Rams Fall 70-54 at Dartmouth

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhody Starters
Ross, Oberg, Motrechuk, Vargas, Streeter

Dartmouth Starters
Quinones, Norman, Lippold, Letkewicz, Slagle

How it Happened
Dartmouth had four players score in double digits to lead the Big Green to a 70-54 victory over Rhode Island Friday night.

The Rams and the Big Green battled in the first quarter, with Dartmouth taking the lead 20-17.

In the second period, Dartmouth went on a 15-8 run to put the Big Green up 10 points with 3:51 left in the half. Dartmouth pushed the lead to as much as 16 after a pair of good free throws from Emily Slagle. A foul forced Gabrielle Green to the free throw line where she made one of two, as the Rams entered the half down 43-28. 

Rhode Island outscored Dartmouth 12-10 in the fourth, thanks to back-to-back layups by junior Dina Motrechuk with 4:05 remaining to play. However Rhody could not hold off the strong offense by Dartmouth, who took the eventual victory of 70-64.

Inside the Box Score

  • Freshman Abby Streeter made her first collegiate start, scoring eight points and grabbing four boards.
  • Junior Dina Motrechuk had a team-high 14 points. She also gabbed five rebounds and made two assists.
  • Redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg had a career high seven points.
  • Junior Jalissa Ross had nine points, three rebounds, two steals and two assists.
  • The reserves added 11 points off the bench, led by redshirt freshman Gabrielle Green who scored five points and had five boards.
  • Rhody outscored Dartmouth 22-16 in the paint.
  • Dartmouth held the advantage in rebounds, 36-31.

Stat of the Game
- Rhode Island shot 6-of-8 from the free throw line - a new season-best.

What's Next
The Rams return to action next Saturday, Dec. 2 to face Bryant in the Ocean State Tip Off Tournament at Providence College. Game time is set for 2 p.m.