Hoyas Use Strong Second Half To Down Friars, 69-61

Jan. 9, 2015

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WASHINGTON, D.C. - The short-handed Providence College women's basketball team fell to BIG EAST foe Georgetown, 69-61, on Jan. 9 at McDonough Arena in Washington, D.C. Senior Karin Robinson led the Friars with 17 points and added seven boards and two assists. The Friars, who were without two starters, Sarah Beal and Tori Rule, drop to 4-12 on the year (1-4 BIG EAST). The Hoyas improve to 4-12 (2-2 BIG EAST).

Providence got a solid team effort in the first half to take a 34-29 lead into halftime, as six players cracked the scoring column. Robinson led the way with 10 points on 5-7 shooting from the field, in addition to six rebounds, one assist and one steal. Alexis Harris contributed nine points, while Chanise Baldwin hauled in a team-best seven boards.

The Friars shot an impressive 48-percent from the field in the opening half (15-31), while the Hoyas managed just 36-percent shooting (12-33).

In the second half, the Friars opened the scoring with a driving lay-up by Evi Iiskola to take a 36-29 lead just 12-seconds into the action. Georgetown responded with six-straight points, four of which came off of two Providence turnovers, to get within one (36-35). After a Friar time out, Iiskola got Providence back on track with a lay-up at the 17:14 mark to regain a three-point lead (38-35).

Just 14-seconds later, Georgetown would go on a 13-3 run to take a 48-41 lead with 13:05 remaining in the game. The Friars clawed their way back to take a 55-51 with 6:43 left in the game on the backs of Allegra Botteghi and Robinson, who fueled a 14-3 spurt. Botteghi recorded eight points in the run, including two, three-point buckets. Robinson added six points.



Georgetown rallied to go on a 7-0 run, which was capped by a Brittany Horne three-point basket at the 3:52 mark, giving the Hoyas a 58-55 lead. Providence was unable to recover and the Hoyas held the lead the remainder of the contest. In the final 3:52, the Friars converted just 2-of-9 field-goal attempts.

Three Friars joined Robinson in double figures on the night. Harris finished with 15 points and nine rebounds. Botteghi added 14 points, while Iiskola contributed 11 points. Iiskola cracked double figures for the first time since Dec. 6 vs. UMass Lowell. Baldwin finished the night with a game-high 10 rebounds for PC.

Brittany Horne netted a game-high 18 points for Georgetown, including nine points in the final four minutes of play. Dominique Vitalis recorded 16 points and seven rebounds. Dorothy Adomako and Logan Battle added 14 and 12 points, respectively.

Providence returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 11 against BIG EAST foe Seton Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.

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