Women's Basketball Drops Heartbreaker In Double-Overtime To Creighton, 87-84

Feb. 10, 2018

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team dropped a heartbreaker to Creighton in double-overtime, 87-84, on Saturday, Feb. 10 in Providence, R.I. Four Friars scored in double figures, led by Jovana Nogic (Belgrade, Serbia). Maddie Jolin (Rehoboth, Mass.) hauled in a career-best 18 rebounds and added nine points and five assists to pace Providence.

Providence dropped to 9-17 overall (2-12 BIG EAST), while Creighton improved to 15-9 overall (9-5 BIG EAST).

Providence finished the first quarter with an 8-0 scoring run to take a 14-11 lead into the break. The Friars extended the run to 10-0 as Clara Che (Valencia, Spain) knocked down a jumper just 25-seconds into the second quarter (16-11).

The Friars led by as many as eight (25-17) with 6:38 left on the clock in the second frame. Creighton responded with an 11-2 run to take a 28-27 advantage at the 3:02 mark, but the Friars closed out the half with an 8-5 scoring edge and went into halftime with a 35-33 lead.

Jovana Nogic paced the Friars with 12 points, while Maddie Jolin hauled in nine first-half rebounds.

The Friars shot 54-percent from the field in the first half (15-28), including 60-percent from beyond the three-point arc (3-5). Creighton shot 42-percent (11-26) from the field, including 44-percent from downtown (7-16).

The second half featured five lead changes and nine ties, with the largest lead of the half settling in the Friars' favor at 45-40 with 6:36 left in the third quarter.

In the fourth quarter, Creighton led by four points (53-49) with 8:34 showing on the clock. The Friars went on a 9-2 run to take a three-point edge (58-55) with 4:41 remaining in regulation.

The two teams battled back-and-forth with Creighton picking up a two-point lead (66-64) with 1:58 left. The Friars and Bluejays continued to trade points down the stretch, with Creighton holding a 70-68 and just four-seconds remaining on the clock. The Friars called timeout to advance the ball and Providence would draw up the final play. Out of the timeout, Jolin drove to the hoop and converted with one-second left to send the game to overtime.

In the first overtime, Providence mounted a three-point lead with 22-seconds left to play. Creighton called timeout to advance the ball and Jaylyn Agnew came out of the break and drilled a three-pointer to tie things up, 79-79, with 15 seconds left.

Providence called a timeout following the made field goal to advance the ball, but the Friars' attempt from the floor was off the mark, forcing a second overtime.

The game was tied, 82-82, with 1:59 remaining in double-overtime before Creighton's Audrey Faber cashed in on a traditional three-point play to give the `Jays a 85-82 lead. The Friars' Chanell Williams (Bronx, N.Y.) cut the deficit to one (85-84) with 19-seconds left on a lay-up, but Elger made a pair of free-throws to extend Creighton's lead to 87-84.

Providence called timeout with 14 seconds left, and trailing by three, but were unable to get a shot off to tie the game.

Che finished the game with 14 points, while Williams chipped in 12 points, four assists and three steals. The Friars got a solid performance from freshman forward Andrea Cooper (Edmond, Okla.), who scored a career-best 17 points on 8-10 shooting from the field and added two boards.

Agnew led all scorers for Creighton with 33 points and posted a double-double with 11 boards. Temi Carda battled foul trouble to reach 17 points, while Audrey Faber (13 points) and Sydney Lamberty (11 points) each reached double figures.

The Friars host a pair of games next weekend against Butler and Xavier. It marks the final regular-season home weekend for Providence College. The Friars will host Butler in its annual Pink Out Friartown game on Friday, Feb. 16 at 7:00 p.m. Providence's home finale is scheduled for Sunday, Feb. 18 against Xavier at 1:00 p.m. Prior to the game, the program will honor its senior class comprised of Allegra Botteghi (Bolgna, Italy) and Brianna Frias (Worcester, Mass.).

- GO FRIARS! -

 

 

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