Rhode Island Starters
Dale, Jorgensen, Jones, Moffitt, Vargas
McLemore, Lucas, Moten, Villalobos, Primo
How it Happened
Rhode Island earned its first road win of the season in a 68-56 victory at Hartford Sunday afternoon. It's the first time Rhody has started the year 2-0 since the 2002-03 season.
Rhode Island got ahead early, finishing the first quarter 16-8. The Rams scored 12 of their 16 points from the charity stripe, and held Hartford to without a field goal until 4:18 of the period.
In the second, Rhody established a 20-point lead after back-to-back 3-pointers by Brazil Harvey-Carr. But Hartford answered with two treys of their own and a layup to cut the deficit to 36-22 going into halftime.
The Hawks outscored Rhody 18-15 in the third and was able to get within 11 going into the last period of play (51-40).
Hartford cut the lead to 10 with a minute left to play, but it wasn't enough as Erin Jones hit a jumper to seal the road victory for the Rams.
Inside the Box Score
- Nicole Jorgensen's first basket of the second quarter gave her 1,0001 points for her career. The senior finished with 23 points and 13 rebounds for her 20th career double-double. Jorgensen was a perfect 13-of-13 from the charity stripe.
- Jorgensen's performance at the free throw line was the third-best by a Ram since Megan Shoniker made 13 against Massachusetts on Jan. 8, 2011.
- First-year head coach Tammi Reiss is just the second coach to start the season 2-0 in their first year with Rhode Island. The only other coach to start off 2-0 was Nancy Langham (1977-78).
- Redshirt junior Erin Jones had a career-high 14 points. She matched her career-high with seven rebounds and added two assists.
- Junior Marta Vargas added nine points.
- Redshirt junior Davida Dale scored seven points and dished out four assists. The Providence, R.I. native also had two steals.
- Freshman Kassondra Brown matched her career-high with seven points.
- Rhode Island scored 23 points off of Hartford's 18 turnovers.
- Rhody held the advantage in rebounds (41-33) and points in the paint (28-20).
Rhody stays on the road as they travel to face North Dakota on Friday, Nov. 15. Gametime is set for 12 p.m. CT