The Rhode Island Rams (11-5, 3-1 A10) made a huge comeback at Hawk Hill to defeat the St, Joseph’s Hawks (3-14, 0-5 A10), 71-61.
Things started rough for the Rams an hour before tip-off when it was announced that Forward, Jeff Dowtin would be suspended due to playing in a charity basketball game that was not sanctioned by the NCAA.
The first half wasn’t good from URI as the Hawks soared to a 35-29 halftime edge.
St. Joe’s would take a 10 point lead at 47-37 with 17 minutes to play.
Then, the Hawks were clipped and went scoreless for nearly six minutes and were helpless to stop the 42 points second half.
The outburst was highlighted by a 22-6 run to seal the deal.
Daren “Fats”’ Russell poured in 25 points which included his 1,000 points to lead the charge.
Cyril Langevine picked up a double-double with a 14 point 15 rebound performance.
Also adding to the party was Tyrese Martin and his 15 points.
For the Hawks, Ryan Daly drained 21 points.
By: Kevin Neibauer
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