Rams Host Marist in Home Opener Sunday Afternoon

Rams Host Marist in Home Opener Sunday Afternoon

THE BASICS
Rhode Island: 0-1
Marist: 0-1
Location: Ryan Center – Kingston, R.I.
Date: Sunday, Nov. 13
Tip-off Time: 2 p.m.

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RHODE ISLAND VS. MARIST - ALL-TIME SERIES

  • Sunday's home opener will be the third meeting between Rhode Island and Marist in a series that dates back to 1980. 
  • Rhode Island leads the series, 3-0. 
  • The teams have not played each other in 32 seasons, dating back to a 74-65 win for the Rams on Dec. 9, 1982. 
  • This is just the second time Marist has ever visited Kingston. The only other visit by the Red Foxes was on Dec. 10, 1981, a 71-65 win for Rhody.

WILSON BECOMES 21ST IN PROGRAM HISTORY TO REACH 1,000 CAREER POINTS 

  • With her her basket of the season at Syracuse, junior guard Charise Wilson became the 21st woman in Rhode Island history to reach 1,000 career points.
  • Wilson finished the game with five points and now has 1,004 for her career, which moved her into 20th place on the program's list.
  • She passed  Yatar Kuyateh (1,001 points from 1998-2002) on the all-time list Friday.
  • Next on the list are No. 19 Judy Ryan (1,007 from 1981-85), No. 18 Kim Dick (1978-80), Tayra Melendez (1,023 from 2012-16), and Denise King (1,023 from 2000-04) at No. 16 and No. 15 Chris Dinoto (1,044 from 1977-81). 

MOTRECHUK SHINES IN FIRST CAREER START

  • Sophomore Dina Motrechuk made the first start of her career at Syracuse and produced the first double-double of her career.
  • Motrechuk finished the game with 16 points and 13 rebounds, both career bests.
  • She was 6-for-11 from the floor and also made all four of her free throw attempts.
  • In 19 games as a freshman, Motrechuk had eight points and 14 rebounds combined.
  • Motrechuk also played a career-high 26 minutes.
  • Against Syracuse she had two blocked shots and two steals.
  • During her freshman season, Motrechuk did not attempt a free throw.
  • Of the 13 rebounds Motrechuk grabbed against Syracuse, six were on the offensive glass.

ODDS AND ENDS

  • Rhode Island had five blocked shots at Syracuse. 
  • Last season, the Rams had 130 blocked shots, the fourth most in a season in program history. 
  • The Rams have blocked 100 or more shots in three straight seasons. 
  • Junior guards Charise Wilson and Morgan Johnson and junior forward Tyler Raysor are the team captains this year.