Quick hits: RMU can’t hold off University of Rhode Island


Samuel Anthony

RMU freshman Esther Castedo playing in her first game at the North Athletic Complex this season against the La Salle Explorers.

Luke Yost, Contributor

On Tuesday, the Robert Morris Colonials women’s basketball team (1-2) fell to the Rhode Island Rams (1-1) by a score of 46-41.

Why it happened

The Colonials outscored the Rams 19-10 after the Rams took a 7-0 lead. Isabella Posset and Nadege Pluviose lead the Colonials in the first half with five points each. It was a Posset three that gave the Colonials their first field goal of the game. Robert Morris also shot the ball poorly in the first half. The Colonials made just five buckets in the first half. Robert Morris shot 17 percent from the field and 25 percent from deep.

The Colonials also gave up the ball 11 times in the first quarter. Over the first two games, the Colonials averaged 17.5 turnovers.

The depth of the Colonials is what kept them in this game. Eleven of the team’s first-half points came off the bench.

The Colonials improved in the second half where they would make six threes.

A late, 10-4, scoring run by the Rhode Island would prove to be enough to beat Robert Morris.

What it means

The Colonials came into this game playing great at home. Robert Morris was 15-2 all-time in the North Athletic Complex. This game made that record 15-3.

Who starred

Inside play is crucial for the Colonials success and they got that tonight. Nneka Ezeigbo had a good night. The junior had eight points and six rebounds.

Who is next

The Colonials face the Bowling Green Falcons. The Falcons are 1-1 in the early campaign. This is a road game for the Colonials. Tip-off is set for 2 p.m. Saturday.