Women's Hoops Defeats Seton Hall, 75-61

Jan. 16, 2010

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated BIG EAST foe Seton Hall, 75-61, on January 16 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. It marks the first victory over Seton Hall on the Friars' home court since 1997. Rhode Island natives Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) and Trinity Hull (Cranston, R.I.) led the Friars with 19 points and 15 points, respectively. Hull also dished a career-high seven assists on the afternoon.

The first half of play was tightly contested until the final six minutes, as the Friars closed out the final six minutes on a 25-5 scoring run. The Pirates were able to hang around in the early going, thanks to a monster effort on the glass. Seton Hall held a 25-15 advantage in rebounding at halftime and held the Friars without an offensive board. Kandice Green hauled in 12 first-half rebounds for Seton Hall.

In the second half, the Pirates outscored the Friars, 36-35, but the deficit was too large to overcome. Providence led by as many as 19 points (73-54) with 3:28 remaining.

Marandola hit 7-of-12 attempts from the field, including a 2-of-2 performance from three-point territory. She also hit 3-of-3 free-throws in the game and remains perfect from the line during BIG EAST regular-season action (11-11). Marandola has reached double-figures in 22-consecutive games dating back to the end of last season. She also led the Friars with eight rebounds and added four assists, two steals and one blocked shot.

Senior Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) tallied 11 points for Providence, while senior Jessica Clark (Bronx, N.Y.) contributed six points, seven boards, four blocked shots and two steals.

The Friars took good care of the ball and only committed six turnovers in the game. As a team, Providence recorded eight blocked shots, which matches a season high.



Green led Seton Hall with 24 points and 19 rebounds. Nicole Emery chipped in 22 points and recorded two of the Pirates three steals. Seton Hall held outscored the Friars from the foul line, 17-8, but could not take advantage of the opportunities.

Prior to the win, Providence had lost seven-straight meetings against Seton Hall at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. The previous win dates back to exactly 13 years ago, when the Friars earned an 86-82 victory over Seton Hall on January 16, 1997.

The Friars return to action on Tuesday, January 19 against Syracuse University. The game is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I.


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