Alexis Harris notched her ninth career double-double.
Feb. 11, 2014
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team fell short against the Golden Eagles, 71-62, on Tuesday, Feb. 11 at Alumni Hall in Providence, R.I. Three Friars finished the game in double figures. Providence moves to 6-18 (1-12 BIG EAST) on the year while Marquette improves to 16-7 (7-5 BIG EAST). Junior forward Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) notched her ninth career double-double with 13 points and 15 boards.
Junior guard Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) blazed the trail for the Friars with 10 points in the first five minutes of play and helped Providence gain an early 12-9 lead with 15:09 left to play. The Friars extended their lead to nine points, 20-11, with 11:19 remaining. Beginning at the 11:10 mark Marquette went on a 17-7 run to gain its first lead of the game with 3:29 left on the clock (28-27) and the Golden Eagles carried a 35-32 advantage into the locker room.
Rule led all scorers through the first 20 minutes of play with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field, including 2-for-4 from three-point range. Katherine Plouffe finished the half as the Golden Eagles' leading scorer with 10 points.
Juniors Karin Robinson (Jamaica, N.Y.) and Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) combined for 11 of the Friars' 19 boards in the first half with six and five rebounds, respectively. The Golden Eagles opened the second half on a 17-7 run to hold its largest lead of the game (15) with 10:58 left to play (52-37). The Friars pulled within six points of Marquette, 61-55, but that was as close as they would get (2:34).
Two Golden Eagles recorded double-digits in the scoring column led by Arlesia Morse, who finished with 18 points. Plouffe recorded a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds.
Rule finished with a game high 21 points to notch her eighth 20+ point game of the season. Robinson fell just shy of a double-double with 17 points and a career-high nine boards.
Providence hits the road for back-to-back games against Creighton and Seton Hall. The Friars' trip begins with a 3:05 (ET) tip-off with Creighton on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 3:05 p.m. in Omaha, Neb.
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