Feb 20, 2018
RHODE ISLAND VS. ST. BONAVENTURE - SERIES NOTES
- Wednesday will be the 53rd meeting between Rhode Island and St. Bonaventure, and the second meeting this year.
- St. Bonaventure holds the advantage in the all-time series 29-23. The Bonnies have won the last 10 straight games against the Rams.
- In the first meeting this season, St. Bonaventure beat Rhode Island 81-70.
- The last Rhody win came on March 7, 2008 when the Rams defeated the Bonnies 61-49 in the first round of the A-10 Championship.
- St. Bonaventure's Mckenna Maycock leads the conference with a 47.1 3-point field goal percentage.
- Mariah Ruff is second in the Atlantic 10 with 5.1 assists per game.
- In conference play Ruff is averaging 19.4 points per game, which leads the A-10.
- Most recently the Bonnies fell to George Mason 78-63 on Feb. 18 despite having four players score in double figures – Arielle Harvey (16), Maycock (15), Ruff (15), and Danielle Migliore (10).
LAST TIME OUT - RHODY FALLS AT DUQUESNE 80-71
- A late spurt was not enough for the Rams as they fell to Duquesne 80-71 on Feb. 17.
- The Dukes jumped ahead with three 3-point basket scoring posessions to make the score 9-2 in the opening two minutes.
- Rhode Island answered by going on a 7-0 run and tied the score at 9 after a fast break steal by Maia Moffitt.
- It was 15-15 game at the first media timeout (5:00). A Chassidy Omogrosso layup put the Dukes up 17-15 but a good 3-pointer by Laura Perez pushed the Rams on top 18-17 with 2:05 left in the period.
- Rhody went into the second down 23-20. It was back and forth play in the second quarter until the Dukes went on a 11-4 run to go into the break up 44-35.
- Duquesne pushed its lead to as many as 19 points in the fourth quarter (71-52).
- The Rams chipped away at the deficit, after Moffitt converted a three-point play with 1:23 left of the game making the score 74-67.
- A jumper by Nicole Jorgensen got the Rams within five with 28 seconds left, but after two successful trips to the free throw line for the Dukes, the Rams ran out of time.
- Jorgensen recorded her third straight double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds. It was her eighth double-double of the season and the 12th of her career.
- Freshman Maia Moffitt went 3-of-3 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe for 10 points. She added five rebounds, three assists, and two steals.
- Redshirt sophomore Elemy Colome had 17 points, and five assists in 26 minutes off the bench.
- Junior Jalissa Ross added seven points, three rebounds, and two steals before fouling out.
- Duquesne had four players score in double figures: Kadri-Ann Lass (18), Chassidy Omogrosso (17), Chad Richardson (16), and Libby Bazelak (11).
- Rhode Island committed 11 turnovers to Duquesne's 15. The Rams scored 14 points on those miscues.
ROSS RECORDING CAREER-HIGHS IN 2017-18
- Junior Jalissa Ross dished out a career-high 14 points and narrowly missed her first career double-double with nine rebounds against La Salle.
- She has scored 13 points twice this season - at St. Bonaventure and against Saint Louis.
- Ross had career-highs in rebounds (11) and assists (6) in the game against Richmond. She also added nine points, nearly recording a double-double.
- She went a career-best 7-of-9 from the charity stripe against Holy Cross.
- Ross had a career-best five blocked shots against Saint Louis.
- The Roxbury, Mass. native filled the stat sheet with 10 points, six rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in a career-high 39 minutes at George Washington.
- She has started in all but one game this season, averaging 7.0 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She was contributing 4.4 points and 3.9 rebounds a year ago.