URI Women’s Hoops Pulls Away From Saint Joseph’s For 12th Straight Victory

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University of Rhode Island Press Release

Rhode Island Starters
Williams, Foppossi, Cairns, Elmore Tahane

Saint Joseph’s Starters
Brugler, Mullins, Boslet, Gribble, Mayock

How it Happened
Rhode Island (19-3, 9-0 Atlantic 10) got 33 points from Emmanuelle Tahane and Dolly Cairns grabbed its program-record 12th consecutive victory, winning 59-48 at Saint Joseph’s Wednesday.

The win streak is the third longest active run in the country. Rhody trails only Florida Gulf Coast (15 straight wins) and fellow A-10 member Dayton (13 straight wins), both of which won Wednesday.

Saint Joseph’s (8-14, 4-6 A-10) was able to keep the game close in the first half. On the strength of 19 first quarter points, the Hawks managed to get to halftime tied, 30-30.

The second half belonged to Rhode Island. The Rams held Saint Joseph’s to 17 second-half points, steadily pulling away to win their sixth straight road game.

Inside the Box Score

  • Saint Joseph’s had won 15 of the previous 17 meetings between the schools.
  • Redshirt senior Emmanuelle Tahane had her sixth double-double of the season, finishing with 18 points and 10 rebounds.
  • Sophomore Dolly Cairns had 15 points, all of which came on 3-point shots. She was 5-of-9 from deep.
  • Graduate student Chanell Williams scored the 1,000th of her career. The Providence transfer scored eight points and had six assists.
  • She reached the 1,000-point milestone with her fifth point of the night.
  • Graduate transfer Dez Elmore had nine points, six rebounds and six assists.
  • Redshirt junior Marie-Paule Foppossi had seven points, eight rebounds and three steals.
  • Dating back to last season, Rhode Island has won 11 consecutive conference games.
  • Rhode Island won its sixth straight road game.
  • The Rams had 17 assists, their seventh consecutive game with at least 14.
  • Rhode Island had a 17-4 edge in points off turnovers.

Up Next
Rhode Island hosts Fordham on Sunday, Feb. 13. Game time is 1 p.m. on ESPN+.

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