Rhode Island Starters
Ross, Moffitt, Vargas, Streeter, Jorgensen
Saint Joseph's Starters
Baisden, Monaghan, Veilleux, Franklyn, Fioravanti
How it Happened
Rhode Island (3-22, 1-11 A-10) could not keep up with Saint Joseph's Wednesday night, falling 64-46 at Hagan Arena.
It was a slow start for both teams, as the first points on the board came from a Jalissa Ross jumper at 7:03. Saint Joseph's (11-12, 6-5 A-10) then went on a 13-0 run to jump ahead 13-2 with 2:26 remaining in the period. A strong defense by the Hawks limited Rhode Island to just six points in the quarter. Rhode Island managed to score 10 points in the second, backed by a five points from Marta Vargas, and the Rams entered the break down 26-16.
In the third period, Rhode Island could not stop the Hawks drilling offense, as SJU outscored the Rams 26-13, taking a 52-29 lead heading into the final 10 minutes of play. Nicole Jorgensen provided nine points in the fourth, however it was not enough for the Rams as they took the eventual loss.
Inside the Box Score
- Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen recorded her ninth career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds.
- Junior Jalissa Ross had eight points two rebounds, and two assists.
- Saint Joseph's had the advantage in points in the paint, scoring 44 to Rhody's 20.
- The Hawks defense held the Rams to 29.8% (17-of-57) from the field.
- SJU scored 10 points off of Rhody's 11 turnovers.
- Saint Joseph's also held the advantage in rebounds (49-27), bench points (26-6), steals (7-3) and assists (17-5).
The Rams return home to host Saint Louis on Saturday, Feb. 10. Tip off is set for 2:00 p.m.