Rams Visit Duquesne Saturday Afternoon

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhode Island (3-23, 1-13 A-10) at Duquesne (21-5, 11-2 A-10)
Saturday, Feb. 27 - 2:00 p.m.
A.J. Palumbo Center - Pittsburgh, Pa.
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  • Saturday will be the 53rd game all time between Rhode Island and Duquesne.
  • Duquesne leads the series 31-21.
  • Rhode Island earned a 71-69 victory in Kingston, R.I. on Feb. 18 of last season, snapping a four game winning streak previously held by the Dukes.
  • The Duke's Julijuana Vojinovic leads the team with 16.9 points per game. Chassidy Omogrosso follows shortly behind, averaging 16.5 points per game.
  • Kadri-Ann Lass leads Duquesne with 6.7 rebounds per contest.
  • The Dukes lead the conference with 6.1 blocks per game.


  • Rhode Island battled Saint Louis, but senior Jackie Kemph took over down the stretch to help the visiting Billikens escape with a 70-66 victory on Feb. 10.
  • Trailing 55-50 with less than six minutes to go, Rhode Island scored nine straight points to take a four-point lead with 4:46 to go.
  • Nicole Jorgensen converted an old-fashioned three-point play, and Jalissa Ross hit a layup to tie the game.
  • After a defensive stop, Maia Moffitt hit two free throws to give Rhody the lead, and a Jorgensen basket off a nice pass from Elemy Colome made the score 59-55.
  • However, Saint Louis responded with an 8-0 run to retake the lead.
  • After four straight free throws by the Billikens tied the game at 59-59, Kemph took over. She scored the next six points for Saint Louis, then assisted on a basket by Maddison Gits to put the Rams in a 69-63 hole.
  • Moffitt converted a three-point play with eight seconds left to make the score 69-66, but Rhody ran out of time and dropped its sixth straight game.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen recorded her second straight double-double with 21 points and 10. It was her sixth double-double of the season and the 11th of her career.
  • Junior Jalissa Ross scored 13 points, her sixth game in double figures this season. She also blocked a career-high five shots and grabbed seven rebounds.
  • Freshman Marta Vargas scored 16 points and had two assists.
  • Freshman Maia Moffitt had eight points, eight rebounds and two steals.
  • Saint Louis senior Jackie Kemph had 20 points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals.
  • The Billikens had a 20-6 edge in points off turnovers.
  • Saint Louis was 16-of-18 at the free throw line, while Rhode Island was 15-of-23.