RHODE ISLAND (12-11, 5-6 A-10)
Starters: Dale, Moffitt, Jones, Harvey-Carr, Jorgensen
Subs: Niang, Brown, Oberg, Rogers
SAINT LOUIS (14-7, 6-5 A-10)
Starters: Harbison, Clark, Kent, Wilken, Smith
Subs: Martinez, Stewart, Flowers
How it Happened
Rhode Island battled to a 72-63 victory over Saint Louis Wednesday night, halting the Billiken's four-game win streak at the Ryan Center.
Trailing Saint Louis by six (20-14) after 12 minutes of play, Rhode Island used a Meghan Oberg 3-pointer to cap a 12-2 run that put the Rams on top 26-22 with 5:39 remaining in the second quarter. URI and SLU traded baskets through the remainder of the period and the Rams took a 34-30 advantage into the break.
Rhode Island stretched its lead to nine points (52-43) on a Davida Dale trey with 18 seconds remaining in the third quarter, but Saint Louis stormed back with a 14-4 run over the next four minutes to pull ahead 57-56. It was all Rhody from that point on though, as URI limited SLU to just three more layups while outscoring the Billikens 16-6 through the remainder of regulation.
Inside the Box Score
- For the sixth time this season, Rhode Island had four players score in double figures.
- Redshirt junior Erin Jones led the Rams with 19 points, including a 3-for-4 showing from 3-point territory.
- Redshirt senior Davida Dale and senior Nicole Jorgensen each scored 13 points for Rhody. Jorgensen also recorded 13 rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal while Dale added seven assists, five rebounds, two blocks and one steal.
- Redshirt junior Meghan Oberg was the fourth Rams to score in double figures, finishing the night with 10 points, eight rebounds and four assists.
- Freshman Kassondra Brown chipped in eight points and seven rebounds in 15 minutes off the bench.
- The Rams' defense held Saint Louis to an 11-percent (2-for-19) showing from the perimeter. SLU entered the game shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and averaging 10 treys per game.
- URI out-rebounded SLU 46-32.
The Rams return to action on Sunday afternoon when they host St. Bonaventure at 1 p.m.