Women's Hoops Falls Short At #24/18 Georgetown, 74-62

Jan. 12, 2010

Box Score

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Providence College women's basketball team outscored No. 24/18 Georgetown, 39-35, in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a 16-point halftime deficit on January 12 in Washington, D.C. Georgetown held on for a 74-62 BIG EAST regular-season victory and improved to 14-2 overall (3-0 BIG EAST). Providence fell to 10-6 (1-2) with the loss.

Georgetown took a 39-23 lead into the locker room at halftime on a strong defensive effort. The Hoyas benefited from 16 Friar turnovers in the first half, which they were able to convert into 23 points. Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) scored Providence's first seven points in the game and the two teams were tied, 7-7, with 16:34 on the clock. Georgetown took a 15-7 lead on an 8-0 run with 13:27 to play and finished the half with a 24-16 scoring advantage. The Friars shot 47.4-percent from the field (9-19), including 42.9-percent from three-point range (3-7). The Hoyas converted 46.9-percent of their field-goal attempts (15-32), including 4-of-10 attempts from three.

The Friars came out of the locker room on fire and cut the Hoyas lead to four (49-45) in the first 7:55 of play with a 22-10 scoring run. Marandola scored 11 of the Friars' 22 points in the span, including three, three-point baskets. After trading baskets, the Friars were still within striking distance with 9:35 to play (51-47), but Georgetown went on a 15-2 run during the next 4:50 of play to take a 17-point lead (66-49). Providence cut it to 10 (68-58) with 2:55 remaining in the game, but couldn't get any closer down the stretch.

Marandola finished the night with 20 points on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, including 4-of-5 from three-point territory. It marks the second-straight game, and seventh time this season, that she has eclipsed the 20-point plateau. Junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) notched 10 points in the second half and finished the night with 12. Senior Jessica Clark (Bronx, N.Y.) grabbed a team-high five rebounds for the Friars, while freshman guard Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) dished a season-best six assists.



Sugar Rodgers netted a game-high 26 points for Georgetown. Monica McNutt and Latia Magee contributed 15 points and 13 points, respectively.

Providence returns Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. for a three-game stretch beginning on Saturday, January 16 against BIG EAST foe Seton Hall. Tip-off is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.

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