Feb. 18, 2012
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -
The Providence College women's basketball team fell to No. 15/14 Georgetown, 66-39, on February 18 at McDonough Arena in Washington, D.C. The Friars trailed by just six at halftime, but were outscored, 41-20, in the second half.
The Hoyas took a 25-19 lead into the locker room as the Friars struggled to get anything going offensively. Providence hit just 5-of-27 attempts from the field in the opening half for a 0.185 shooting percentage. Senior Teya Wright (Paterson, N.J.) and sophomore Alicia Cropper (Brooklyn, N.Y.) combined for four of the five field goals and Wright led the Friars with seven points. Georgetown shot 9-of-32 from the field (28.1-percent). Tia Magee led the way for the Hoyas with nine points. Providence led by four (14-10) with 10:26 remaining in the half, but the Hoyas closed the action with a 15-5 scoring advantage.
Georgetown started the second half on a 10-0 run to take a 35-19 lead with 16:23 on the clock. Junior Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) halted the run with a pair of free throws, but Georgetown remained potent offensively and never looked back.
The Hoyas shot 59.1-percent in the second half (13-22), while the Friars hit just 7-of-25 attempts from the field (28.0-percent).
Roberts finished the day with a team-best nine points. Magee posted a double-double for Georgetown with 17 points and 10 rebounds. Sugar Rodgers added 14 points for the Hoyas.
Providence returns to action on Saturday, February 25 against Rutgers. Tip-off is slated for 2:00 p.m. at Alumni Hall/Mullaney Gymnasium in Providence, R.I. Prior to the game, the Friars will honor their six seniors in a brief ceremony, scheduled to begin at approximately 1:45 p.m.