Davidson Too Much for Rhode Island, Rams Fall 79-67

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhode Island Starters
Ross, Moffitt, Vargas, Streeter, Jorgensen

Davidson Starters
Turner, Timpton, Lyon, Welling, Latt

How it Happened
Rhode Island (3-20, 1-9 A-10) could not contain Davidson's Mackenzie Latt as the Rams fell to the Wildcats, 79-67, Wednesday morning at the Ryan Center.

Latt scored a game high 32 points and grabbed 12 rebounds controlling the paint on both ends of the floor. The Davidson senior helped her team build a six point lead by the end of the first quarter, and the Wildcats (10-13, 5-5 A-10) never relinquished the lead the rest of the way.

Rhode Island trailed by as many as 28 points, before rallying late. The Rams trimmed the lead to as little as 12 points with 30 seconds to go but that was as close as Rhode Island got.

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen scored team-high 12 points for the Rams. She also grabbed five rebounds and blocked two shots in 19 minutes, before fouling out for the eighth time this season.
  • Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome also scored in double figures, finishing with 11 points, three steals and three rebounds.
  • Redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg blocked three shots for the Rams while also collecting four rebounds.
  • Rhode Island committed 21 turnovers in the game. It marked the 12th time this season Rhody turns the ball over 20 or more times in a game.
  • As a team, Davidson held the advantage in rebounds (45-30), steals (14-9), assists (17-15), points off turnovers (28-20), second-chance points (16-6) and points in the paint (34-27).
  • Mackenzie Latt (32), Katie Turner (15) and Justine Lyon (10) all scored in double figures for the Wildcats.
  • Latt also registered game-highs in rebounds (12) and steals (6) while Turner led all players with eight assists.

Up Next
Rhode Island returns to action Sunday afternoon at Fordham. Tipoff at Rose Hill Gym is set for 2 p.m.