Feb. 12, 2013
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - On Tuesday, February 12 the Providence College women's basketball team fell to No. 3/2 Connecticut, 105-49. The Friars move to 7-17 (2-9 BIG EAST) while Connecticut improves to 23-1 (10-1 BIG EAST). Senior Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) finished with a team-high 17 points for Providence.
After the first 20 minutes of play Providence trailed the Huskies, 56-29. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis finished the first half as the leading scorer with 13 points shooting 5-10 (50-percent) from the field. Sophomore Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) paved the way for the Friars with 11 points. Rule shot 4-10 from the field including 3-6 (50-percent) from three point range.
In the second half Connecticut out-scored the Friars, 49-20. As a team, the Huskies shot 37-65 (56.9 percent) from the field and 7-18 (38.9 percent) from beyond the three point arc. Mosqueda-Lewis went on to score four points in the second half to tie Edwards with a game high 17 points.
Senior Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) added nine points for the Friars, dished out six assists and brought in five rebounds. Roberts moved into 10th place all-time at Providence in career assists, and now owns 327 during her four-year tenure.
Providence returns to action on Wednesday, February 20 when it travels to South Orange, N.J. to take on Seton Hall. Tip-off at Walsh Gymnasium is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
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