Women’s Basketball Roundup: NEC Tournament Semifinals


Cortney Peasley

Anna Niki Stamolamprou’s 16 point performance against Iowa Friday wasn’t enough as the Colonials fell on the road.

Ian Kist, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2016

RMU 72 (19-12, NEC 11-7), Bryant 59 (18-13, NEC 14-4): The Colonials advanced to the NEC Championship Game Wednesday evening after their 13 point defeat of Bryant in Smithfield, Rhode Island. The game was back-and-forth action for the majority of the contest as both teams tied the score and re-took leads all the way until the end of the third quarter. However, RMU took a slim 46-43 lead with ten seconds remaining in the third quarter and eventually increased their lead to 55-45 at the 7:12 mark of the fourth quarter after an Anna Niki Stamolamprou layup. The Bulldogs kept fighting however, as they cut RMU’s deficit to seven with a little over three minutes to play but the Colonials kept their foot on the gas pedal and prevented their opponent from making a comeback. Stamolamprou led all RMU scorers with 19 total points. Senior Ashley Ravelli also finished with double-digit points recording 14. As a team, the Colonials shot 54.7 percent from the field and 69.2 percent from beyond the three-point arc. Robert Morris will play Sacred Heart in the NEC Championship Game Sunday at Sacred Heart.