Enrique Castaneda-Pineda-Sports Editor
This week in Women’s Basketball, the team went up against Bridgewater State, Roger Williams, Johnson and Wales and, Eastern Connecticut.
First up, going against Bridgewater State, the Ladies maintained their dominance to stretch their streak to 4-0 as Jessa Rubero scored 19 points with a total of five three pointers, and three rebounds and two steals. Jordyn Gauvin was named the Little East Conference Player of the Week, and she certainly proved that as she scored 17 points, including four rebounds and two steals. Finally, Ornela Livramento recorded a double-double for the Anchorwomen with 14 points and 13 rebounds. Their teamwork and skill led them to beat Bridgewater State with the final score being 66-55.
Facing Roger Williams, Gauvin maintained her high performance play by putting 20 points on the board, while also grabbing five rebounds and two steals. However, she alone could not be able to carry the team to victory as she was the only one to reach double digits in scoring. This led RIC to see their first loss of the season as the game would end 54-42.
Returning back home, the Anchorwomen faced off against Johnson & Wales to start their three home game campaign. Livramento returned to her element at home as she recorded a double-double, scoring 14 points and bringing down 11 rebounds. Gauvin also continued to play well with 15 points to add for the total, as well as four rebounds and four assists. The beginning of this game saw a tight match between the two teams, as RIC gained control of the scoreboard midway through the first half. After that, the team would not look back as they would take the game 54-44.
Finally, hosting Eastern Connecticut for their first Little East Conference matchup seemed to be more than they could handle. The team was held to only 42 points as Gauvin scored 10 points to be the highest scorer for RIC. She also had four rebounds and three assists, while Jessica Brielmaier had 11 rebounds and five points to add to the score. Eastern Connecticut came out the gate scoring, and RIC would never be able to reach them. They held onto the lead for the entire game and beat RIC 59-42.
The team now has a 5-2 record and will be facing Dean College at home on Monday at 7 p.m. They will then travel to Emmanuel College on Wednesday and UMass Boston on Saturday to close out the week.