Women's Basketball Falls To No. 21/19 DePaul, 64-55

Jan. 29, 2017

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell to No. 21/19 DePaul, 64-55, on Jan. 29 in Providence, R.I. Senior guard Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) led three Friars in double figures with 15 points. Providence dropped to 10-12 on the year (2-9 BIG EAST), while the Blue Demons improved to 18-5 (10-1).

DePaul held a 15-9 lead after the first 10 minutes of play. Providence got within two (16-14) with a 5-1 spurt to start the second quarter, but DePaul responded with a 16-5 run to take a 13-point lead with 51-seconds left. Providence's Aliyah Miller (Southaven, Miss.) converted a lay-up with two seconds on the clock and DePaul took a 32-21 lead into halftime.

The Blue Demons started the third quarter with a quick 5-0 spurt and took a 37-21 lead (8:00). After a Providence timeout, Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) and Yoyo Nogic (Lisbon, Portugal) hit back-to-back three-pointers to make it a 10-point game (37-27) at the 5:31 mark.

The two teams traded baskets before DePaul used a 10-0 run to claim its largest lead of the game (49-32) with 2:35 left in the third.

Providence rallied with seven-unanswered points to get back within 10 (49-39) with 1:17 on the clock in the third quarter, but DePaul halted the run on a lay-up by Chante Stonewall with 16 seconds left and the Blue Demons took a 51-39 lead into the fourth.

The Friars cut the deficit to single digits (47-55) with 6:33 remaining in regulation. DePaul pushed back out to a 13-point advantage with a 7-2 scoring run.

The Friars scored six-straight points to get within seven (62-55), but the come-back effort fell short.

Che finished the afternoon with 14 points and Nogic added 13 for Providence. Miller posted double-digit boards for the second-straight game (10) and contributed seven points, four assists and two steals.

Kelly Campbell led DePaul with a game-high 16 points, while Brooke Schulte registered a double-double on 14 points and 10 rebounds. Jacqui Grant added 11 points and seven rebounds for the Blue Demons.

Creighton entered the game as the top-scoring team in the BIG EAST and the Friars held the Blue Demons to 64 points. It marked just the fifth time that DePaul had been held below 70 points this season, and the Friars have held them in check twice. Earlier this season, Providence held the Blue Demons to 61 points.

The Friars return to action with a pair of road games next weekend against BIG EAST foes Georgetown and Villanova. Providence will face the Hoyas on Friday, Feb. 3 at Noon. The Friars and Wildcats will tip-off on Sunday, Feb. 5 at 1:00 p.m.




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