Southern Connecticut State Athletics | December 28, 2017 SCSU goes on the road to upend DI Rhode Island 62-57 Paige Decker scored nine points and pulled down four boards in SCSU's victory. Share KINGSTON, R.I. – The Southern Connecticut State University women's basketball team outscored the University of Rhode Island by a 17-7 margin in the fourth quarter to knock off the Division I Rams, 62-57, in non-conference action today. RELATED: WBCA Top 25 TEAM RECORDS: So. Connecticut (10-3) | Rhode Island (2-11) QUARTER SCORES 1st Quarter – SCSU 17, URI 16 2nd Quarter – URI 32, SCSU 28 3rd Quarter – URI 50, SCSU 45 KEY PERFORMERS Abby Hurlbert led all players in the game with 13 points, and also added eight rebounds and three assists. Paige Decker and Africa Williams each scored nine points. Decker added four rebounds and three steals. HOW IT HAPPENED Keyed by a tremendous effort up and down the bench, the Owls were able to walk away from Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. with victory against an NCAA Division I opponent, the University of Rhode Island. Ten different Owls tallied at least one point to contribute to the team's win. Hurlbert led the charge for the offense as she recorded a team-high in both points (13) and rebounds (8). Murphy Murad was the playmaker this afternoon as she tallied a team-high four assists, while Hurlbert and Imani Wheeler were right behind her with three each. It was a back and forth affair for most of the game, as neither team led by double digits. The end of the third quarter saw the Rams leading by five, as a buzzer-beating jumper from Maddie Brown cut the gap to 50-45. The Owls battled back to regain the lead by the midway point of the fourth quarter. With 1:31 remaining in the game and a tie score at 55-55, Africa Williams hit a good 3-pointer to break the deadlock and give the Owls the lead. With three seconds left in the game, Decker went to the free throw line to give the Owls a two possession lead to secure the win over Division I Rhode Island. ON DECK The Owls travel to New York Institute of Technology on Sunday afternoon for a 2 p.m. start against the Bears.