Women's Basketball Comeback Falls Short Against Rhode Island, 55-49

Jan. 12, 2009

Final Stats

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to in-state rival Rhode Island, 55-49, in non-conference action at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Junior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) led the Friar effort with 16 points and added six rebounds. The Rams got an 18-point performance from Megan Shoniker.

The Friars got on the board first just 24-seconds into the game to take an early lead, but the Rams responded with eight-straight points and never looked back. URI extended its first half lead to 10 points (33-23) at halftime.

Rhode Island took its largest lead of the game (43-31) with 10:53 remaining in the contest on a Tanja Licina jumper. From that point, Providence slowly chipped away at the deficit and got within two points (51-49) with 2:08 on the clock. However, the Friar comeback fell short as the team was held scoreless the remainder of the game. The Rams went on to win, 55-49.

Senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) and junior Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) joined Cournoyer in double figures with 11 point apiece. Marandola narrowly missed a double-double with a game-high nine rebounds.

Sierra Cooper added 13 points for the Rams, who improve to 7-8 overall. With the loss, Providence falls to 7-9.

The Friars return to action on Saturday, January 17 against BIG EAST foe DePaul. Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 p.m. (ET) and the game will be played in Chicago, Ill.

- GO FRIARS! -

 

 

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