Rhode Island College Women’s Basketball hosted Castleton on Saturday with hopes of building upon their already impressive 14 game win streak. The Anchorwomen entered the game with a record of 15 wins and two losses, and posting a 9-0 record in Little East Conference play. Castleton entered the game with a record of 11-5, with a 4-4 record in the LEC.
The Anchorwomen opened up the scoring with a jumper from Izabelle Booth to take the lead early in the first quarter. Castleton answered back quickly and both teams traded baskets throughout the quarter, but Castleton had a 14-11 lead when the first quarter ended.
RIC would grab the lead back with eight and a half minutes remaining in the second quarter, when Neleesha Meunier sank two free-throws to give the Anchorwomen 15-14. The second quarter played out much like the first, with both teams trading buckets. Despite RIC outscoring Castleton in the second quarter, the Spartans held a 28-27 lead into the break. Jeniyah Jones led the Anchorwomen in scoring at the half, posting six points and tied a team-high in rebounds with six. Madison Medbury grabbed a team-high six rebounds, with an additional two points.
The theme of back and forth basketball continued into the third quarter, when Castleton and RIC exchanged the lead seven times. The Anchorwomen came out in front thanks to a three-pointer from Antonia Corsinetti and a jumper from Booth at the end of the quarter, which saw RIC take a 47-43 lead into the fourth quarter.
The fourth quarter was all RIC, as an 11 point run saw their lead balloon to as many as 13 points. Castleton would cut the lead to as little as seven midway through the fourth quarter, but that would be as close as they could get. RIC conquered the Spartans by a final of 63-52.
The Anchorwomen finished with four scorers in double-digits, with Booth leading all scorers with 15 points. Medbury led the Anchorwomen in rebounds with 13, and Angelina Nardolillo posted 10 rebounds to go along with 12 points.
The Anchorwomen are in action next Jan. 25, when they travel to take on the University of Southern Maine.