Women's Hoops Drops BIG EAST Tilt At Georgetown, 63-53

Jan. 5, 2016

Box Score

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to BIG EAST foe Georgetown, 63-53, on Tuesday, Jan. 5 at McDonough Arena in Washington, D.C. Junior Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) led the Friars with 16 points, eight rebounds and four assists. Dorothy Adomako led the Hoyas with 19 points and nine rebounds. Thirteen of her 19 points came during the Hoyas' decisive second half.

The Friars used a 13-2 run to gain a seven-point advantage in the first quarter (13-6) with 1:34 remaining on the clock. The Hoyas closed the frame with a 5-0 spurt to get within two (13-11) as time expired.

The Hoyas tied the score twice in the early stages of the second quarter and eventually took the lead (19-17) with 5:40 on the clock. Providence found itself trailing by as many as six points on two occasions down the stretch, and each time the Friars answered with a three-point bucket, including Beal's triple as time expired in the half. Georgetown held a 30-27 lead at halftime.

Beal led all scorers in the first half with 14 points on 6-10 shooting, and also recorded one assist one steal and a team-high four rebounds. Logan Battle came off the bench to score a team-best seven points for the Hoyas.

Providence tied the game, 32-32, in the third quarter, but the Hoyas responded with a 9-2 scoring advantage to take a 41-34 lead. Brianna Frias (Worcester, Mass.) got a bucket for the Friars just before the media timeout at the 4:59 mark to make the score 41-36. Georgetown held Providence to just one field goal the remainder of the third quarter, which came by way of a Beal lay-in at the 3:17 mark. The Hoyas took a 45-38 lead into the final 10 minutes of play.

Georgetown held a 12-point lead (55-43) with 3:34 left in the fourth quarter. Providence closed the deficit to seven points on two occassions, but was unable to get any closer. Trailing 57-50 with 1:09 on the clock, the Friars saw their deficit grow to 13 with 18-seconds left. Providence's Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) knocked down a three-pointer with 10-seconds remaining on the clock to make the final 63-53.

 

 

Jovana `Yoyo' Nogic (Lisbon, Portugal) and Che each finished the night with nine points. Che added a career-best five assists.

Dionna White and Katie McCormick contributed 11 points and 10 points, respectively, for Georgetown.

The Friars won the battle of the boards, 44-38, but were outscored 12-7 in second-chance points. Providence also was outscored by 12 points at the free-throw line and suffered the consequences of 20 turnovers. The Hoyas outscored the Friars, 26-7, in points off of turnovers.

Providence returns to action on Friday, Jan. 8 against Butler at 7:00 p.m. The game is scheduled to be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. and will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network.

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