Ross, Wilson, M. Johnson, Ward, Motrechuk
Blevins, Brown, Stevens, Riggins, Fitzgerald
How It Happened
Charise Wilson set Rhode Island's single-game scoring record as her offensive explosion led the Rams to a 78-63 victory over Samford (1-3) Sunday afternoon.
Wilson poured in 38 points – including 22 in the second half – as Rhode Island (2-3) snapped a two-game skid. Leading by one point after three quarters, the Rams held the Bulldogs scoreless for the first 5:36 of the quarter as Rhody opened with an 11-0 run.
With the Rams maintaining a double-digit lead down the stretch, the only question was whether Wilson could reach the scoring record of 37 points, set by Rebecca Bright against Dartmouth on Jan. 2, 1995. With 53 seconds left, Wilson was fouled and sent to the free throw line. She drained both to tie and break the record.
Inside the Box Score
- In addition to the 38 points, Wilson also set a record with 15 field goals. She was 15-of-25 from the floor, including 3-of-9 from 3-point range. She also was 5-for-6 at the free throw line.
- Wilson also had five rebounds and three assists.
- Sophomore Dina Motrechuk had eight points and also blocked four shots for the second consecutive game.
- Freshman Nicole Jorgensen had a big game off the bench, grabbing 12 rebounds and scoring six points in 15 minutes.
- Juniors Dominique Ward and Morgan Johnson and sophomore Amari Johnson each had six points, while sophomore Jalissa Ross had five. Ross also connected on her first career 3-pointer.
- Amari Johnson had eight rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.
- Morgan Johnson had a career-high four assists.
- Sophomore Josie Chaves had two rebounds and two assists in six minutes.
- The Rams committed a season-low 13 turnovers.
Stat of the Game
38 – Charise Wilson's 38 points were the most in a single game in program history.
Rhode Island plays at Fairfield on Wednesday. It is an afternoon game, with a 1 p.m. tip.