Rhode Island Defeated at Northeastern, 94-53

Rhode Island Defeated at Northeastern, 94-53

Rhody Starters:
Boone, Cloutier, Thomas, Straumann, Gaspar

Northeastern Starters:
Mercier, Mark, Montagne, Kerkhof, Tunstulll

Rhody Leaders:
Points: Straumann (17)
Rebounds: Johnson, Cloutier (4)
Assists: Thomas (5)
Steals: Thomas (3)
Blocked Shots: Wallack (1)
Minutes Played: Straumann (36)

Northeastern Leaders:
Points: Mark (19)
Rebounds: Cannon, Kerkhof, Tunstull (6)
Assists: Mercier (5)
Steals: Cannon (3)
Blocked Shots: Huber (2)
Minutes Played: Mark (33)

Inside the Box Score:

  • With the loss, Rhode Island drops to 5-9 while Northeastern improves to 7-4.
  • URI's top two scorers - freshmen Tayra Melendez (10.6 ppg) and Samantha Tabakman (9.1 ppg) - both missed the game with injuries.
  • Megan Straumann led the Rams with a career-high 17 points. 
  • Brianna Thomas recorded career-highs in both assists (5) and steals (3).
  • The Huskies jumped out to a 22-9 lead over the first 10 minutes and led by double-digits the rest of the way.
  • Northeastern's 94 points are the most that the Huskies have scored this season. It also marked the most point that Rhode Island has allowed in a single game. Entering the week, the Rams were ranked 44th in the nation in scoring defense, allowing their opponents an average of 54.1 points per game.
  • The Huskies were 11-19 from long range, marking the fourth time this season that they net 10-or-more threes. The 11 allowed were also a season-high for the Rams.
  • NU shot 64.0% (32-50) on the night - the first time this season that a URI opponent finishes better than 50 percent from the field. The Huskies also connected on 19-of-27 attempts from the line.
  • Rhode Island committed 24 turnovers, which led directly to 32 Northeastern points. The Rams were also out-rebounded 38-29.
  • Five different Huskies scored in double figures: A'lece Mark (19), Deanna Kerkhof (18), Jewel Tunstull (13), Kashaia Cannon (13) and Christine Huber (13).

What's Next:
The Rams return to the Ryan Center on Jan. 6 when they take on Harvard at 2 p..m.