Women's Hoops Charges Late But Falls To St. John's 69-54

Feb. 26, 2016

Box Score

QUEENS, N.Y. - The Providence College women’s basketball team fell to St. John’s, 69-54, on Feb. 26 at Carnesecca Arena in Queens, N.Y. Junior guard Sarah Beal (Matthews, N.C.) led the Friars with 19 points, while freshman guard Maddie Jolin (Rehoboth, Mass.) chipped in 10 points

Providence opened the game with a 5-0 run and took a 10-5 lead into the first-quarter media timeout at the 4:47 mark. Beal scored seven of the Friars’ 10 points on 3-5 shooting. Providence shot 53.3-percent during the first quarter (8-15) and carried a 19-11 lead into the second frame. Beal led all scorers with 10 points, while Allegra Botteghi (Bologna, Italy) recorded four rebounds.

The Friars took their largest lead of the first half with 7:14 remaining in the second quarter (22-13). St. John’s finished the quarter with a 22-6 scoring advantage to take a 35-28 lead into halftime.

St. John’s out-scored Providence 18-10 in the third quarter to take its largest lead of the game (53-38) with 44 seconds left on the clock.

The Friars rallied to start the fourth quarter and went on a 14-6 run to cut St. Johns’ lead to seven (59-52) with 4:08 remaining in the game. However, the Red Storm fought back with a 10-2 run of their own to take the victory (69-54).

Botteghi led the Friars in rebounding with a game-high seven boards. Senior guard Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) dished a team-high three assists.

Danaejah Grant and Aliyyah Handford combined to score 54 of the Red Storm’s 69 points, tallying 27 points each. The duo shot a collective 21-42 from the field and each player grabbed a game-high seven boards. Handford dished also dished four dimes and grabbed three steals.



The Friars return to action on Sunday, Feb. 28 against Seton Hall at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on the BIG EAST Digital Network (BEDN).


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