URI Women Win by 64, Largest Victory in Program History

Rhode Island (2-0) recorded the largest margin of victory in program history, defeating Merrimack 106-42 Friday night.

The Rams scored the first 14 points of the game and never looked back. By the end of the first quarter, the Rams led 29-8 as seven different players scored in the opening 10 minutes. Dolly Cairns led the way with seven first-quarter points as the Rams removed all doubt quickly.

Rhody scored 60 points before halftime and reached 100 points in a game for the first time since a 105-70 win over Temple on Feb. 20, 1996.

When all was said and done, the Rams won by 64 points. The previous record for margin of victory was 58 points, done twice. It was first done in a 104-46 win over Bridgeport in 1976, and then against St. Bonaventure in 120-62 victory in the Atlantic 10 Championship in 1994.
Inside the Box Score
Friday marked the first time Rhode Island’s women’s team has scored 100 points in the Ryan Center. It is the eighth time in program history the Rams topped the century mark.
Five different players scored in double digits, and 10 different players scored.
Freshman Emmi Rinat came off the bench to score a game-high 17 off the bench.
Grad senior Dez Elmore added 15 points, nine of which came at the free throw line, where she was 9-for-12. She added seven rebounds, three assists, three blocks and two steals.
Redshirt senior Emmanuelle Tahane had a monster double-double, finishing with 14 points, 13 rebounds and five assists.
Redshirt junior Marie-Paule Foppossi finished with 12 points and nine rebounds.
Sophomore Dolly Cairns had 13 points in just 17 minutes off the bench.
The Rams made 14 3-point baskets.
URI’s bench outscored Merrimack’s 54-22.
The Rams scored 25 points off turnovers.
Rhode Island has outscored its opponents by 110 points through two games. That is an average margin of victory of 55.0 points per game.
Next Up
The Rams return to Kingston to host Coppin State for the home opener at the Ryan Center. Game time is set for 12:00 p.m. and will be streamed on ESPN+.

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