Rams Continue Conference Road Swing at Massachusetts Sunday

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

RHODE ISLAND at MASSACHUSETTS
Sunday, Feb. 10 at 2:00 p.m.
Mullins Center - Amherst, Mass.

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RHODE ISLAND VS. MASSACHUSETTS - SERIES NOTES

  • Sunday will be the 81st meeting between Rhode Island and La Salle.
  • The Minutewomen hold a 45-35 advantage in the all-time series dating back to 1976.
  • Massachusetts has won two of the last three contests. The last Rhody win came on Feb. 22, 2017 at the Ryan Center. The Rams edged the Minutewomen 53-50.
  • This is the first of two meetings set for Rhode Island and Massachusetts this season. The Minutewomen will travel to face the Rams at the Ryan Center on March 2.
  • Rhody is looking to get back in the win column, most recently falling at La Salle 77-71. Massachusetts enters Sunday's game coming off a 69-66 win at Duquesne.
  • Hailey Leidel leads the Minutewomen averaging 13.4 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.
  • Rhode Island's Elemy Colome is fourth in the A-10 averaging 15.2 points per game. Leidel's offensive effort ranks her seventh.
  • Rhody's Nicole Jorgensen and Leidel are knotted for sixth in the league in rebounding, grabbing 7.2 boards per contest.
  • Rhode Island is ranked first in the conference in blocked shots, averaging 5.4 per contest. Massachusetts is 12th in the league with 2.3 stops a game.

JORGENSEN SURPASSES 500 REBOUNDS

  • In the Ram's game against Dayton junior Nicole Jorgensen's third rebound of the game was the 500th of her career.
  • She's now at 513 career boards.
  • She needs 101 rebounds to crack the Rhody top 10 and pass Lindsay Harris who had 613 career rebounds in 2006-10.
  • As a sophomore, the Quincy, Mass. native had 204 rebounds. She has 159 through 22 games this season.
  • Jorgensen is also less than 200 points away from scoring 1,000 on her career.
  • With 861 career points, she is just 139 away from the milestone.
  • Jorgensen has a chance to be the 22nd Ram in program history to reach 1,000 points.
  • The last Ram to do so was Charise Wilson (2014-18) who had 1,428 career points.

BLOCK PARTY FEATURING THE RAMS

  • Rhode Island leads the Atlantic 10 in blocked shots per game, averaging 5.4 per contest.
  • No other team in the conference is averaging more than 4.3 stops per game.
  • There have been 10 Rams that have had at least one block through 22 games this season.
  • Junior Nicole Jorgensen leads the Rams with 35 blocks. Senior Dina Motrechuk has 25 and classmate Jalissa Ross has 17. Redshirt junior Davida Dale has 16 stops and redshirt sophomore Meghan Oberg has 10.
  • Jorgensen is fourth in the A-10 averaging 1.6 blocks per game.
  • The Quincy, Mass. native matched her career-best five blocks at George Mason Jan. 27.
  • Motrechuk set the program's single-game record with eight blocks at Saint Louis.
  • She is ranked eighth in the conference, averaging 1.3 stops per game.
  • Senior Laura Perez recorded her first career block in the game against St. Bonaventure on Jan. 30.
  • Rhode Island tied the second most stops in a game (11) three times this season in games against Brown, Saint Louis and Dayton.