Feb. 20, 2013
SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. -
The Providence College women's basketball team fell to Seton Hall, 72-56, on Wednesday, February 20 at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J.
The Friars trailed 14-6 with 13:09 remaining on the clock in the first half, but fought back to tie the game, 14-14, at the 6:24 mark. Seton Hall finished the half with a 19-7 scoring advantage to take a 33-21 lead at the break.
Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.) led the Friar effort in the opening 20 minutes with seven points. Freshman Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) recorded a team-best four rebounds. Senior Symone Roberts (New Britain, Conn.) dished each of the Friars' five assists in the half and added one steal. Brittany Morris and Ka-Deidre Simmons combined to score 25 of the Pirates 33 points, while Alexis Brown hauled in seven rebounds.
In the second half, the Friars got within seven (45-38) with 12:59 remaining in the contest, but Seton Hall put the game away with a 16-4 run to take a 61-42 advantage.
Senior forward Brianna Edwards (Minneapolis, Minn.) finished the game with a team-high 12 points. Harris, Roberts and sophomore Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.) each recorded 11 points for the Friars. Iiskola finished with a team-high six rebounds.
Morris tallied a career-high 27 points to lead the Pirates and Simmons added 21. Alexandra Maseko grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Friars will return to action on Saturday, February 23 against Cincinnati at 2:00 p.m. The game will be played at Fifth Third Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.