Women's Hoops Drops 84-59 Decision To Third-Ranked Irish

Jan. 27, 2010

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NOTRE DAME, IND. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to No. 3/3 Notre Dame, 84-59, in BIG EAST Conference play on January 27 at Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, Ind. Senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.) scored 16 of her game-high 18 points in the second half for the Friars. Lindsay Schrader led Notre Dame with 14 points.

The Friars trailed by just two points (16-14) with 10:12 remaining in the first half, but Notre Dame went on a 9-0 run to take a 25-14 lead with 7:36 remaining. Junior Trinity Hull (Cranston, R.I.) halted the Irish run with a pair of free throws at the 6:35 mark to make the score 25-16. Notre Dame closed out the half with a 10-6 scoring advantage that gave the Irish a 35-22 lead at the half. The Irish forced 16 Friar turnovers in the first half, which they converted into 13 points. Notre Dame also outscored Providence, 22-10, in the paint during opening 20 minutes.

Notre Dame pushed its lead to 19 (50-31) with 13:39 left in the game. The Friars chipped away and got within 12 (50-38) with 12:41 remaining on the clock, but it was as close as they would get the rest of the way.

Schrader was joined by four other Irish players in double figures. Natalie Novosel posted 12 points, while Becca Bruszewski, Skylar Diggins and Ashley Barlow each added 10 points.

Senior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) scored 12 points for Providence and junior Mi-Khida Hankins (Baltimore, Md.) chipped in 10 points.

The Friars return to action on Saturday, January 30 against BIG EAST foe St. John's. The game will be played at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.



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