Rams Welcome Massachusetts Sunday Afternoon

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (3-18, 1-7 A-10) vs. Massachusetts (9-11, 1-6 A-10)
Sunday, Jan. 28 - 2:00 p.m.
Ryan Center - Kingston, R.I.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. MASSACHUSETTS - SERIES NOTES

  • Sunday will be the 79th meeting between Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
  • The Minutewomen hold a 43-35 edge in the all-time series.
  • The game is the first of two meetings between the schools this season. The Rams will head to Amherst, Mass. on Feb. 24.
  • In the last meeting, Rhode Island was able to hold off Massachusetts in a 53-50 victory at the Ryan Center on Feb. 22, 2017.
  • The Minutewomen are 2-7 on the road this season, most recently falling to Davidson in a 87-81 overtime loss on Jan. 24.
  • Massachusetts is led by sophomore Hailey Leidel who is averaging 15.8 points per game. Leidel is first in the Atlantic 10 with a 45.5 3-point percentage.
  • Senior Maggie Mulligan is nearly averaging a double-double, providing 10.7 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Mulligan is second in the conference averaging 2.4 blocks per game.
  • Freshman Bre Hampton-Bey was named the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Jan. 22 after scoring a career-high 31 points and handing out nine assists in the Minutewomen's win over VCU on Jan. 21.
  • The first 100 fans in attendance will receive a free t-shirt.

LAST TIME OUT - RAMS FALL TO GEORGE WASHINGTON, 65-52

  • George Washington's Kelli Prange had a career-high 36 points to lead the Colonials to a 65-52 win over Rhode Island on Jan. 24.
  • The Rams got a hot start, shooting ahead 7-0 after blocking Colonial shots on back-to-back possessions.
  • However GW scored 13 unanswered points with 5:15 remaining to close out the quarter up 17-9.
  • Rhode Island outscored the Colonials 16-12 in the second, including a good 3-pointer by Meghan Oberg at 1:54 to lift the Rams within three points (24-21).
  • Successful trips to the free throw line for Laura Perez and Marta Vargas inched Rhody closer to George Washington, as they went into the break down 29-27.
  • The Colonials took charge and outscored the Rams 22-11 in the third quarter.
  • Rhode Island had three consecutive possessions scoring 3-pointers in the fourth, but it was not enough as GW took the eventual victory.
  • Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome scored a team-high 11 points in 15 minutes off the bench - going 3-of-3 from long range.
  • Junior Jalissa Ross had 10 points while adding six rebounds and three assists.
  • Freshman Maia Moffitt had nine points. She added five rebounds.
  • Redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg had seven points and three rebounds.
  • GW held Nicole Jorgensen - Rhode Island's leading scorer - to just three points in 14 minutes before the sophomore fouled out.
  • Freshman Marta Vargas had seven points and five assists.
  • George Washington scored 22 points off of Rhody's 27 turnovers.
  • The Colonials had the advantage in rebounds, 38-31.

COLOME COMES OUT TO PLAY

  • Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome is the third leading scorer for the Rams, averaging 7.1 points per game.
  • She went 3-of-3 from beyond the arc at George Washington, providing a team-high 11 points in 15 minutes off the bench.
  • Colome scored a career-high 25 points at Penn. She added four assists, two rebounds and one steal.
  • She had a team-high 18 points while adding seven assists in 28 minutes of play at St. Bonaventure.
  • Colome filled the stat sheet with 19 points, nine assists, five steals and four rebounds in her debut against UMass Lowell.
  • The nine assists in the season-opener were the most by a Ram since Charise Wilson dished out 10 at Syracuse last year.