Rhode Island Starters
Colome, Ross, Dale, Moffitt, Jorgensen
Thomas, Edwards, Westbrook, Thornton, Bennett
How it Happened
Rhody couldn't keep up with the fast-paced Clemson offense, falling 80-67 to the Tigers Saturday afternoon.
Clemson opened the game on a 8-0 run until the Rams got on the board with a layup by Nicole Jorgensen at the 7:50 mark. The Tigers scored 28 points in the first period and held Rhody without a field goal in the final four minutes of the quarter. Clemson outscored Rhody 28-11 in their best scoring period of the game.
The Rams went into the half down 45-27. The Tigers pushed their lead to as many as 26 points (53-27) in the third but the Rams wouldn't let up and answered with a 15-0 run of their own. Backed by a strong defense, Rhody held Clemson to without a field goal for 6:01 in the quarter. A Davida Dale 3-pointer cut the Tiger lead to 13 with 26 seconds remaining of the period and the Rams trailed 61-48 at the end of the third.
Rhody was able to cut the lead to 10 after another 3-pointer by Dale (71-61) with 4:49 remaining but that was as close at the Rams could get, as they fell to 5-4 on the season.
Inside the Box Score
- Junior Nicole Jorgensen led the Rams with 18 points, going 8-for-12 from the field. She added seven rebounds and two steals.
- Redshirt junior Davida Dale added 16 points six rebounds, four steals, and two assists.
- Redshirt junior Elemy Colome had 13 points, seven assists, three rebounds, two assists, and one block in an efficient 36 minutes.
- Senior Jalissa Ross was the fourth Ram to score in double figures, adding 11. She grabbed five rebounds, and had one steal and one block.
- Clemson's Kobi Thornton had a game-high 23 points.
- Rhody held the advantage in offensive rebounds, 8-5, contributing to its 12-3 edge in second-chance points.
- Rhode Island scored 25 points off of Clemson's 22 turnovers.
- Clemson outscored the Rams in points in the paint (48-30), fast break points (12-4) and bench points (14-6).
The Rams return home on Tuesday, Dec. 11 to face Hartford at 7:00 p.m. in the Ryan Center.