Rhody Travels to Marist Wednesday Night

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

THE BASICS
Rhode Island at Marist 
Wednesday, Dec. 6 - 5 p.m.
Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - McCann Arena
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RHODE ISLAND VS. MARIST - SERIES NOTES

  • Wednesday's game will be the fifth meeting all-time between the two schools.
  • The Rams are undefeated facing the Redfoxes, holding a 4-0 advantage in the series.
  • In the last meeting, Rhode Island defeated Marist 82-61 on Nov. 13, 2016 in Kingston, R.I.
  • The Redfoxes are 1-7 so far in the season, most recently falling 60-51 to Dartmouth on Dec. 2.
  • Sophmore Rebekah Hand leads Marist with an average of 15.9 points per game.
  • The game will be streamed on ESPN3.

LAST TIME OUT - RAMS FALL TO PROVIDENCE IN OCEAN STATE TIP-OFF CONSOLATION GAME

  • Rhode Island could not get on track offensively as it lost 65-41 to Providence in the consolation game of the Ocean State Tip-Off on Dec. 3.
  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen led Rhode Island with 14 points. No other player had more than five points.
  • Redshirt junior Laura Perez made her first career start. She had three points and three rebounds.
  • Sophomore Ednaija Lassiter had a team-high six rebounds. She added a career-best three blocked shots.
  • Rhode Island was 4-of-15 from 3-point range in the first half and finished 7-of-27 from the arc.
  • The teams combined to attempt just five free throws. Providence was 1-for-3 at the line. Rhode Island's first free throws of the game came at 6:21 of the fourth quarter, when Nicole Jorgensen hit two from the line.
  • Providence scored 25 points off of 21 Rhode Island turnovers.
  • The Friars had nine steals, compared to none for the Rams.

MOTRECHUK APPROACHING CAREER BLOCKS RECORD

  • Junior Dina Motrechuk is currently fifth in Rhode Island history with 85 career blocks.
  • She needs 174 to catch Naomi Graves (1978-82), who ranks first all-time with 259.
  • She made a season-high five blocks against Bryant on Dec. 2.
  • Motrechuk led the Atlantic 10 last season with 2.5 blocks per game and 68 total.
  • The 68 blocked shots also ranked third on URI's single-season list.
  • She matched the program's single-game record (6) three times last year - against Bryant (Dec. 4), Dartmouth (Dec. 18) and Massachusetts (Feb. 22).
  • She has blocked eight shots so far in the 2017-18 season.

JORGENSEN COMES UP BIG

  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen returned for the Rams in the games against Bryant and Providence after missing the previous four games due to injury.
  • She had 19 points, 10 rebounds, two assists, and one block in the two contests.
  • The Quincy, Mass. native opened the season against UMass Lowell in dynamic fashion, scoring 15 points and grabbing seven rebounds. 
  • Jorgensen finished the 2016-17 season earning the final back-to-back Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week honors.
  • In her final three games of the regular season, she averaged 17.3 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per contest.
  • Jorgensen posted four double-doubles as a freshman - at Toledo on Nov. 15 (18p/10r), against Richmond on Jan. 14 (16p/14r), against La Salle on Feb. 1 (20p/13r) and against UMass on Feb. 22 (17p/10r).