Redshirt Junior Guard Elemy Colome leads the team with 14.8 points per game. Photo by Autumn Walter.

The Women’s Basketball team lost a tough game on the road against University of Massachusetts on Sunday by a score of 56-34.

URI, having lost their last six looked to get off to a fast start on the road. The Ram starters included Elemy Colome, Jalissa Ross, Maia Moffitt, Marta Vargas and Nicole Jorgensen. The UMass starters included Bre Hampton-Bey, Destiny Philoxy, Anil Soysal, Jessica George and Hailey Leidel.

In a brief span within the first half, the game was back and forth. Unfortunately for the Rams, the Minutewomen offense suddenly sparked to life, and proceeded to go on a 12-0 run, putting them up 20-7 at the end of the first quarter.

After the first quarter, Massachusetts continued to score as well as hold off the URI offense. They did not allow them to score in the final four minutes of the period. By the end of the second quarter, UMass was up by 17 points, with a score of 32-15.

Both teams struggled to take care of the ball as UMass had 14 turnovers. The minutewomen were able to take advantage they scored 14 points off of the Rams 21 turnovers. This was a purely defensive game.

Though URI stayed practically even, scoring wise, with UMass throughout the second half, they were, unfortunately, unable to keep pace going forward. In the end, UMass finished 22 points ahead of URI, making 20 field goals out of 54 attempts, (37 percent) while URI scored just 11 field goals out of 46 attempts (23.9 percent).

There were some high points for the Rams, however, junior Nicole Jorgensen was the lone Ram to score in double figures. She scored a game-high of 16 points and managed to snag nine rebounds. She also added three blocks and one steal. Junior Davida Dale had six points for the Rams and teammate Elemy Colome scored five points of her own.

The Rams now have fallen to a 7-16 record, with a 2-9 record in the in the A-10 division. Meanwhile, the Minutewomen improve to 13-11, and are now 5-5 in the A-10. The Rams will be back in action next Sunday, on Feb. 17,  when they will host Duquesne for a national TV game covered by NBCSN. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.