Rams Visit St. Bonaventure Wednesday

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (2-16, 0-5 A-10) at St. Bonaventure (6-12, 1-4 A-10)
Wednesday, Jan. 17 - 7:00 p.m.
Reilly Center - St. Bonaventure, N.Y.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. ST. BONAVENTURE - SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday will be the 52nd meeting between Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure.
  • St. Bonaventure holds the advantage in the all-time series, 28-23 and have won the last nine straight games against the Rams.
  • The last Rhody win came on March 7, 2008 when the Rams defeated the Bonnies 61-49 in the first round of the A-10 Championship.
  • St. Bonaventure is led by senior Mariah Ruff who is averaging 15.8 points per game. She ranks second in the conference with 4.7 assists per game.
  • Last time out, Ruff dropped 30 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists, and three steals in the Bonnies 66-63 loss to La Salle on Jan. 13.
  • Bona junior Mckenna Maycock leads the A-10 with a 47.1 percent 3-point average .
  • Rhode Island is looking for its first conference win in the contest.

MOFFITT BRINGS ENERGY OFF BENCH

  • Through five games of conference play, freshman Maia Moffitt is averaging 7.0 points per game while adding 6.0 rebounds.
  • In the first five games of the season, Moffitt averaged 1.8 rebounds and 1.4 points per contest.
  • In the five games she's been inserted into the starting lineup, the freshman averaged 6.8 points and boards per game.
  • Against Southern Connecticut, she brought down seven total rebounds, six of which were defensive boards.
  • The Bay Shore, N.Y. native grabbed a nine rebounds against Richmond, including five on the offensive glass.
  • Moffitt had a career-high 11 points against VCU.

LAST TIME OUT - RHODE ISLAND LOSES TO GEORGE MASON, 92-53

  • Rhode Island could not keep up with George Mason, falling 92-53 in Atlantic 10 play on Jan. 14.
  • The visiting Patriots scored at least 20 points in each quarter, using a balanced attack to keep Rhody at a distance throughout.
  • Four different Patriots scored in double digits, led by 22 points from Nicole Cardano-Hillary and 15 from Natalie Butler.
  • With its first basket of the second quarter, George Mason established a double-digit lead that it never relinquished.
  • The deficit reached as high as 20 points before halftime, and Rhode Island was unable to get closer than 16 points the rest of the way.
  • Freshman Abby Streeter led the Rams with 14 points, connecting on four attempts from long range.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen registered her third double-double of the season in the contest. She finished with 12 points and 11 rebounds in 23 minutes before fouling out.
  • It marked the 11th time this season she scored in double figures and the fourth time she grabbed double-digit rebounds.
  • Freshman Maia Moffitt grabbed six rebounds while also recording four points and a pair of steals.
  • Rhode Island committed 30 turnovers in the loss, which led directly to 36 points for the Patriots.
  • It was the 10th time this season that the Rams turned the ball over at least 20 times, and the third game with 30 or more turnovers.
  • The Rams managed just nine points in the fourth quarter, marking the 14th time this season they score single-digit points in a period.
  • George Mason held the advantage in rebounding (51-30), steals (17-10), assists (19-12), bench points (30-14), points in the paint (36-24) and fast break points (8-2).
  • Mason's Natalie Butler - the nation's leading rebounder - finished with 15 points and 16 rebounds. It marked her 17th double-double of the season.
  • Nicole Cardano-Hillary recorded a game-high 22 points. The freshman guard also had seven steals and seven assists for the Patriots.