Recap - Rhode Island Defeats Maine 97-77
The battle between Rhode Island and Maine didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Maine was handed a 97-77 defeat on Friday at Thomas Ryan Center.
Rhode Island got 21 points from Ifeanyi Onyekaba and another 18 points from Jarelle Reischel. Biggie Minnis contributed 5 assists, while Ifeanyi Onyekaba cleaned the glass with 10 rebounds.
Maine got 23 points from Xavier Pollard in a losing cause and another 18 points from Dimitry Akanda-Coronel. Troy Reid-Knight contributed 3 assists for them, while Garet Beal had 5 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Rhode Island were victorious, as the score was 52-35 at the break.
Rhode Island won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 55-28.