Women's Basketball Edged By St. John's, 65-51

    Danielle Pearson

    Danielle Pearson

    Jan. 31, 2013

    Box Score

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team was edged by St. John's on Wednesday, January 30 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. The Friars fall to 6-14 (1-6 BIG EAST) while the Red Storm improves to 10-9 overall (4-3 BIG EAST). Sophomore guard Danielle Pearson(Brooklyn, N.Y.) finished with a career high 13 points for the Friars.

    The Friars hit the first bucket of the game at 19:31 of the first half and remained on top to give them a 34-25 lead over St. John's at halftime. Providence shot 14-27 (51.8 percent) in the first 20 minutes of play. Pearson led the way for the Friars, converting on 5-6 (83.3 percent) field goal attempts, and downing a perfect 3-3 attempts from beyond the three point arc.

    The Red Storm took the lead with a 10-0 run to start the half (35-34), and held the advantage until the final buzzer. St. John's led by as many as 17 (55-38) with 9:32 remaining. St. John's outscored the Friars 40-17 in the final 20 minutes of play. The Red Storm held the advantage on the boards, 48-28. Twenty-two of their rebounds came off of the offensive glass.

    Senior Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) joined Pearson in double figures with 13 points. Roberts also tallied five steals and five assists. Sophomore Chanise Baldwin(Detroit, Mich.) tied her career best with three blocked shots.

    Providence returns to action on Saturday, Feb. 2 when it travels to Syracuse, N.Y. to take on Syracuse. Tip-off at the Carrier Dome is scheduled for 1:00 p.m.

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