Rams Edge Vermont On the Road, 61-58

Photo Credit: Mike Scott
Photo Credit: Mike Scott

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

Vermont Starters
Crum, Larkins, Crymble, Wright, Caverly

How it Happened
The Rams picked up their second win in a row, defeating Vermont 61-58 on the road.

Rhode Island started the game on a 9-0 run, holding Vermont scoreless until the 5:47 mark. The Catamounts then went on a 6-0 run of their own to help cut the lead to four (14-10) by the end of the first quarter.

Vermont outscored Rhode Island 16-9 in the second period. An Elemy Colome lay-up tied the score at 23-23, but a 3-pointer from Josie Larkins - her third of the quarter - put the Catamounts back on top 26-23 going into the break.

The Rams came out of the locker room and used a 12-6 run to get ahead 35-32 with 4:56 remaining in the third. Vermont's Hannah Crymble tied the score at 38 with a layup late in the period. A 3-pointer by Meghan Oberg and a Davida Dale layup to put the Rams ahead 45-41 at the end of the third quarter.

The Catamounts opened the fourth on an 7-1 run to go up 48-46. A layup by Jalissa Ross tied it at 48 and a steal and two good free throws by Dale put the Rams back up 50-48. The teams went back and forth down the stretch, and Vermont took a one-point lead in the final minute. A Meghan Oberg layup put the Rams up 59-58 with 12 seconds remaining, and Dale sealed the victory with two good free-throws for the final score of 61-58.

Inside the Box Score

  • Senior Jalissa Ross led the team with 16 points and picked up the double-double, adding 11 rebounds.
  • Redshirt sophomore Davida Dale had 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals.
  • Dale also blocked a shot in the final minute.
  • Redshirt junior Elemy Colome had eight points and a career-high nine rebounds. She added a team-high four assists.
  • Junior Nicole Jorgensen had nine points and eight rebounds despite fouling out in 14 minutes.
  • Sophomore Maia Moffitt forced a five-second call with 30.8 seconds remaining, setting up Meghan Oberg's game-winning basket.
  • Rhode Island won its second straight road game for the first time since winning at Fairfield and UMass Lowell early in the 2016-17 season.
  • After committing 11 turnovers in the first half, Rhode Island settled down and had just three in the second half.
  • Rhode Island had 23 points off of 18 Vermont turnovers.
  • The team had nine steals, which came from seven different players.
  • The Rams Allowed just two second-chance points.
  • Rhody had a sizable advantage in points in the paint, outscoring the Catamounts 34-20.

Up Next
The Rams travel to face Holy Cross on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Tip off is set for 3:05 p.m.