Women's Hoops Falls To Marquette, 105-75

Jan. 22, 2016

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to BIG EAST foe Marquette, 105-75, on Jan. 22 in Milwaukee, Wis. Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) led the Friars with 21 points, six assists and five steals, while freshman Maddie Jolin (Rehoboth, Mass.) added a career-high 20 points

Marquette started the game on a 14-0 run and led 24-4 with 5:08 remaining in the first quarter. The Friars finished the quarter with a 17-2 scoring advantage to get within five (26-21) at the buzzer.

Jolin opened the second quarter with her third three-point bucket of the night to cut the deficit to two (26-24). The Friars were still within striking distance at the 6:35 mark of the second quarter, trailing 35-30. From that point on, Providence hit just four of their next 13 shots, while Marquette got hot from the field and posted a 25-9 scoring edge to finish the half. The Golden Eagles held a 60-39 lead at the break.

Providence shot 48.6-percent (17-35) in first half, while Marquette hit 22-44 (50-percent) attempts from the field. The Golden Eagles out-scored the Friars 21-5 in points off of turnovers and held a nine-point advantage at the free-throw line. Beal led Providence with 11 first-half points, while Miller recorded 10 points and eight rebounds. Jolin netted nine points on 3-5 shooting from beyond the arc. Erika Davenport led Marquette in the first half with 14 points.

Marquette continued to shoot the ball well in the second half en route to its 30-point victory, hitting 16-34 shots from the field (47.1-percent), while the Friars cooled to 36.8-percent (14-38).

Providence's Aliyah Miller (Southaven, Miss.) recorded her second double-double of the season (and her career) with 16 points and 10 rebounds. Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) added eight points and two assists.

Erica Meyer (Wilton, Conn.) matched her career high with four blocked shots in the game and also contributed four rebounds and two assists. She now owns 31 blocked shots on the season, which currently stands as the third-highest total by a freshman in program history.

The Friars' 75 points in the game marks the team's second-highest scoring total of the season, and most points since scoring 88 in a victory against Bryant on Dec. 9. Providence has scored 70+ points three times overall this season and is 2-1 in those games.

Providence returns to action on Sunday, Jan. 24 against No. 24/21 DePaul. The game will be played at McGrath-Phillips Arena in Chicago, Ill. and is scheduled to tip-off at 3:00 p.m ET. The match-up will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN) via FOX Sports GO.




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