Updated: Jan 31
The Anchorwomen won against Castleton 60-46 after a brilliant team performance. While the team is not quite at the level they were at a year ago, they are taking strides into becoming the team that won it all in the previous season. With a 5-4 record after this most recent outing, besides one game all of their wins have been dominant double digit wins.
Rhode Island College can thank freshmen forward Angelina Nardolillo with her big game. She recorded 19 points and also grabbed 15 rebounds on the day. Senior guard Abby Phelan played well herself 10 points on 75% shooting from the field, with two three pointers as well. Junior guard Antonia Corsinetti also contributed 12 points on four three pointers. Between the three, they accounted for over 66% of the team’s total scoring. Everyone besides two players scored in the game.
Although RIC won, they surely can't be too happy with how they played. The 21 turnovers by the Anchorwomen will need to be addressed as the season progresses. Something the team did well was shoot from the foul line making 75% of their attempts and also notching 19 team assists. When the team does well passing and converting on easy opportunities they will be a difficult team to beat.
As a team, RIC was able to have a big impact collectively. Their 50 rebounds compared to Castleton’s 30 gave them more chances to score and also ended defensive ones. The Anchorwomen are a great team that is getting to a point where they can be content with. Although they still make minor mistakes, they are showing flashes of how capable they are.
This team is also not afraid to shoot and attempt three’s at a high volume and when they make over 35% of them, defenses will have their work cut out for them. Offensively, RIC is where they want to bw in terms of efficient scoring on all aspects. Defensively, the team just has to not turnover the ball so many times as it puts them in a bad place on fast break opportunities.
The Anchorwomen will continue their season with conference play against Southern Maine on Wednesday, December 8 as they look to improve to 6-4.