Dec. 8, 2011
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - -
The Providence College men's basketball team (8-2) defeated Boston College (2-7), 64-57, on Dec. 8, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Three Friars scored in double digits as freshman LaDontae Henton (Lansing, Mich.) led the team in scoring with 21 points, junior guard Vincent Council (Brooklyn, N.Y.) added 17 points, and sophomore Gerard Coleman posted 12 points.
Freshman Brice Kofane (Yaounde, Cameroon) registered a career-high blocks in the game with seven. The rookie had five blocks in the last game against Brown, and has totaled 18 rejections this year.
In a close first half that included four ties and six lead changes, the Friars shot 66-percent from the free throw line. PC ended the half with an 8-3 run, including a buzzer-beater by Henton to lead the Friars into the intermission with a 30-26. Cotton led all players with 8 points in the first 20 minutes.
Midway through the second half, Providence went on a 12-6 run to reach its largest lead of 8 points. The Friars would never look back, as they ended the game with a 15-9 run to defeat the Eagles, 64-57.
Overall, the Friars shot 43-percent from the field going 24-of-55 and 71-percent from behind the line. PC also held a 39-31 edge on the glass. Boston College shot just 33.3-percent form the field.
Providence also improved to 7-0 when leading at the half.
With the win, Ed Cooley earned his 100th career victory in his six-year head coaching career. He has 71 losses. The game also marked the second time this season that Cooley has defeated a team he coached at prior to coming to Providence. Earlier this year, the Friars defeated Fairfield, 80-72, in Bridgeport, Conn. on Nov. 14.
The Friars are back in action as they host Bryant on Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Tip-off is slated for 12:00 p.m.