Rhode Island College’s Men’s Basketball team is on a roll. The Anchormen are now 7-2 , which is a drastic change from where the Anchormen were at last season. Coach Sam Ferry has clearly changed the culture in Providence.
In recent action, the Anchormen went on the road against Amherst College last Tuesday. This game saw the Anchormen get off to a fast start in the first half. The Anchormen quickly went up double digits about half way through the first half. The Mammoths quickly came marching back however. The Anchormen’s 21-11 lead went to 21-21 in just about three minutes. For the last seven minutes of the first half, the game was extremely competitive. The half ended with a buzzer beater three point shot by CJ Wilson to give the Anchormen a 42-38 lead going into the second half.
The start of the second half was just as competitive as the first half. Everytime it looked like the Anchormen were going to pull away with a commanding lead, the Mammoths would come storming right back. With 3:47 left in the second half, the Anchormen had just a two point lead. At this moment the Anchormen were able to come up big. As the 60-58 lead they had turned into a 69-61 point lead with 1:12 left in the game. The Anchormen were able to close out the game and beat the Mammoths 74-65.
This game gave the Anchormen a 6-2 record on the season. Deyshawn Tengbeh was all over the court. Tengbeh had twenty six points and eight rebounds. Tengbeh has been amazing for the Anchormen all season. Isiah McCallam also had quite the game. The junior came away with thirteen points and nine rebounds.
The Anchormen then played Castleton University on Saturday. The Anchormen got off to a hot start against the Spartans taking a 23-9 lead early in the first half. The Anchormen seemed to have a commanding lead almost the entirety of the first half. The Spartans were able to reduce the lead to nine with a three pointer late in the first half. The Anchormen went into halftime with a 33-24 lead.
The second half was all Anchormen. A good layup by Victor Rodriguez gave the Anchormen a fifteen point lead with 14:12 left in the game. The Anchormen were able to continue this momentum for the rest of the game. The Spartans could never really get past the Anchormen’s defense. The Anchormen had what seemed like a double digit lead the entirety of the second half. The Anchormen ended up winning this game 67-55.
This win improved their record to 7-2 on the season. The Anchormen had three players with double digit scoring. Isaiah Dahl was the team’s leading scorer with seventeen points. Dahl made four three point shots on the day. McCallam and Wilson also both had double digit points.
In upcoming action, the Anchormen look to improve their record to 8-2 on the season. They go on the road to the University of Southern Maine Wednesday at 7:30 PM.