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Clara Che paced the Friars with 14 points on 6-8 shooting.
Friars open BIG EAST Tournament action on Saturday, March 5 against Creighton at 3:00 p.m. ET.
Allegra Botteghi posts second career double-double with 14 points and career-high 13 boards.
Friars conclude regular season at Seton Hall on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 6:00 p.m.
2014-15: Played 14 games and appeared in the starting line-up 13 times... Missed final 16 games of the season with an injury... Averaged 10.2 points, 4.6 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and a team-best 4.7 assists per game... Recorded seven double-digit scoring games, including a season-high 24 points against Brown on Nov. 18... Connected on 12-of-14 free throws vs. Brown, matching a personal best for free-throws made in a single game... Dished a season-high seven assists vs. Richmond (Nov. 14), Rhode Island (Dec. 7) and Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 11)... On Dec. 6, netted a team-best 17 points and added five assists and a career-best five steals vs. UMass Lowell... Dished 5+ assists in eight of the 14 games she played.
2013-14: Played 29 games and appeared in the starting line-up 28 times... Averaged 11.8 points, 4.2 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game... Led the team in assists (135) and steals (42)... Surpassed the 100-assist milestone on Feb. 5 vs. Villanova with a game-high six hand-outs... Became just the fourth Friar in the last decade to dish 100+ assists in a single-season... Her 135 assists mark the third-highest total all-time by a freshman in program history... Handed out a career-best 13 assists vs. Butler on Jan. 28... Her 13 assists were one shy of the BIG EAST single-game record by a freshman (14), and marked the most assists by a BIG EAST player in a single-game during the 2013-14 season... Also scored 13 points in the game vs. Butler to secure her first career double-double... Scored a career-high 27 points vs. Marquette on Jan. 21... Collected a career-best four steals in games vs. DePaul (2/1) and Bryant (11/12)... Hauled in a career-high nine rebounds vs. UMass Lowell (11/9)... Reached double figures in the scoring column 21 times, including four games with 20+ points... Tallied double figures in 14 of 18 BIG EAST games... On Feb. 22, she scored all of her game-high 18 points against Xavier in the second half, and propelled the Friars to a 61-59 victory... Also added six rebounds, three assists and one blocked shot vs. the Musketeers... Dished 5+ assists in 13 games... Hit a career-high eight field goals in three games - all vs. BIG EAST opponents: Georgetown (3/1), Marquette (1/21) and DePaul (1/8)... Each of those three games also were played on the road... Her 91 made free throws are the fourth highest total by a freshman in program history, and her 945 minutes played mark the third highest total by a freshman at PC... Named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week on January 27 and March 5... Is the first Friar to earn Freshman of the Week honors since Chelsea Marandola on December 26, 2005... Named to BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll on Feb. 3... Was a unanimous BIG EAST All-Freshman Team selection.
BEFORE PROVIDENCE: Attended New Hope Christian Academy (2011-13)... Averaged 16 points, six assists, three steals and three rebounds per game... NACA First-Team All-America selection... Two-time NACA Most Valuable Player (2012, 2013)... Helped her team earn a No. 1 ranking in the State of North Carolina... Spent her freshman year at Hickory Grove Christian High School, and her sophomore year at Oak Ridge Military Academy.
PERSONAL: Daughter of Darla Beal and the late Cerea Beal, Jr. ...Born October 12, 1995... Has one brother, Dane Sparrow, and one sister, Kim Beal... Sociology major.
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