Jan. 11, 2014
Post Game Interview - Evi Iiskola
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team dropped a 97-65 decision to Creighton on Saturday, January 11 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. Providence moves to 5-10 (0-4 BIG EAST) on the season while the Bluejays improve to 10-7 (4-1 BIG EAST). Junior forward Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) reached double figures for the 12th time this season with a team-best 17 points. She finished 7-of-11 from the field and hauled in six rebounds.
With 9:16 left to play in the first half, the Friars and Bluejays were tied, 20-20. Creighton went on to outscore the Friars 31-14 down the stretch, giving the Bluejays a 51-34 lead at halftime. Creighton shot 19-of-29 (0.655) from the field including 7-for-11 (0.636) from three-point range. Marissa Janning led Creighton's offense with 19 points and two assists. Providence finished the half shooting 15-for-27 (0.556) from the field and downed 4-of-7 (0.571) attempts from behind three-point arc. Freshman guard Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C) paced the Friars offense with 11 points, three assists and one steal.
Providence and Creighton traded baskets for the first 8:19 of the second half. The Bluejays then exploded offensively with a 27-9 run to increase their lead to 33 points, 94-61 (1:48). Creighton held off the Friars until the final buzzer.
Creighton shot 61.7-percent (37-60) from the field and 57.1-percent (12-21) from three-point range over the course of regulation. Janning finished with a game high 34 points on 13-of-17 shooting from the field including 6-of-9 from beyond the arc. McKenzie Fujan joined Janning in double figures with 18 points, while Sarah Nelson and Alyssa Kamphaus added 11 points apiece.
Junior guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) and Beal joined Harris in double figures with 13 and 11 points, respectively.
Providence returns to action on Wednesday, January 15 when it hosts Georgetown. The evening contest will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.