Simmons Basketball fell to Rivier College on Tuesday night, 55-53, in a Great Northeast Athletic Conference matchup at the Holmes Sports Center in their final game of the season. With the loss, Simmons drops to 9-14 overall (4-8 GNAC) while the Raiders improve to 6-17 (4-6 GNAC).
Sophomore Emily Thomas (Cheshire, Conn.) had a game-high 20 points, also grabbing 9 rebounds and 3 blocks. Classmate Liz O'Connor (Milton, Mass.) had a double double of 15 points and 11 boards, and junior Alex Acloque (Randolph, Mass.) grabbed a game-high 18 rebounds on the night.
For the Raiders, Amandra Purcell led the team with 14 points and added six rebounds. Ryan Baker had a strong game with 10 points and 7 boards, and Steph Adams chipped in nine points and three blocks in the win.
Simmons ends their regular season, while Rivier travels to Mount Ida on Thursday, February 17 at 7:00pm for a GNAC contest.