Rams Fall 77-67 at Davidson

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

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

Davidson Starters
Turner, Timpton, Lyon, Welling, Latt

How it Happened
A season-high 25 points for Nicole Jorgensen was not enough to lift the Rams as they fell 77-67 to Davidson Sunday afternoon. 

Rhode Island (2-14, 0-3 A-10) jumped ahead in the first quarter, going on a 13-2 run to give them a 18-8 lead over Davidson (6-10, 1-2 A-10) with 2:24 to play in the period. Rhody ended the quarter leading 20-11 after a layup by Meghan Oberg.

Rhode Island led by as much as 11 in the second quarter, but the Wildcats climbed back after back-to-back 3-pointers from Katie Turner putting Davidson within reach at 29-24. Four consecutive turnovers by the Rams gave the Wildcats the opportunity to fight their way back and Rhode Island entered the half up 34-33.

Turner opened the third with a good 3-pointer but Rhode Island answered with the same by Maia Moffitt at 9:33 to put the Rams up 37-36. However Davidson went on a 10-2 run to close out the quarter and lead 58-48. 

Rhode Island could not get ahead in the fourth, dropping their third straight conference game. 

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Nicole Jorgensen led the Rams scoring a season-high 25 points. She added seven rebounds, and two steals, and one block.
  • Freshman Maia Moffitt made her third career start for Rhode Island. She added a career-high 10 points - going 4-of-4 from the free throw line - and had seven rebounds and two assists.
  • Redshirt freshman Meghan Oberg had eight points, three rebounds, and one block.
  • Freshman Abby Streeter added nine points. She dished out three assists and grabbed two boards for the Rams.
  • Rhode Island edged Davidson 34-32 in points scored in the paint.
  • The Wildcats scored 21 points off of Rhody's 21 turnovers.
  • Rhode Island held Davidson's leading scorer Justine Lyon to 10 points - 2-of-11 from the floor. The junior averages 15.8 points per game. 

Up Next
The Rams return home to host VCU Wednesday, Jan. 10. Game time is set for 7 p.m.