Motrechuk Sets Block Record, Rams Grab 68-56 Win at Saint Louis

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhode Island Starters
Colome, Ross, Vargas, Moffitt, Jorgensen

Saint Louis Starters
Harrison, Frantz, Clark, Flowers, McMahon

How it Happened
The Rams used balance scoring to earn their second conference road win in a 68-56 victory at Saint Louis Wednesday.

Saint Louis (6-11, 1-3 A-10) scored a quick six points in the first quarter from 3-pointers by Jordyn Frantz - two of her five 3-pointers in the game. That was the largest lead the Billikens would get for the rest of play. Rhody (7-9, 2-2 A-10) entered the break up 29-26.

Frantz scored a quick 3-pointer to tie it at 29 in the the third, followed by a Ciaja Harbison jumper to go up two at the 8:08 mark. However the Rams used a 16-7 run to close out the period to keep their lead 46-38.

The rest of play was all Rhode Island, as they never looked back for the rest of the game and cruised to their first victory in Chaifetz Arena.

Inside the Box Score

  • Senior Dina Motrechuk had a program-record eight blocks in 22 minutes of play. She added nine points, seven rebounds, and one steal.
  • Redshirt junior Elemy Colome scored a team-high 16 points including 7-of-8 from the free-throw line. She added three rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block.
  • Sophomore Marta Vargas was the second Ram to score in double figures, contributing 15 points on 5-of-7 from the the floor and 3-of-4 from beyond the arc.
  • Senior Jalissa Ross added nine points, six rebounds, and two assists.
  • The Ram's 11 blocked shots tied for second-most stops in a game.
  • Saint Louis committed 24 turnovers, a season high. The Rams scored 17 points off those miscues.
  • Rhody's bench outscored the Billiken's 24-15.
  • The Rams held SLU to 6-of-21 from the arc (28.6%).

Up Next
The Rams stay on the road as they travel to face VCU on Sunday, Jan. 20. Tip time is set for 1:00 p.m.