Rams Suffer 64-42 Loss at Marist

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhody Starters
Lassiter, Ross, Vargas, Streeter, Jorgensen

Marist Starters
Best, Gilmer, Clement, Fitzpatrick, Redden

How it Happened

Foul trouble hurt Rhode Island as it fell 64-42 at Marist Wednesday evening.

The Rams (1-7) committed 23 personal fouls, slowing down the bench rotation. Meanwhile, Marist (2-7) went on a 7-0 run with 5:40 remaining in the first quarter to set a 12-7 lead. Rhode Island struck back and went on a 4-2 run started by a layup by Nicole Jorgensen to close out the quarter down 14-11.

The Rams appeared to be off to a quick start in the second quarter when a 3-pointer by Marta Vargas tied the game at 14. Foul trouble for Rhody sent the Red Foxes to the line where they made 9-of-10 free throws in the second, putting Marist up nine at the break.

Marist pulled away in the third quarter, going on an 18-0 run that started at the 8:08 mark after the Rams' lone field goal of the period. The Red Fox lead climbed to as much as 27, and Rhode Island could not catch up, resulting in its seventh straight loss. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen led the Rams with 11 points and six rebounds in 17 minutes before fouling out.
  • Junior Jalissa Ross had five points, making 3-of-4 from the free throw line. She added five rebounds and one assist.
  • Freshman Abby Streeter had 10 points, three rebounds, and one assist.
  • The Rams committed 23 turnovers to the Red Foxes 12. Marist scored 20 points off of the Rhody turnovers.
  • Marist held the advantage in bench points, contributing 23 points from the reserves. The Rams had 13 points from their bench. 

Up Next
The Rams travel to Michigan State Saturday, Dec. 9 to face the Spartans at 2 p.m.