BRISTOL, R.I. – The Roger Williams Women's Basketball team collected its second straight Commonwealth Coast Conference win with a 78-37 victory over Curry College Saturday afternoon.
Bridget Quilty (Duxbury, Mass.) led the Hawks with 18 points to go along with four rebounds. Gabby Jerahian (Quincy, Mass.) added 11 points off the bench, while Elfreda Hoff (Providence, R.I.) and Anna Walther (Northampton, Mass.) each scored ten.
The Hawks led from wire to wire, but the Colonels remained within striking distance in the first quarter. The Colonels remained within a possession of Roger Williams for a majority of the period, even pulling within one with just over three minutes left (12-13). However, RWU closed out the period on a 5-0 run to take a six-point lead into the second quarter.
The Colonels managed to bring the game within four in the second quarter, with Irwin knocking down a shot with 7:45 left to make it a 17-21 game. However, the Hawks would roll off a 10-1 run to build the lead to 13, eventually going into halftime with a 19-point advantage (44-21).
The Hawk defense continued to halt Curry's offense in the final two quarters, holding the Colonels to only 5-of-24 shooting from the field. Conversely, Roger Williams connected at a 58.3 clip (14-for-24) in the final two quarters in the win.
Roger Williams (3-2, 2-0 CCC) will head down the road on Tuesday to take on Salve Regina at 5:30 p.m. Curry (2-6, 0-2 CCC) will host Gordon on the same date and time.
(Game Recap Courtesy of Roger Williams University Sports Information)