Davidson Holds Off Rams, 74-64

Davidson Holds Off Rams, 74-64

Rhody Starters
Lassiter, Ross, M. Johnson, Ward, Jorgensen

Davidson Starters
Seymour, Lyon, Piles, Ransom, Latt

How It Happened
After falling behind by as many as 16 points in the fourth quarter, Rhode Island cut the deficit to seven points but could not complete the comeback in a 74-64 loss at Davidson Saturday afternoon.

Davidson (5-20, 3-10 Atlantic 10) took a 65-49 lead on Melanie Ransom's jumper with 6:17 to go.  The Rams (4-21, 0-13 A-10) then went on an 11-2 run to trim the Wildcat lead to 67-60 following a 3-pointer by Morgan Johnson with 3:05 remaining.

That was as close as Rhode Island could get, as the Rams did not score again until a Nicole Jorgensen layup with 30 seconds left in the game.

With the loss, Rhode Island is locked in to last place in the A-10 standings. The Rams will be the No. 14 seed when the conference tournament opens play in two weeks.

Inside the Box Score

  • Freshman Ednaija Lassiter scored a career-high 13 points and had four assists before fouling out in the final minute. She also played a career-best 38 minutes.
  • Junior Morgan Johnson had 14 points to go with a career-high six rebounds. She added three steals and two assists.
  • Sophomore Jalissa Ross was the third Ram in double figures with 11 points. She added seven rebounds and two assists.
  • Junior Dominique Ward had a game-high 10 rebounds, plus five points, five assists and three blocks.
  • Sophomore Amari Johnson contributed nine points and four rebounds. Junior Tyler Raysor and freshman Nicole Jorgensen each added six points and three boards.
  • The Rams made 11 3-point baskets, the third time this season they have made double-digit shots from beyond the arc.
  • Davidson had 25 assists on 30 field goals.
  • Rhode Island used its ninth different starting lineup of the season.

Stat of the Game
– Rhode Island scored 64 points, its highest point total since it had 67 points at UMass on Jan. 4. The Rams snapped a streak of nine straight games with 57 points or fewer.

What's Next

Rhode Island is back on the road Wednesday, Feb. 15 when it travels to George Mason for the final regular season