Updated: Jan 31
The Rhode Island College women’s basketball team, the Anchorwomen, played two games this week on the road and remained undefeated at 3-0 despite the revamped roster. January 27 saw the Anchorwomen at Umass Dartmouth come away with a 57-47 win due to a balanced and well rounded effort from the whole cast. Senior Brooke Young led the team in scoring with 13 points despite it being not one of her best shooting performances. Both Maci Dorantes and Sophia Guerrier had identical games notching double doubles with 12 points and 10 rebounds with three assists to go along with it. Wilcia McBorrough was in top shape altering shots and making it tough on the opposition. Her three blocks were a testament to that. Things to take away were their dominance on the glass where they outrebounded Dartmouth 51-38 with 16 of those rebounds being offensive and leading to second chance points. The other thing being the rust of having not played a game in a long time, and the 23 turnovers were a clear indication of that. As the season progresses, that is going to have to change if they want success in the long run.
The other game was at Plymouth State University where the Anchorwomen blew out the opposition 73-43. Sophia Guerrier nearly notched herself another double double, coming just a rebound shy to go along with her 14 points. Brooke Young recorded 12 points on 40% from the field. Wilcia McBorrough had yet another solid performance with her plays on both ends of the court. She had 12 points and two blocks. This was yet another game where the Anchorwomen outrebounded their opponents, which has greatly improved their chances of winning. The free throw line success rate was at 50% on 6-12 shots where the team is going to want to address that in the long run. The turnovers were down vastly from the game prior dropping from 23 turnovers down to 12.
The Anchorwomen await February 3, 2021 for their next game at home in the Murray Center for a rematch against Umass Dartmouth. The team will be seeking to go 4-0 on the season while Umass is looking to find themselves at 1-1 rather than 0-2 on the year. If the Anchorwomen can continue to minimize turnovers, keep winning the rebounding battle and receive contributions from their high scorers then it is going to be another great performance.