Women's Basketball Falls To #11/8 West Virginia, 75-59

Feb. 6, 2010

Box Score

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team (13-10, 4-6 BIG EAST) lost to No. 11/8 West Virginia (21-3, 8-2 BIG EAST) by the score of 75-59 at the Dunkin' Donuts Center Saturday afternoon. Friars senior guard Chelsea Marandola scored a team-high 16 points shooting 7-of-14 from the field, while junior forward Mi-Khida Hankins added 11 points shooting 5-of-9.

The Friars opened the game on a 6-0 run, and extended it to 10-2 with 16:44 left in the first half forcing West Virginia into a timeout. Hankins scored six of the first eight points of the contest.

Senior center Emily Cournoyer picked up a pair of quick fouls in the opening minutes of the contest and was on the bench for a majority of the first half.

West Virginia methodically worked its way back into the game forcing it inside making a couple of short-range jumpers. The Mountaineers used a 7-0 run to tie it 13-13 with 13:56 left in the first half and pushed ahead a few minutes later.

Senior guard Liz Repella had the Mountaineers ahead by seven, 29-22 with 8:10 left in the first half. WVU pushed it to 12, 34-22 with 6:10 left in the first half forcing the Friars into a timeout.

West Virginia held a 48-32 lead at halftime. Over the first 20 minutes, Repella had 20 points shooting 7-of-9 from the field and 3-of-3 from 3-point range. She also surpassed 1,000 career points and finished with a game-high 25 points for the game shooting 9-of-13 from the field.

Providence could not close to deficit to under double-digits in the second half.

West Virginia finished 25-of-33 from the free throw line while Providence was 9-of-17.

The Friars, who have already matched the largest win total under the direction of fifth-year head coach Phil Seymore, return to action on Feb. 13 at Marquette. Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. ET.

 

 

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