Rhode Island Loses to Duquesne, 75-58

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhody Starters
Colome, Jorgensen, Moffitt, Ross, Vargas

Duquesne Starters
Bazelak, Bovell, Kalin, Lass, Omogrosso

How it Happened
Rhode Island (7-17, 2-10 Atlantic 10) could not contain a talented Duquesne squad, as it fell to the Dukes, 75-58, on Sunday afternoon at the Ryan Center.

The Rams kept the score close in the first quarter. Rhody's Elemy Colome hit a 3-point shot with one second in the period to help close the gap to only four points. Duquesne (13-12, 7-5 A-10) started the second quarter on a 11-0 run to give itself a commanding 15-point lead.

Rhode Island battled back in the third quarter and was able to close within seven points on two occasions. However, the Rams could not get any closer as they dropped their eighth straight game.

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Erin Jones scored a career-high 12 points off the bench.
  • Junior Nicole Jorgensen had a team-high 13 points. She added seven rebounds and three blocked shots.
  • The bench effort was strong for the Rams, in addition to Jones, redshirt junior Davida Dale had seven points, eight rebounds and three assists.
  • Duquesne scored 29 points off of Rhody's 25 turnovers.
  • The Dukes were 21-of-27 at the line, while the Rams went 11-of-20 from the line.

What's Next
Rhode Island travels to face St. Bonaventure on Thursday, Feb. 21. Game time is 7 p.m.