Feb. 14, 2009
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
Shanice Fuller drove the lane and hit a lay-up in the final second of play to help Georgetown defeat Providence College, 57-55, in BIG EAST Conference women's basketball action on February 14 in Providence, R.I. The Friars fall to 9-15 overall and 3-8 in the league, while Georgetown improves to 15-10 (5-7 BIG EAST).
The Friars took a 31-27 lead into the locker room at halftime, and lost for just the second time this season when leading at the half.
Providence led by as many as seven points (55-48) in the second half as junior Brittany Dorsey (Detroit, Mich.) hit her third three-pointer of the game with 6:10 remaining in the game. The Friars went cold from the field the rest of the way, allowing the Hoyas to take the victory on nine unanswered point to complete the game.
Despite making three more field goals than the Hoyas in the game, Providence sent Georgetown to the free-throw line 32 times and the Hoyas connected on 20 of those 32 attempts, while Providence made nine attempts from the charity stripe and sank eight of them.
Georgetown also held a slim advantage in rebounding on the afternoon (38-35). Thirteen of the Hoyas' 38 boards came off of the offensive glass.
Providence was led offensively by senior Chelsea Marandola (Johnston, R.I.), who netted a game-high 15 points and added five rebounds, four assists and two steals. Dorsey chipped in 11 points, while junior Emily Cournoyer (North Attleboro, Mass.) narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds.
Karee Houlette recorded a team-best 12 points for Georgetown. Krystle Hatton came off the bench to tally 10 points and grab a team-high eight rebounds in 22 minutes of work.
Providence returns to action on Wednesday, February 18 against No. 1/1 Connecticut. The game will be played at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium on the campus of Providence College in Providence, R.I. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The game will be televised live, locally, on Cox Sports (Cox 3).
- GO FRIARS! -