Rhody Travels to Face George Mason Sunday

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

RHODE ISLAND at GEORGE MASON
Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Eaglebank Arena - Fairfax, Va.
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RHODE ISLAND VS. GEORGE MASON - SERIES NOTES

  • Sunday's game will be the sixth meeting all-time between Rhode Island and George Mason.
  • George Mason holds a slight advantage in the series, 3-2, and has won the last three contests.
  • The first meeting was on Jan. 11, 2014 in Kingston, R.I. The Rams won the series opener 59-40.
  • Rhode Island is looking to snap a two-game losing streak, most recently falling to Fordham 56-38.
  • This season, the Rams are 4-5 on the road, while the Patriots hold a 5-3 record on their home court.
  • The last Rhody win came on Jan. 24, 2015 in a 57-45 victory in Fairfax, Va.
  • In the meeting between the two schools last season, George Mason handed Rhody a 92-53 loss at the Ryan Center.
  • The Patriots enter the game coming off of a pair of wins at George Washington (64-60) and at Massachusetts (70-52).

LAST TIME OUT: RHODE ISLAND COMES UP SHORT AGAINST FORDHAM, 56-38

  • Rhode Island fell behind early and was unable to get itself back into the game, falling to Fordham 56-38 Jan. 24.
  • Fordham opened the game on an 8-2 run, taking advantage of four early turnovers by Rhody. From there, the teams traded baskets through the rest of the quarter.
  • Fordham's Bre Cavanaugh had 11 points in the period to help her team to a 17-11 lead by the end of the period.
  • Fordham extended its lead to double digits in the second quarter. Back-to-back shots from Zara Jillings and Cavanaugh made the score 28-15 with 3:51 to go in the half.
  • Rhode Island held Fordham to just two points the rest of the quarter, but managed just three points of its own, going into the break down 30-18.
  • Rhode Island cut the deficit in half by scoring the first six points of the third quarter. Maia Moffitt hit a runner, and Elemy Colome made a pair of layups to make the score 30-24.
  • Fordham did not score for the first 4:03, starting the half 0-for-5 from 3-point range. A Mary Goulding trey stopped the URI run, and a jumper from Kendell Heremaia pushed the lead back to 11 at 35-24.
  • Fordham maintained a double-digit lead after three quarters, 39-29. URI got as close as seven points in the final quarter, but Fordham was able to keep its host at an arm's length down the stretch to secure the win.
  • Redshirt junior Elemy Colome was the lone Ram in double digits, scoring a team-high 16 points. It was her 13th game in double figures this season, and the 20th time in her career with at least 10 points.
  • Sophomore Maia Moffitt had six points and four rebounds, while senior Jalissa Ross had four points and six rebounds.
  • Junior Nicole Jorgensen had five points and seven rebounds.
  • Senior Dina Motrechuk had five points off the bench. She also moved into sole possession of fourth place on Rhode Island's all-time block list. She now has 123, passing Barbara Walton (122 from 1976-79).
  • Redshirt junior Davida Dale had seven rebounds and two points before fouling out.

COLOME CONTRIBUTING ON ALL ENDS

  • Rhode Island redshirt junior Elemy Colome is the leading scorer for the Rams, contributing 13.8 points per game.
  • Colome led the Rams' non-conference success, including consecutive road wins at Robert Morris and Vermont for the first time since early in the 2016-17 season.
  • Colome was named to the Atlantic 10 weekly honor roll for her efforts, which included scoring 10 of the Rams' 12 points down the stretch to seal the victory at Robert Morris.
  • She led the Rams in their first win in program history at Chaifetz arena with a team-best 16 points at Saint Louis.
  • The Lawrence, Mass. native has started every game for the Rams during her redshirt junior season.
  • She adds 4.5 rebounds per game, 2.6 assists per game, 1.4 steals per game, and is shooting 74% (48-of-65) from the free-throw line.