Feb 17, 2018
RHODE ISLAND VS. DUQUESNE - SERIES NOTES
- 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.
LAST TIME OUT - RAMS FALL JUST SHORT AGAINST SAINT LOUIS, 70-66
- 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.