KINGSTON, R.I. -- Darien Brothers scored 19 points and Richmond defeated Rhode Island 70-53 on Saturday night.
The Spiders opened the game on a 15-5 run and never trailed the rest of the way. After trailing 33-26 at halftime, the Rams cut the deficit to 35-31 with 15:53 left. An 11-3 run pushed the lead into double digits for the remainder of the game. A layup by Josh Duinker with 1:24 remaining gave the Spiders their biggest lead, 70-58.
Francis Martel and Kendall Anthony each added 13 points for the Spiders (10-7, 1-1 Atlantic 10 Conference), who have won three of their past four.
The Spiders shot 52.8 percent (28 of 53) from the field and made 11 of 21 from 3-point range. Martel, Brothers and Anthony each made three from behind the arc.