Women's Basketball Defeats Georgetown, 81-66, On Senior Day

March 1, 2015

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. - The Providence College women's basketball team defeated Georgetown, 81-66, on Sunday afternoon at Alumni Hall. The 81 points by the Friars was a season-high while they also held the lead for the entire game. Prior to the contest, the Friars honored seniors Tori Rule (Minneapolis, Minn.), Chanise Baldwin (Pontiac, Mich.), Karin Robinson (Queens, N.Y.), Annie Russian (Round Rock, Texas) and Alexis Harris (Detroit, Mich.), in addition to graduate assistant Kelley Doogan.

Rule led the Friars with 27 points (10-of-16) for the game. She was 3-for-6 from three-point range and a perfect 4-for-4 from free throws. Harris also helped pace the Friars with 18 points and a team-high nine rebounds.

As a team, Providence shot 49% (28-of-57) from the field, which is their third highest output of the season. The Friars also recorded their largest margin of victory this season (15).

In the first half, Providence opened the game on a 7-0 run and later increased its lead to 15-4 at the 15:36 mark. At 11:16, the Friars again had a run, this time a 6-0 push that gave them at 22-11 advantage. The Friar defense forced seven turnovers in the last 10 minutes, which led to nine points to give them a 42-33 lead at the break. Providence entered the midway point shooting 48% (14-for-29). The Friars were solid from the charity stripe, connecting on 12 of their 14 free throws (85.7%). Georgetown shot 30% from the floor (12-for-40) and 57% in free throws (4-of-7).

Georgetown climbed within six points of the Friars (45-39) at 17:36 of the second, but that would be the closest the Hoyas would get the rest of the way. The Friars' lead grew to 20 at 6:53 with a 6-0 run while hitting three-straight field goals. In that span Providence forced four Hoya turnovers in 2:17 minutes of play.

With Rule's 27 points today, she passes Mary Ann McCoy '80 and Helen Jessie-Mency '91 to move into 17th place all-time at Providence with 1,241 career points. The guard also has had six 20+ games this season.

Baldwin had a strong game defensively, recording six of the team's seven blocks in the game, which was a career-high for the senior forward. She also tied a career-high with four steals. Robinson also tallied four steals in the game.

Freshman Alison Lewis (Kennett Square, Pa.) recorded 14 points on the day, and has now scored in double-figures in seven of last 11 games. Junior Evi Iiskola (Espoo, Finland) also reached double-figures with 10 points.

Providence held the overall edge in rebounds for the game, at 43-39. Katie McCormick and Faith Woodward registered double-figures for the Hoyas with 19 and 17 points, respectively.

The Friars return to action when they compete in the BIG EAST tournament in Rosemount, Ill. at Allstate Arena, running Saturday, March 7 through Tuesday, March 10.




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