Rhody Returns Home to Host Hartford Tuesday

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

RHODE ISLAND vs HARTFORD
Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Kingston, R.I. - The Ryan Center
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RHODE ISLAND VS. HARTFORD - SERIES NOTES

  • Tuesday's game will be the fifth meeting between Rhode Island and Hartford.
  • Hartford holds a slight 3-2 edge in the all-time series.
  • The last time the two teams faced was Nov. 18, 2005.
  • Rhody's last win came in a 56-53 victory on Nov. 25, 2002 in Kingston, R.I.
  • The Hawks enter the game at 4-5, most recently defeating Bryant 67-57.
  • Hartford in 0-3 on the road this season. The Rams hold a 3-1 record at the Ryan Center this year.
  • Rhode Island junior Erin Jones is no stranger to Hartford, having played her freshman season with the Hawks in 2016-17 before transferring to Rhody.

LAST TIME OUT: RHODY FALLS AT CLEMSON, 80-67

  • Rhody couldn't keep up with the fast-paced Clemson offense, falling 80-67 to the Tigers Saturday, Dec. 8.
  • Clemson opened the game on a 8-0 run until the Rams got on the board with a layup by Nicole Jorgensen at the 7:50 mark.
  • The Tigers scored 28 points in the first period and held Rhody without a field goal in the final four minutes of the quarter. Clemson outscored Rhody 28-11 in their best scoring period of the game.
  • The Rams went into the half down 45-27. The Tigers pushed their lead to as many as 26 points (53-27) in the third but the Rams wouldn't let up and answered with a 15-0 run of their own.
  • Backed by a strong defense, Rhody held Clemson to without a field goal for 6:01 in the quarter.
  • A Davida Dale 3-pointer cut the Tiger lead to 13 with 26 seconds remaining of the period and the Rams trailed 61-48 at the end of the third.
  • Rhody was able to cut the lead to 10 after another 3-pointer by Dale (71-61) with 4:49 remaining but that was as close at the Rams could get, as they fell to 5-4 on the season.
  • Junior Nicole Jorgensen led the Rams with 18 points, going 8-for-12 from the field. Jorgensen added seven rebounds and two steals.
  • Redshirt junior Davida Dale added 16 points six rebounds, four steals, and two assists.
  • Redshirt junior Elemy Colome had 13 points, seven assists, three rebounds, two assists, and one block in an efficient 36 minutes.
  • Senior Jalissa Ross was the fourth Ram to score in double figures, adding 11. She had five rebounds, one steal and one block.
  • Clemson's Kobi Thornton had a game-high 23 points.
  • Rhody held the advantage in offensive rebounds, 8-5, contributing to its 12-3 edge in second-chance points.
  • Rhode Island scored 25 points off of Clemson's 22 turnovers.
  • Clemson outscored the Rams in points in the paint (48-30), fast break points (12-4) and bench points (14-6).

NEXT HOME GAME VS. HARVARD TO BE GIRL SCOUT DAY

  • For the Harvard game on Dec. 28th, Rhody Women's Basketball will be hosting Girl Scout Day featuring a free post-game clinic.
  • Girl Scouts that have achieved their fair play badge are also invited to participate in our halftime ceremony.
  • Troops can purchase their discounted tickets at the Ryan Center box office or by clicking here. Gametime is at 2:00 p.m.
  • For interested participlants please email Mary Ginsbach.

COLOME CONTINUES TO LEAD RHODE ISLAND

  • Redshirt junior Elemy Colome is the current leading scorer for the Rams, averaging 14.9 points.
  • Colome is third in the Atlantic 10 in points per game, behind Fordham's Bre Cavanaugh (19.1) and George Mason's Nicole Cardano-Hillary (21.1).
  • The Lawrence, Mass. native has scored in double-digits in all but two games this season.
  • She was the leading scorer for Rhody in back-to-back contests, scoring 18 at Robert Morris and 19 against Boston College.
  • In the Rams 46-41 win at Robert Morris (11/13), Colome scored 10 of Rhody's 12 points down the stretch to seal the victory.
  • She had eight points to go with a career-high nine rebounds in the win at Vermont (11/18).
  • The Rams earned consecutive road wins at Robert Morris and Vermont for the first time since early in the 2016-17 season and Colome was named to the Atlantic 10 weekly honor roll for her efforts.