parson (21), Kailyn Flynn (15) and Dee Hatcher (11) led Richmond in scoring.
  • As a team, the Spiders had the advantage in rebounds (51-46), steals (17-4), bench scoring (33-17) and points in the paint (32-18).
  • Rhode Island finished with a 5-1 advantage in blocks and a 14-12 edge in assists.

Stat of the Game
6 -
The Rams managed just six points in the second quarter, marking the 12th time this season they score single-digit points in a period.

Up Next
Rhode Island returns to action at Dayton on Thursday night. Tipoff at UD Arena is set for 7 p.m.