Jorgensen Scores 1,000th Career Point as Rhody Defeats Hartford 68-56

Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard
Photo Credit: Alan Hubbard

Rhode Island Starters
Dale, Jorgensen, Jones, Moffitt, Vargas

Hartford Starters
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).

What's Next
Rhody stays on the road as they travel to face North Dakota on Friday, Nov. 15. Gametime is set for 12 p.m. CT