Rhode Island Falls at Kent State

Rhode Island Falls at Kent State

Nov. 29, 2009

Box Score

KENT, Ohio -- Lindsay Harris and Ashley Rivera each tallied 13 points as Rhode Island dropped a 64-46 decision at Kent State.

Harris was 6-of-12 from the floor, grabbing seven rebounds and blocking two shots. Rivera knocked down 3-of-10 from the perimeter while connecting on 4-of-4 from the charity stripe.

The Rams (2-4) and Golden Flash (4-1) traded baskets for much of the first nine minutes of the game. A Caitlin Kearns jumper cut the URI deficit to four - at 11-7 with 10:50 to play in the period - before Kent State began a 12-5 push over the next 4:35. The Golden Flashes led by as many as 19 points before taking a 32-16 advantage at the break.

In the second half, Kent State built its lead to as many as 28 points (57-29), but the Rams would not let up easily. URI outscored Kent, 17-7, over the final 9:06 of the contest.

Lara Gaspar had seven points and six rebounds, while Caitlin Kearns added five points and five rebounds. Anisha Wilson dished out five assists off the bench.

For the game, Rhode Island shot 32.0% (16-50) from the floor and narrowly lost the battle on the glass, 45-44.

The Rams return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Central Connecticut.