Bristol, R.I. – The Roger Williams University women's basketball team shot 49.3% and scored 44 points in the first half en route to an 80-55 victory over Wentworth Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
- Leading Scorers: Erin Morton (10), Molley Duclos (10), Isabella Perez (7)
- Leading Rebounders: Molley Duclos (4), Winnie Kenou (4), Samantha Cormier (4)
- Assists Leader: Isabella Perez (5)
HOW IT HAPPENED
- Roger Williams jumped to a 9-0 lead over the first two minutes before senior Emily Magasic (West Milford, N.J.) sank two at the line to put the Leopards on the board. The Hawks turned another 9-0 run using four points from Karli Opalka, and extended its lead by 15 points, 20-5 after a layup from Sam Leone. Junior Kayla Kelley (Boston, Mass.) made the first long-range shot for Wentworth with 24 seconds to go in the first quarter as the Hawks led 22-10.
- The Leopards scored 15 points in the second quarter of the game, but shots continued to fall for Roger Williams, which outscored the visitors 22-15 in the frame. At half, Roger Williams went up by 19, 44-25 with a last-second layup from Opalka.
- Roger Williams outscored the Leopards by just six points in the second half (36-30), but the early damage allowed the Hawks to lead by double digits throughout the entirety of the fourth quarter.
- Morton and Duclos have each scored in double figures in the last three games
- The Hawks outrebounded the Leopards 46-27, while both teams scored 16 points apiece off the other's turnovers.
- The Leopard bench outscored the home pine by two points, 20-18, led by five apiece from Winnie Kenou and Samantha Cormier.
- Roger Williams earns the season sweep and holds a 49-10 advantage in the all-time series.
- After two games on the road, Wentworth returns to Tansey Gym on Wednesday for a league game against Curry.
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