Rams Visit Fordham Sunday Afternoon

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

THE BASICS
Rhode Island (3-20, 1-9 A-10) at Fordham (17-6, 8-2 A-10)
Sunday, Feb. 4 - 2:00 p.m.
Rose Hill Gym - Bronx, N.Y.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. FORDHAM - SERIES NOTES

  • Sunday will be the 36th game all time between Rhode Island and Fordham.
  • Rhode Island has a slight 19-16 edge in the series, however Fordham has taken the victory in the last two contests.
  • The last Rhody win came on Feb. 15, 2015 in a 71-56 victory in Kingston, R.I.
  • Fordham's Bre Cavanaugh (17.0) and G'Mrice Davis (16.7) rank fourth and fifth in the Atlantic 10 in points per game.
  • Davis is second in the conference in rebounds per game, providing 13.3.
  • Fordham is holding opponents to an average of 55.9 points per game, the best in the league.
  • The Rams of the Bronx most recently fell to Saint Louis in a 91-85 double-overtime thriller. Cavanaugh poured in 37 points, a new single-game school record by a Ram rookie.

BLOCK PARTY

  • Rhode Island sits third in the Atlantic 10 with 4.1 blocks per game.
  • Ahead of Rhody is only Saint Louis (4.3) and Duquesne (5.9).
  • Jalissa Ross (1.0), Dina Motrechuk (1.0), Nicole Jorgensen (0.9) and Meghan Oberg (0.7) all rank within the conference's top 25 in blocks per game.
  • In conference play, Ross ranks seventh with an average of 1.3 blocks per game. She had a career-high four blocks against Richmond.
  • Motrechuk is fifth in Rhode Island history with 97 career blocks.
  • Through the last five games, Jorgensen is averaging 1.8 blocks. She's had a season-high three blocked shots twice - at St. Bonaventure and at George Washington.

LAST TIME OUT - DAVIDSON TOO MUCH FOR RHODE ISLAND, RAMS FALL 79-67

  • Rhode Island could not contain Davidson's Mackenzie Latt as the Rams fell to the Wildcats, 79-67 on Jan. 31 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 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.
  • 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.
  • Rhody 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.