Gale leads La Salle women to comeback win over Rhode Island

Ashley Gale scored a game-high 21 points to lead La Salle to a 61-49 win over Rhode Island in an Atlantic 10 women's game at Tom Gola Arena last night.

Gale, who was 5-for-12 from beyond the three-point arc, also had four assists and five steals

Ebonee Jones had 15 points and Alexis Scott 11 (3-for-3 on threes) for La Salle (8-16, 4-5 Atlantic 10). Nadia Duncan and Jess Koci pulled down 12 and 11 rebounds repectively for the Explorers.

La Salle trailed 14-4 just a little over 5 minutes into the game, but went on a 15-4 scoring run to get back into it.

"The kids showed toughness out there," said La Salle head coach Jeff Williams. "We were down early, but we were able to regroup and come back. I thought Ebonee Jones and Alexis Scott were huge for us today and Ashley is always playing on a high level."

Megan Shoniker had 20 points and Caitlin Kearns had 12 points and 10 rebounds for Rhode Island (6-17, 0-9).

In other games:

* At St. Bonaventure, Qwedia Wallace scored a game-high 13 points and Kristen McCarthy added 12 to lead Temple to a 54-38 Atlantic 10 win over the Bonnies.

Shey Peddy had five assists four steals for the Owls (18-6, 9-0).

St. Bonaventure (15-10, 5-5) was led by Megan Van Tatenhove, who had eight points.

* At Fordham, Katie Kuester scored 13 points to help lead the Hawks to a 54-47 win over the Rams in an Atlantic 10 game.

Kelly Cavallo added 10 points, grabbed a team-high nine rebounds, and matched her career-high with five blocks. Ashley Prim also added 10 points for the Hawks (14-9, 4-5).

The Rams (10-15, 2-7) were led by Kyara Weekes' 12 points.

* At Providence, Teya Wright scored 15 points to lead the Lady Friars to a 58-49 win over Villanova in a Big East clash.

Mi-Khida Hankins added 12 points for Providence (11-11, 4-6).

Villanova (8-15, 0-10) was led by Laura Sweeney (13 points) and Lindsay Kimmel (12).